Indoor Air Quality Solutions For Glenwood Homes
There’s much more to air quality than heating and cooling. In fact, even with a heating and cooling system that works efficiently, the EPA has estimated that indoor air is up to 70% more polluted that outdoor air. There’s a lot you can do to improve the quality of the air inside your home. Balancing humidity and getting rid of pollutants are two key solutions.
Humidity plays a major role in the growth of mold, mildew, fungus, and bacteria. Allergens come from all types of sources including pet dander, human dander, and pollen. Because we believe that your family’s comfort and health go hand in hand, our Glenwood HVAC contractors are professionally trained as specialists in indoor air quality.
Here is some information from our experts that you may find interesting about indoor air quality solutions for your Glenwood home. But first, let us list some symptoms of pollution.
- Allergies and other respiratory problems
- Lung disease
- Frequent headaches
- Scratch throat
- Sore throat
- Sinus infections
- Frequent colds
- Flue like symptoms
- Constant fatigue
High-Efficiency Air Cleaners
Contrary to popular belief, the filter in your AC system is not manufactured to keep your indoor air clean. It is only made to block larger contaminants from entering the HVAC system equipment where it can eventually cause damage. High-efficiency air cleaners have been shown to significantly minimize indoor air pollutants such as dust, dander, pollen, vapors, and gasses. They also reduce airborne viruses and bacteria. The most effective way to enhance the quality of the air in your home is to install a state-of-the-art air filtration system. If you are interested, call Rapid Response Plumbing, Heating & Air for expert advice.
Whole Home Humidifiers
It does no good to use a room humidifier because the rest of the air in the home remains dry. When you move it to another room, the air dries out again quickly in the room you just treated. A whole home humidifier treats the entire home and automatically balances the moisture level throughout.
Humidity control is very important to your health for several reasons. Mold, which thrives in high humidity, is dormant or dies when the air is too dry. Dust mites also die when the humidity is low. Also, the people in your home can become uncomfortable when the humidity is below 30%. You can suffer from dry mucous membranes which often lead to nosebleeds and infections. Then, any bacteria or virus in the home will quickly take hold to make you sicker.
Low humidity is just as harmful as high humidity. With portable systems, you can’t tell how much moisture you are actually putting inside your home. A whole-house humidifier only works when it’s needed and is attached to your HVAC system for easy moisture distribution through the ducts.
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