Indoor Air Quality
How is Your Indoor Air Quality?
Your home is your place of refuge. It is where you go to rest, relax, create memories and be at your most comfortable. But even with your home being your place of rest and relaxation, it can also be silently making you ill.
The air in your home can be an abundant source of bacteria and other contaminants that are quietly circulated throughout your entire home every time your heating or air conditioning is active.
Your family breathes in these contaminants the entire time they are resting and relaxing at home. The bacteria and contaminates can cause sickness, irritate allergies and complicate respiratory problems. The entire time you are taking refuge in your home, it is betraying you and causing you to become ill.
Though the air in your home can cause health issues, there are steps you can take to clean and purify the air circulating throughout your home so you breathe easier and cleaner.
Humidity is usually not an issue during the winter months, but it does increase significantly during the summer months. If the air in your home is too humid it can cause mold, mildew, musty odors, and even warp wood furnishings. You may find yourself needing to remove moisture from the air in your home during the summer, yet you may need to add moisture to the air in your home during the winter. Controlling the humidity in your home is the first step in generating clean air.
During the winter months the air becomes extremely dry and can cause all kinds of issues for your home and family. Air that is too dry can irritate your mucus membranes in your nose and act as a magnet for germs and bacteria. It can also dry out your skin, cause your wood furnishings to dry out and possibly begin to crack. Dry air can also promote those annoying electrical shocks from clothing and carpet we have all experienced from time to time.
Dry air also makes your home feel colder. This in turn can cause you to have to run your heating at a higher temperature to feel warm in your home. This will increase your full costs and your utility bills.
The duct work in your home can be a breeding ground for dust, dirt and other contaminates that attract bacteria. Debris can be dropped in vents where they settle, dust and pollen in the air circulate throughout the vents and can be trapped inside. All of these contaminates are circulated throughout your home on a consistent basis for you and your family to breathe. Having the duct work in your home cleaned and cleared of debris is the first step in providing clean air in your home for your family.
Dust and dirt can build up on the filters in your furnace. These contaminates can be circulated throughout your home too. Replacing the filters in your furnace on a consistent basis will help keep the air circulating in your home clean and dust free. It will also keep your furnace functioning properly and running longer.
Purifying the Air
There are many products on the market that claim to clean and purify the air in your home. Some of them work better than others. Your first steps should be to replace your furnace filter and clean the duct work in your home. At that point your next step would be to look into having an air purification system installed in your home to help further purify your air.
Deiter Bros can help you decide what type of air purification system would work best for you and your family. Call Deiter Bros today to get the best help and service on finding the right air purification system for your home.