There are sources of air pollutants in every room in the house.
From pets and pesticides to cooking, showering and cleaning, all sorts of harmful toxins can become trapped inside the living space and create health concerns.
It’s often necessary to take proactive measures. Indoor air quality accessories work with the central heating and cooling system to ensure proper humidity levels and cleaner air throughout the year. Whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers work to introduce or remove moisture from air as needed to maintain superior comfort and lessen demands on the heating/cooling system. Excess moisture can lead to issues of mold, mildew and a growing population of dust mites. Wood furnishing can warp and rot. Insufficient moisture in the air makes the air feel colder, dries out nasal passages and makes occupants more susceptible to respiratory infection. It aggravates symptoms of asthma and allergies, dries out the skin and can cause wood floors to squeak, separate and crack. Media air cleaners help to control the level of airborne contaminants, while UV lights prevent the growth and spread of viruses, bacteria and mold. Along with implementing IAQ devices, it’s important to take good care of the heating and cooling system. Regularly replacing air filters combat dust and other debris from getting inside the system, hindering efficiency and polluting the breathing air. Season maintenance from licensed professionals effectively restores the equipment to peak capacity and minimizes the spread of pollutants. Because ductwork is largely concealed, it is easily ignored. However, the breathing air of the home passes through these pipes multiple times per day.