It may be hard to believe, but did you know that the air inside your home may be more contaminated than the air outside? The Environmental Protection Agency states that indoor air can contain as many as five times the amount of pollutants as outdoor air. That’s significant, especially if you suffer from allergies or asthma.
There are numerous indoor pollutants that can cause health issues, and if you’re not using an air purification system then you may be putting yourself and your family at risk.
The most common airborne particles in your home include dust and mold. Small amounts of these particles won’t harm you, but in larger amounts they can cause unexplained itching, viral infections, fatigue and a host of other health problems.
In order to keep the indoor air quality levels high, there are several steps you can take for air purification:
- Have your ducts cleaned regularly: If you could see inside your ductwork, you would be amazed at just how much dust and mold can accumulate. Ideally, you should have your ducts cleaned twice a year, just before the heating and cooling seasons start.
- Install a whole-house air purification system: These whole-house filters can dramatically improve the quality of your indoor air and they are very cost effective. Most units have filters that will need to be replaced periodically. They are installed within your home’s heating and cooling systems to provide trouble-free air cleaning around the clock.
- Use a dehumidifier: If you live in a damp climate, mold spores can be a very big issue in your home. Using a dehumidifier will help remove moisture from the air and reduce the amount of mold spores in your home.
Even though you clean your home, the air in your house isn’t necessarily clean. Air purification is necessary, even if you don’t have many allergies or health problems.
Want to improve the air quality in your home or have questions about your heating or cooling system? Give the experts at Reliance Home Comfort a call today at 1.866.RELIANCE.