Air Quality Solutions: Breathe Healthy Again
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the indoor air quality of the average home is 70 times more pollutant than the air outdoors. There are a number of factors that contribute to this problem. These factors include poor ventilation, high temperature and humidity levels, as well as the many sources of indoor pollutants that are constantly in circulation around your home. If you want to breathe healthy again, then consider using some of the air quality solutions that we have provided.
Proper ventilation is important because it keeps a constant flow of fresh air circulating through your home. If very little air enters your home, pollutants will accumulate. There are a number of methods you can use to ventilate your home.
- Natural ventilation is a method of ventilation that can be done by simply opening the doors and windows in your home.
- Mechanical ventilation is another method that can be used to help circulate fresh air throughout your home. There are a number of devices that you can choose. They range from outdoor-vent fans, which can be found in your kitchen and bathroom, and air handler systems. An air handler system uses your fan and duct work to remove stale indoor air and distribute filtered air throughout the house.
Many homeowners often overlook the important role that their air filters have in relation to good indoor air quality. To simply put it, your air filters not only help your HVAC system function efficiently, but they also clean the air in your home by collecting dust, dirt and other pollutants. So make certain you change your air filters regularly.
If clean air really matters to you, then you can’t overlook air purifiers. There are a number of air cleaners on the market that filter the air in your home. Some models also feature capture and kill technology for viruses, bacteria and mold to help your family breathe easier.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
The humidity level in your home will affect your indoor air quality. If the humidity level is too high, then you’re going to need a dehumidifier to remove some of the moisture from the air. A lot of moisture provides the perfect breeding ground for mold growth and dust mites. If your home lacks moisture, then a humidifier will be needed to add moisture to the air. Difficulty breathing is one of the side effects of humidity levels that are too low.
At Mike Merritt Heating and Air Conditioning, we have an extensive line of air quality solutions and products for your home or office. We are confident that we can make your home comfortable so that you and your family can breathe healthy. Contact us today if you would like a visit from one of our NATE certified technicians. We service homeowners and businesses located in Jacksonville Beach, FL and the surrounding areas.