How Important is Indoor Air Quality?
Just like the air outside can become polluted, the air circulating in your home can contain harmful pollutants. Green Heating & Air puts your family’s health first and highly encourages you to take the steps to ensure the air you breathe is safe, especially during the pandemic! Indoor air quality has become such an issue that studies have recently shown that a lot of homes have worse air quality than the air outside. As we move into fall and winter, it may be time to investigate the solutions to improve the air you breathe.
What is in the air?
Air quality can be a difficult concept—if we can’t see the problem, is there really one? The reality is, the particles circulating in your home cannot be seen, but their side effects can be felt. Here are the most common pollutants that may be in your home:
- Airborne dust and pollen spores: Those with allergens will thank you for taking steps to clean the air. Many struggle with seasonal allergies and see the outside world as an obstacle. However, inside their own home may be just as bad. Give those with allergies a safe haven—a place to breathe safely!
- Mold spores, viruses, and bacteria: Spending a lot of time indoors allows you to breathe in these dangerous particles and risk a respiratory illness. So many bacteria and viruses are airborne and can infect you without you realizing.
- Various products and gases: Cleaning products, gases from appliances, and pesticides are not automatically eliminated when the smell disappears. They continue to circulate through your home until an air purifier filters them out.
Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Nobody wants their home to circulate poor air for their kids and family to breathe. However, many do not know the signs and symptoms of poor indoor air. If you suffer from any of the symptoms below, indoor air quality may be the next home improvement task on your to-do list!
- Chronic cough and congestion is the number one sign that your lungs are fighting the particles in the air you breathe. This tends to go unnoticed because people write it off as a long-term cold. Little do you know that it can be fixed through your air conditioning company!
- Chronic headaches are another sign of poor air quality. With your immune system working overtime to fight off airborne particles, you may experience illness related symptoms like headaches.
- Hyperactive allergies are very common as well. If you notice you or your loved one suffering from allergies more than usual this season, there may be another factor causing this reaction.
How can Green Heating and Air help?
If you feel like your indoor air quality could improve, Green Heating & Air is here to help! We offer a variety of services to help you assess your needs and act on the issues. We can come to inspect your air ducts and HVAC system to see how well it is filtering the air. After evaluation, we can offer our professional input on what your home may benefit from.
- Bryant Air Purifiers—One of our favorite and most popular products is the air purifier. This is attached to your HVAC system to purify every particle of air that is circulated while your heating or cooling is working. This product gets rid of dust, pollen, spores, and bacteria that are floating in your air.
- Humidifiers—If your home has overly dry air, a humidifier may be recommended. This product will also be added to your HVAC system to introduce humidity into your air. This will moisten the air to a “normal” state and prevent itchy skin, dry nose, sore throats, chipped paint, and dry wood and walls.
- Dehumidifiers—Does your home feel like a hot Georgia day? Your air may have too much water vapor in it, which makes the humidity levels rise. A dehumidifier would take some water vapor out of the air to bring it back to a normal condition.
- Zoning Systems—If certain rooms aren’t getting as much circulation, all of the dust and particles may be congregating in certain places of your home. Stale air is very noticeable and can be unhealthy. A zoning system will relocate air and be sure to circulate different areas of the house when needed which keeps your air clean and your energy costs down.
Schedule your appointment today!
At Green Heating & Cooling, we are gearing up for the fall and ready to tackle all of your indoor air quality needs. We encourage all customers to be proactive and look for the signs and symptoms listed above, and then call us! We can help you make your home more comfortable and healthy—call us today to talk to our office staff about your options and schedule an appointment!