The interior air inside your home is a micro-climate, and its air is the most important air you breathe, primarily because it’s the air you breathe the most of. After all, home is where you spend most of your sleeping hours and quite a few of your waking hours as well. Those who don’t work, or who work at home spend the most time of all breathing the home’s air. Here’s a news flash: the air quality in many homes, believe it or not, is more polluted than the air outside of the home! Yet, we clean our homes. How can this be?
Modern homes are built to be energy efficient and airtight. No one wants to pay to heat or cool outside air. However this same energy efficient technology is what tends to create poor interior air quality. Indoor air is laden with hidden dangers: carcinogens from air fresheners, radon, formaldehyde gas that emits from cabinets and furniture made with OSB press wood, germs and bacteria that cannot escape, allergens, pet dander and, in homes whose air is too humid, mold and mildew. Even the amount of breathable oxygen in the air can drop below what is considered to be a healthful level.
The ideal way to improve the air quality inside of your home is to find a heat and air in Loveland dealer like Tri-City Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. Everyone knows that when you seek a specialist for Heat and Air in Loveland that you’ve got a person who can fix your heating and air conditioning units should they need servicing or repair. What most people do not realize is that they also can put systems into place to improve your air quality. A state of the art filtration system (not to mention high-end HVAC system filtration) can go an astonishingly long way towards giving you clean, pure air to breathe. If your home’s air is too humid, the humidity level can be diminished with a dehumidifier (or sometimes just with the A/C in the summer). If the reverse is your problem, and your air is too dry, damaging furniture and causing nosebleeds, consider having a humidifier installed. Call your local HVAC folks and discuss your problem: they can help.
Finally, there are things the homeowner can do: opening windows for air exchange when possible, promptly changing filters, and installing green, leafy houseplants within the home.