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How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

If you’re like most homeowners, you want to keep your family healthy and safe. One of the best ways to do that is by keeping your home’s air quality in check. Luckily, you can do several simple things to improve your indoor air quality.

We're breaking down some of the best tools for improving your home's air quality and why each is a vital piece of the puzzle.

Ventilation

One of the main culprits of indoor air pollution is a lack of ventilation. Many people don't realize the importance of indoor air quality and ventilation. Good ventilation can help eliminate any pollutants that could be floating around.

You can do this by opening windows and doors when weather permits. You should also use exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom. Bathrooms are especially susceptible to poor ventilation and, as a result, mold. When showering or running the sink, moisture collects on surfaces and floats in the air. This moisture can quickly lead to mold growth, especially if there is no way for the moist air to escape.

You also need an adequate ventilation system to ensure air moves between your home and the outdoors.

Air Purification

Another way to improve indoor air quality is by using an air purifier. Air purifiers help remove pollutants, making it safer for you and your family to breathe. Air purifiers can remove indoor pollutants such as dust, pollen, pet dander, and smoke.

Air purifiers can have many benefits, including reducing the number of indoor pollutants and improving indoor air quality. There are standalone air purifiers, but you'll be covered entirely with a whole-home unit.

There are several types of air purifiers on the market, each with its own benefits. The most common type of air purifier uses a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, which is a highly efficient filter similar to the ones you use in your HVAC system. HEPA filters remove 99.97% of particles that are 0.03 microns in size from the air, making them very effective at improving indoor air quality.

Another type of air purifier is an activated carbon filter. Activated carbon filters effectively remove odors, chemicals, and smoke from the air. This makes them a good choice for homes with pets or smokers. You can also find units that use both carbon and HEPA filters.

Ultraviolet (UV) light air purifiers use UV light to kill bacteria and viruses, as well as other air pollutants like mold.

Humidity Control

One of the less obvious ways to improve indoor air quality is by controlling humidity. Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. Too much humidity can lead to mold and mildew growth as well as dust mites.

Dust mites are tiny creatures that thrive in humid environments. They are known to cause allergies and exasperate asthma symptoms. Mold and mildew can also grow in humid environments. Both mold and mildew are known to cause various health problems, including respiratory issues.

Dehumidifiers and humidifiers are two devices that can help you control the humidity in your home. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air, while humidifiers add moisture to the air.

If you live in an area with high humidity, a dehumidifier can help reduce the amount of moisture in the air and improve air quality. This is often necessary during summer. On the other hand, if you live in low humidity, a humidifier can add moisture to the air. This is usually needed in the winter.

Keeping Your Home's Air Clean

Improving your indoor air quality is essential for your health and your family's health. Luckily, Guaranteed Service has you covered with our indoor air quality services. Contact us today at (732) 412-1134 to start living with better air.

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