Keeping your home warm and comfortable is important, but you will also want to make sure the air you breathe is clean as well. The level of pollutants for indoor air can be two to five times higher than the levels outside. Since you will spend a majority of time indoors, the air filtration and ventilation is essential to reduce the exposure to harmful pollutants or contaminants. Some of these can include combustion pollutants. These are caused by using gas, oil, or wood, and typically used in gas stoves, fireplaces, furnaces that produce combustion pollutants. Having these type of pollutants can lead to respiratory infections or carbon monoxide issues. You will also want good air in your home to help prevent the chance of mold occurring. If there is an excess of moisture or poor ventilation, mold can start to develop. Mold can trigger allergy or asthma symptoms for those in your home. You will also want to have clean air because viruses, bacteria, pollen, and general dust are often invisible to the naked eye. If you or a family member suffers from allergies, exposure to these particles can make you feel miserable.
You may notice that there is poor air in your home because of the filtration system. Children are more susceptible to indoor pollutants because they breathe greater volumes of air for their size, compared to adults. Someone with a compromised or suppressed immune system may also be at risk for becoming ill from the pollutants indoors. If you notice symptoms of headaches, coughing, sneezing, dizziness, sore throat, or difficulty breathing, the air in your home might be below average. A prolonged exposure to some pollutants like carbon monoxide can lead to chronic ailments. If you are not sure what type of air cleaner is right for your home, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the best solution. In addition to affecting people, poor indoor air quality may cause structural rot in commercial buildings and homes. Air filters trap mold and other organisms that contribute to rot, while good ventilation eliminates excess moisture and promotes healthy relative humidity levels. To help keep the air in your home in the best condition possible, make sure to contact us so we can recommend a solution. We can also inspect and clean the ductwork if needed. This can help make your home enjoyable to be in this winter.