3 Reasons Jacksonville Homeowners Need Air Purifiers
When the air pollution levels in Jacksonville are high, your indoor air quality can be affected as well. You will need to be even more vigilant to keep your indoor air as pure as possible. An air purifier is an effective tool in your fight against pollutants that contaminate your indoor air.
Common Household Products
You cannot control the overall outdoor air quality, but there is a lot you can do to keep pollutants out of your home, or reduce their effect. A lot of the contaminants in our indoor air come from products we use every day. Furniture, paint, and cleaning solutions, for example, contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which give off gases that can be harmful to our health.
Regular cleaning is needed to prevent buildup of dust, and to eliminate lingering odors from smoking, regular cooking, and garbage. If your home is dusty, your HVAC filters will become dusty quickly. It is important that you check your filters and replace as needed. Dust in your HVAC system circulates throughout your home, and can contribute to respiratory problems. Dirty filters will also affect airflow and reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. Apart from creating a foul odor, failure to properly remove garbage and food residue can lead to the development of different kinds of bacteria.
Pets shed and can bring germs into your living space. Be sure to give your pets regular baths. It is important to vacuum and clean furniture, pillows, and bedding to eliminate pet dander.
Your indoor air quality can also be affected by mold, pollen and viruses including influenza. Poor indoor air is a problem for everyone, but is an even greater cause for concern if anyone in your home has a respiratory illness such as asthma. A high quality air purifier traps microscopic particles as they circulate through your home’s HVAC system. Though constant vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning are necessary, air purifiers provide a higher level of defense by trapping and killing up to 95 percent of airborne pathogens. A professional indoor air quality technician can help you to determine the sources of poor air quality and provide advice about the most effective ways to decrease irritants in your home.
Contact Mike Merritt Heating & Air at (904) 240-4038 for more information about improving the air quality in your home. We provide knowledgeable service and a variety of air-cleaning systems include air purifiers, to make your home or office more comfortable.