The quality of the air inside your home can have a profound effect on your overall health and well-being. Removing airborne contaminants from your home can:
- Reduce the risk of health problems
- Improve your concentration
- Boost your energy levels
- Lessen the risk of indoor mold growth
- Remove unpleasant odors from the air
- Make your home easier to clean
Improving indoor air quality requires a three pronged approach.
First, you need to reduce any sources of indoor air pollution as much as possible. Common pollution sources include:
- Fireplaces and woodstoves
- Pressed wood furniture and cabinets
- Candles and air fresheners
- Household cleaning products
- Glues, paints and hobby supplies
- Heating and cooling equipment
- Damp carpeting
- Building materials and insulation
Once you have controlled or eliminated any sources of indoor air pollution, the next step is to improve ventilation. Consider installing a heat recovery ventilation system to bring fresh air into your home without sacrificing energy efficiency.
These systems are designed to vent stale, polluted air out of your home while at the same time bringing fresh, clean air in. What sets them apart from typical ventilation systems is that they are able to capture and retain a great deal of the heat from the outgoing air stream before it exits your home, saving energy as a result.
The final step in improving indoor air quality is to remove any remaining contaminants from the air by installing a whole-house air purification system. These systems, which usually install directly into your existing ductwork, trap and remove airborne particles.
There are a number of different styles of air cleaners available ranging from simple mechanical filters to high-tech electronic air cleaners. Many air purification systems also come with the option of installing a UV light to kill living organisms in your air such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. These systems can dramatically boost your overall health and well-being while helping your home stay fresh and inviting.
If you live in the Dayton area and would like more simple tips on improving indoor air quality, contact us at Detmer and Sons, Inc.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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