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3 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

heating-cooling-ventAir quality in the home is just as important as it is easy to forget—air is invisible, after all, and it’s not something homeowners often think about. They vacuum the floors when they see dirt and they wipe off the counters when they see dust. But why don’t they focus on scrubbing the air with air purifiers with the same intensity? Here is a startling fact: out of every 10 people, 5 are breathing air that would be given a grade of “F” when rated.

It’s no wonder 26 million people a year suffer from some hay fever and other respiratory problems—the air people breathe is stale, full of pollutants, and in need of a good spring cleaning.

Improve Air Quality with These 3 Tips

But all is not lost! These simple upgrades to a home can drastically improve its air quality and make a big difference in quality of life.

1. Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

A humidifier is useful for winter dryness and preventing feelings of cracked skin and chapped lips—as well as a ballooning lotion budget. Luckily, homeowners don’t have to settle for a small humidifier that must be carted around from room to room. Instead, there are whole-house humidifiers that can be installed inside of the existing air-conditioning system ducts. It will battle the dryness in the air without causing the homeowner any need to even think about it.

Now, in case of the opposite problem of high humidity, when the air makes just moving feel like swimming through warm vegetable soup, the best solution is a dehumidifier that pulls some of the water out of the home’s air. A service like Yost & Campbell helps people find the right dehumidifier to pair right with their existing AC systems.

2. Air Purifiers: A Filtration System

Dust, skin cells, dust mites, smoke, glue fumes, paint fumes, building materials: the air in most homes is filled with dozens of pollutants that could inflame allergies and exacerbate asthma conditions. An HVAC service can not only check and replace existing HVAC filters but upgrade them to electronic filters that act as air purifiers for the entire home.

3. Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Though carbon monoxide detectors aren’t going to actively improve the air quality in a home like the other options on this list, a good carbon monoxide detector could be the most important item for a home. Carbon monoxide is one of the greatest dangers to most households, and unlike fire or an earthquake, it can strike without any warning or obvious signs. HVAC service rep today can install carbon monoxide detectors in the best locations in a house to increase safety.

Air Quality Improvements That Won’t Break the Bank

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to improve the air quality in a home that won’t equal the cost of a second mortgage. Some very simple methods like those mentioned above can really do wonders for the indoor air quality for an entire household.

Contact Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling, & Generators for HVAC services in Pelham today!

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