Indoor Air Quality Basics—How to Choose the Right System for You
Why Does My Indoor Air Quality Matter?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside your home is actually more polluted than outdoor air. Several different things can cause that pollution, including dust and dirt, airborne viruses and bacteria, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) created by household chores like cooking and cleaning. Breathing in those airborne contaminants can make you sick—causing bad allergies, common colds, and even the flu. Indoor air quality products, such as those listed below, can help clear those pollutants and protect your family’s health.
What System Is Right for Me?
The system your home needs depends on how exactly you want to improve your air quality. These products will all help, but in different and specific ways:
- Humidifiers and dehumidifiers. If the air inside your home is too dry or too humid, you need one of these systems. Not only will they improve your comfort at home, but they will help protect you from problems with unbalanced humidity levels—including dry and itchy skin, bad allergies, and cracking wooden furniture.
- Air cleaners and purifiers. To get rid of those VOCs and other airborne pollutants, cleaners and purifiers are your best bet. They’re designed to capture contaminants, clump them together, and eliminate them. Both systems give you peace of mind knowing that no matter what, you’ll be breathing in clean air.
- Air-to-air exchangers. Need fresh outdoor air without opening the windows? Air-to-air exchangers bring in a fresh supply of air from outside, moderate its temperature, and filter out contaminants all in one go. These systems are ideal for winter, when your air gets stale but the cold weather won’t let you open the windows.
- Ultraviolet (UV) lights. Though your air conditioner is great at keeping you cool in the summer, it can also be a breeding ground for germs, bacteria, and mold. UV lights can help zap some of them before they travel throughout your house and make you sick.
Air Quality Questions? Trust Gross Heating to Have the Answers
If you still don’t know which product is right to get rid of your indoor air pollution, don’t hesitate to call us. Our experts have everything you need to create a safe and healthy home that you can be proud of. Take control of your health and safety indoors—call us today at 262-783-6000 or contact us online.
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