IS YOUR INDOOR AIR SAFE TO BREATHE?
Unless you have a serious allergy to dust, dander, mold, mildew or any of the other particles that may be travelling throughout your home at any given moment, your indoor air is likely not particularly dangerous in the short-term. And yet, there’s a good chance that your indoor air is stagnant or stale, or that it smells bad, or that you have constant mold and mildew issues. Fortunately, there’s a lot that you can do this year to ensure that your indoor air is everything that it should be. Let’s take a look at some common problems and their solutions.
Mold/Mildew vs. Ultraviolet Light
Mold and mildew grow and spread quickly throughout the home. They feast upon excessive moisture and they like dark areas. Because they are difficult to remove once they’ve accumulated significantly, prevention is best. UV light has long been used to eradicate such substances and you can install one directly into your HVAC system. Whenever your indoor air passes through, mold and mildew will be zapped.
Dust and Dander vs. Whole-House Air Purification
There are plenty of portable air purifiers and air filters out there. But while the high-end models come in handy, they cannot compare to the coverage of a whole-house air purifier. These devices are integrated directly into your HVAC system so that they purify all of your home’s indoor air. Electronic air cleaning works by ionizing particles so that they can collect within the device itself.
Strange Smells and other Debris vs. Duct Sealing
If your ducts are in any way compromised, then they will not be able to perform as promised. Your HVAC system will have to work harder to produce the same level of heating and cooling. But they may also begin to pull in debris from unoccupied spaces of your home, such as the attic or between the walls, which can lead to poor indoor air quality.
Give our indoor air quality specialists in Houston a call today to get started breathing better air in 2016.