How often do you go out of your way to hang out in dusty places? We’d say the answer is rarely! Unfortunately, poor indoor air quality in your home may have you dealing with less than clean air, even if you don’t realize it.
Today’s homes are far more well-insulated and “sealed” than ever before. While this is great for your heater’s and air conditioner’s energy efficiency, it isn’t as beneficial for your indoor air quality. That’s why we want you to know about your options for indoor air quality systems. Here’s what you should know about your system options and how they might make a difference in your overall comfort and even your health.
The Impact of Poor Indoor Air Quality
How bad can poor indoor air quality be? The reality is that bad air in your home can actually contribute to quite a few problems. These can include:
- Increased sneezing and coughing
- Irritated eyes, nose, and throat
- Reduced airflow throughout the house
- Increased dust in the house
- Increased illnesses
- Worsening asthma and respiratory problems
Your home can have poor enough air quality that it literally makes you sick or disrupts your sleep. That’s why it is important to take stock of your home’s air when you have a chance to see if investing in an air quality system may be a good idea.
Indoor Air Quality System Options to Consider
So, you’re pretty sure that you have poor indoor air quality, but how do you solve the problem? You can’t exactly leave the windows open all day for the sake of fresh air. We have some different options for you to choose from:
- Whole-house air filters: Some of the most commonly used systems in the area are air filters in Collegeville, PA. Installed within your ductwork, air filters consist of a semi-permeable membrane that captures a variety of different contaminants. This removes those contaminants from the air and leaves you with cleaner air. Filters can come in varying strengths but it is a good idea to consult with a technician to ensure that you won’t have a filter that hinders airflow.
- Whole-house air purifiers: Another great option that you can choose for your home is the air purifier. This can include one of two kinds of systems: an electric air purifier or a UV light air purifier. Both of these systems clean the air but offer a bit of extra protection. This is because these systems can help combat some organic contaminants that filters can’t stop, such as viruses, bacteria, and even mold spores.
- Whole-house dehumidifiers: Noticed that your house is a bit too dry during the wintertime? It might mean that it is time to invest in a good humidifier. These systems are great for this time of year because they add just enough moisture to the air to balance things out. This can help you feel more comfortable and can even help prevent illness.
If you need help determining what indoor air quality system is right for your home, then you can trust our team to help.
Contact Quality Degree Heating & Air Conditioning to start improving your indoor air quality today. We always provide 5-star system installations.