Indoor Air Quality
Whether it is winter or summer, when we close up the house most of us will begin to feel the effects of poor indoor air quality through dry skin, sinus issues, stale air, etc. The average person inhales about 32,000 pints of air in a single day, with each of those pints containing billions of tiny particles including dust, pollen, dirt, and other microscopic debris. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources, including candles and tobacco smoke, and to carry these pollutants outside. High temperature and humidity levels also can increase concentrations of some pollutants. The effects of a poor air filtering system can be compounded by neglecting maintenance of the current system by not having proper air filter installation, burning candles and smoking inside the residence, which can cause further damage to your system over time.
In order to create the healthiest indoor environment possible, you have to keep the air clean. The best way to accomplish this is to select an air filter system that is right for the size and age of your home. Sounds simple, right? Unfortunately, the furnace air filter is a frequently overlooked source of poor indoor air quality, especially during the winter when heating systems run almost constantly.
There are several options to clean the air in your home. We offer choices for every budget, including UV lights, traditional air filtration and purification, and air filter installation. For more information about how our experts can analyze the air quality in your home, contact us at 402-204-0813.