You can feel it when your home in Quitman, Georgia, needs fresher air. It’s time to consider the newest technology available to detect harmful substances and protect you from inhaling them. Discover how these five indoor air quality products can help you feel better about your health and safety:
High-Tech Toxin Detectors to Keep You Safe
Many modern air purifiers have the technology necessary to detect common substances such as radon and carbon monoxide. Radon might make you think of chemistry labs. But in fact it’s a natural and potentially harmful substance found in homes and in soil throughout the country. Carbon monoxide might draw to mind memories of indoor generators and gas leaks. But even cigarette smoke and exhaust from cars in your garage can raise carbon monoxide levels in your home.
Educating yourself on common indoor substances such as radon, which causes about 15,000 lung cancer deaths annually, can extend your life. Knowing that a dangerous substance such as carbon monoxide has caused your feelings of dizziness and confusion can prevent an emergency.
Air Purifiers to Ease Asthma and Allergy Symptoms
You probably would like to choose a great air filtration system for your home. Unlike hospitals, though, residential HVAC systems aren’t designed to be compatible with HEPA filters. Even the best residential HVAC systems usually work exclusively with filters rated MERV 16 or lower. As a result, they don’t reach HEPA standards for trapping very small particles in the air.
Very small particles can affect air quality and health. Therefore, you should consider supplementing your residential HVAC system with an air purifier, such as the Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner. If someone in your home suffers from asthma or allergies, target those rooms. Some of these air purifiers can help individual rooms reach the very high standards of HEPA filtration. But you’ll need to change your filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations to achieve your desired air quality improvements.
Air purifiers can add to your energy expenditure. But if you purchase an Energy Star-certified air purifier instead of just a standard one, you can reduce your energy usage by up to 40 percent. As a result, you can save money on your monthly energy bills.
Ventilators to Bring Fresh Outdoor Air Inside
Everything from paint to hairspray leaves a chemical footprint in your home. Therefore, it’s no surprise that sometimes the freshest air comes from outdoors. Ventilators help remove polluted air from your home and bring clean outdoor air inside.
If it’s raining or cold, don’t worry so much about opening the windows to let out pollutants. Save your floor from water damage and your heater from working overtime. Let the ventilator help you deal with troublesome indoor pollutants such as bleach fumes from cleaning the bathroom or paint fumes from touching up the living room. In addition to using the ventilator, staying on top of your HVAC system maintenance is crucial to keeping clean air circulating without wasting energy.
Whole-House Dehumidifiers to Reduce Damp Air
Dust mites thrive in a humid home, and other environmental toxins may accumulate due to excessively damp air. A whole-home dehumidifier can help you balance the healthiest humidity level for your family. Many of these devices work with smart thermostats, which gives you high-level control over your living environment and energy expenditure. If you or someone in your family has allergy symptoms, imagine the benefits of less sneezing and fewer sick days.
UV Lights to Kill Bacteria
You can boost the health of your home’s air when you invest in a UV lighting system. UV lights, which install directly into the ducts and coils of your home’s HVAC system, help you rid your system of bacteria. With disinfected air coming through your vents, you and your family may find you suffer less from respiratory conditions. As a result, you’ll feel healthier and even avoid costly hospital visits.
Want to make your home a healthier place to take a deep breath? Call Waller Heating & Air Conditioning at (229) 375-5040. We can assist you with maintaining your home’s HVAC system and investing in new indoor air quality technology to help your family.
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