You may have heard the phrase indoor air quality at some point, whether online or during a conversation with your local HVAC technician. As you can well imagine, there are various substances and factors that can affect the quality of your indoor air, ranging from the influx of noxious particles (including those that aggravate respiratory issues as well as allergic reactions) to stuffiness and excessive moisture. While many homeowners look solely to the number on the thermostat when it comes to determining their comfort levels, it’s imperative that you take into consideration your indoor air quality as well.
Few homes have ideal indoor air quality conditions, and it’s worth investigating ways to improve the air that you and your family breathe year-round inside. Here are 3 ways to improve your indoor air quality.
- Purify your air. Sure, everyone knows about or has used portable air filtration devices and purifiers at some time or another. It’s not for us to disparage these products, many of which have great value in certain situations. But for truly whole-house results, you need to adopt a more holistic approach to air purification. If you operate a heating and/or cooling system that utilizes air ducts, this is actually quite easy to do. A whole-house air purifier can do wonders for your air quality by removing contaminants and pollutants whenever your HVAC system is turned on.
- Control your humidity. One of the key factors in assessing your indoor air quality is the humidity level. If you find that your home suffers from excessive or insufficient humidity, then it may be time to consider a solution. Your best bet is a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier (or both, for maximum comfort). These systems give you full control over the humidity level in your home, much as you have over your temperature therein.
- Ventilate efficiently. It’s incredibly important to have adequate ventilation in your building envelope. Without it, you won’t be able to control the most critical factors affecting your indoor air quality. A heat recovery ventilator is a great way to ensure excellent intake of fresh air without raising your energy bills.
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