There is a myth among people that they are protected from air pollution inside the comfort of their home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor environments are around 2-5 times as polluted as the air outdoors, and occasionally up to 100 times as polluted! The EPA has ranked indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 environmental dangers facing our planet. This is a serious problem which we all face.
As the temperatures drop and we start spending more time indoors, the quality of our indoor air becomes more and more important to our health and well-being.
While there is little you can do to affect the quality of the air outdoors, there is a lot you can do to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) at home. If you have a forced air system in your home, there are many different modifications Anthony & Son Indoor Air Quality can make to your existing HVAC system to improve the quality of the air you breathe.
- Humidifiers: In the winter time, the air in your home can be very dry. This dryness can cause a lot of problems within your home and yourself. With a humidifier you can help protect wood floors and furniture. Dry air can make wood split and crack. Keeping a stable level of moisture in the air helps protect your floors from damage. When having a humidifier it can help prevent sinus and nasal problems that are common in the winter months. Anthony and Son is able to help you with any of your air quality needs, just give us a call!
- Dehumidifiers: In the summer, you may find that the air quality in your home is humid, and can develop an unpleasant odor. Dehumidifiers are most commonly used in the summer as they remove excess humidity in the home. They also remove stale odor, help cool the temperature within your home, and reduce mold buildup. Anthony and Son is able to help you with any of your air quality needs, just give us a call!
- Air Scrubbers: Air scrubbers as the name suggests, they will act as scrubbers to remove and clean the air of a wide variety of airborne pollutants. This type of air device can cover thousands of square feet with a single one air scrubber, which can oftentimes make them a more affordable and effective option than other types of air devices. There are two major methods used in air scrubbers; dry and wet scrubbing - which both work in different ways to scrub the air clean in an indoor environment. Anthony and Son is able to help you with any of your air quality needs, just give us a call!
- UV light: Germs and various bacteria are likely to spread throughout the home with your HVAC system. This can affect your health and the health of your HVAC system. However an ultraviolet light within your HVAC system ensures improvement within the system's efficiency and your health. It's not uncommon for the inside of your HVAC system to become clogged with dirt, pollutants, and other debris. Installing UV lights in your HVAC unit can help clean your system and remove buildup in ductwork and pipes and in cooling coils. This increased efficiency can translate into reduced energy costs, and it also means your system might require less maintenance over the long term. Anthony and Son is able to help you with any of your air quality needs, just give us a call!