Indoor Air QualityCan Your Home Benefit From Improved Indoor Air Quality?

July 9, 2018


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Indoor air quality is a silent danger in your home. In fact, indoor air quality can be worse than that of the outdoor air quality at times. Low indoor air quality will agitate those suffering from asthma or allergies, and it can also promote the growth of mold and mildew. It’s bad news no matter how you look at it.

Unfortunately, the climate and environment has a lot to do with the pollutants that find their way inside your home. You can’t change the environment outside, but there are things you can do on the inside that will count.

If you can say “yes” to any of the points below, it’s possible that some of these indoor air quality products will help you.

You or your family suffers from allergies or asthma

Outside, the air is filled with all kinds of allergens that can make life miserable for you or family members who suffer from seasonal or constant allergies. It shouldn’t have to be that way indoors, too. Your home should be a safe haven against allergens, especially if you’re already treating your home with air conditioning.

In this case, you may want to consider an air filtration system in Kansas City, KS. They can pull mold, pollen, dust, and other irritating particles out of the air. High-efficiency particulate absorption (HEPA) filters can trap up to 99.99% of floating particles. For someone suffering from allergies or asthma, a proper air filtration system can work wonders.

You live in a humid climate

There’s nothing like a Kansas City summer to remind you about humidity. Humidity itself isn’t something that an air filtration system can remove, but it’s worth noting that humidity can encourage the growth of mold. Mold spores in the air can decrease your indoor air quality and could exacerbate respiratory problems.

If this is a concern, then a UV air purifier could be just what you need. Unlike a normal air filtration system, a UV air purifier has what it takes to kill live organisms and bacteria such as mold, mildew, and viruses.

It’s important to keep in mind, however, that a normal air purifier is not the same as a UV air purifier. Make sure to clarify your needs when talking with an HVAC contractor.

You have stale and stuffy air

Does it feel like you’re breathing the same air, day in and day out? It’s possible that your home isn’t well ventilated.

To make the most out of your air conditioning, you’re told to lock up all the windows and doors to prevent any air escaping. Although it sounds counter-intuitive, this practice prevents good ventilation and contributes to poor indoor air quality.

Other than leaving your window open (and letting in all the hot summer air), you can install a heat recovery ventilator (HRV). This system brings fresh air from outside and moves it through a heat exchanger, simultaneously sending the stale indoor air outside. The air that comes in will already be partially conditioned, so it won’t use up too much extra energy.

Relax… It’s MVP! Contact us today and we’ll get you set up with the best in air filtration.

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