Indoor air pollutants, allergens, germs, and other particles can make the air in your Dayton home unhealthy. Having poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead to health issues, especially if you have a condition such as allergies or asthma. Cleaning the air in your home can boost IAQ and help prevent you from becoming ill. You can improve IAQ in the following ways.
Maintain a Good Humidity Level
High or low humidity levels can affect your air quality. Low humidity can cause dry skin and other problems, while high humidity can cause respiratory problems due to mold and mildew growth. Consider using a humidifier to raise humidity levels if needed a dehumidifier to bring humidity levels down.
Breathing in dust can trigger allergies and lower your IAQ. Dust surfaces around your home on a regular basis in order to keep dust particles to a minimum. Use a HEPA filter in your vacuum cleaner or look into air-filtration systems for your home to eliminate dust and help with cleaning the air in your home.
Use Air Filtration and Air Purifiers
A whole-house air filtration system filters out harmful particles that can make you sick. When you have this system installed, it helps improve IAQ throughout your home. Air purifiers can help remove allergens and other particles for healthier indoor air.
Replace HVAC Filters
Dust could be lurking on your HVAC filters. When this happens, dust can easily float into rooms throughout your home. Replace your HVAC filters every other month (or more often) if needed. You should at least check them each month to see if they’re dirty.
Use UV Lamps
These lamps use ultraviolet light to kill microorganisms that can cause illness, such as bacteria and fungi. UV lamps can help lower your risk of having headaches, asthma flareups, watery eyes, or other symptoms.
If you need additional help cleaning the air in your Dayton home, contact Detmer and Sons. We offer different solutions to improve IAQ, including purification, filtration, UV lamps, humidification, and dehumidification. Our experts can help you find the right solutions for cleaning the air in your home.