According to EPA and other research studies, indoor air quality is often worse than the outdoor air. There are just so many items in a home that can contribute to poor indoor air quality. Volatile organic compounds from items like household cleaning products, paints, pressed woods, furniture, flooring and glues all add up to indoor pollutants. Other items, such as pet dander and mold spores, can also lessen the level of good air quality. Today, consumers are searching for ways to improve the indoor air quality of their homes due to health risks. Over time, indoor air pollutants can cause upper respiratory problems, allergies and even cancer.
Devices to Improve Indoor Air
It’s important to realize that heating and cooling systems do not bring fresh air into the home. Ventilators solve this problem and are just one way to enjoy healthy indoor air. These devices remove stale and unhealthy air from the indoors while minimizing heat energy loss. They actually pre-filter the air for reduced indoor air pollutants and allow for outgoing and in-going fresh air. These devices can be used intermittently or continuously for clean air. In addition, they’re quiet.
Often, dry skin and sore throats in the wintertime are an indication of too much dry air in the home. Activities like showering and doing laundry won’t compensate for less moisture when you’ve got your heater running. According to the American Society of Otolaryngology, an overly dry environment can make people more susceptible to infection. Also, there are many viruses that thrive in low humidity increasing the likelihood of upper respiratory ailments, colds and flu. Whole-home humidifiers deliver the perfect amount of moisture in the air for better health and comfort. Many whole-home systems are powered by fans and blow moisture vapor directly into the ducts. It’s also a good solution for heat pump applications.
Air purifiers can also help keep the indoor air clean and healthy. These devices trap and kill pollutants like bacteria. Many of them kill up to 13 pathogens, including household fungus.
Air Purifying Products and HVAC Services at Luquire in Wetumpka AL
In addition to installing energy efficient HVAC equipment and performing HVAC repairs, we also offer leading brand products for keeping your indoor air pure, including humidifiers, ventilators, UV lamps and air purifiers. All of our air purifying products come with excellent warranties and get the job done. With Air Conditioning by Luquire, you can breathe easier.