Breathe Better Air at HomeJune 16, 2021
Homeowners often look for ways to enhance things around the house to increase comfort both indoors and out. If you’re looking to make improvements, consider every aspect of your at-home comfort, including indoor air quality. These ideas can help you and your family breathe better air at home.
Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality (IAQ) relates to the condition of the inside air and how it affects the health of those living in the home. Breathing clean air is essential for home comfort and living a healthier life, so it’s important to recognize and address potential air quality issues.
Poor IAQ poses a host of concerns and can:
- Cause fatigue, dizziness, and headaches
- Trigger or intensify allergies
- Make it difficult to fall asleep or get quality rest
- Lead to skin irritation
- Impair breathing
You also may notice musty or other unpleasant odors in your home. This is often attributed to bacteria and mold build-up due to humidity from poor IAQ. Keep reading for more on this.
Purify Your Air
One of the most effective things you can do at home to improve IAQ is clean the air with a purifier. An air purification system is designed to capture and eliminate contaminants that may harm your family’s well-being.
- Attaching electrically charged ions to allergens, germs, viruses, and other particles in the air
- Capturing the ionized particles in an oppositely charged filter
- Securing the airborne pollutants within the filter while circulating clean air back into the home
Through this process, 99 percent of certain viruses, bacteria, and particulates are rendered inactive, leaving you with cleaner, healthier indoor air.
Manage the Moisture
Dry air can make your skin feel tight and your throat feel scratchy. No one wants that. But too much humidity can be problematic, too, by contributing to mold growth and damaging wood flooring or furniture.
And because Minnesota is notorious for its sticky summers, now is the ideal time to find a balance between damp and dry indoor air.
A whole-home dehumidifier can help maintain humidity levels to keep comfort at an all-time high. Again, these systems work in conjunction with existing HVAC units to help keep moisture at an optimal balance, usually between 35 and 50 percent. They also conveniently monitor humidity levels and make adjustments as needed.
Less moisture in the air will make indoor temperature will feel up to 10 degrees cooler. This allows you to bump up your thermostat settings and save money on cooling costs.
Additionally, a dehumidifier will help prevent mold growth, dust mites, and mildew. So, everyone at home – especially any allergy sufferers – can breathe easy without the worry of sniffling, coughing, or sneezing.
Breathe Better Air
You want your home to be as comfortable as possible. So do we. That includes taking steps to control and maintain indoor air quality so you and your family can breathe better air at home. The qualified technicians at Hanson’s can perform an air quality inspection to determine the best solution for your home, whether that’s an air purifier, dehumidifier, UV lamp, or a ventilator. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.