Did you know that indoor air can be two to five times more concentrated with pollutants than outdoor air? Add to that the fact that the average American spends about 90% of their day indoors, and indoor air quality (IAQ) becomes a very important thing to think about. Many homes here in the Mid-Atlantic Region have less-than-healthy indoor air quality, but fortunately with the right solutions, you can control your IAQ issues and start breathing easier at home.
What’s In Your Indoor Air?
Household air can contain a number of harmful contaminants, including mold, pollen, pet dander, household chemicals, and even dangerous gases like radon and carbon monoxide. Mold can invade the air when there are moisture issues in the home, while allergens like pollen and pet dander stick around when indoor air is not being adequately filtered. Radon, meanwhile, can enter your home through cracks in the foundation or even through the water supply, while carbon monoxide can infiltrate your home as a result of malfunctioning combustion appliances.
Airborne contaminants often go unnoticed, so it’s important to do what you can to eliminate them and reduce your risk of exposure. For better indoor air quality, we recommend two IAQ solutions: air purification and whole-home humidification.
Air Purification for Cleaner Indoor Air
An air purification system works together with your heating and air conditioning systems to filter indoor air before it is circulated throughout your home. At Sobieski, we install PureAir air purification systems by Lennox because we know these systems clean household air better than any other system on the market. The PureAir system uses a three-step process to eliminate three types of contaminants from the air: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors.
Whole-Home Humidification for Better Health
While air purification removes harmful contaminants from the air, a whole-home humidifier keeps relative humidity at a healthy 30% to 60%. This prevents health symptoms associated with dry indoor air, such as dry eyes, sore throat, asthma, and dry, itchy skin. It also helps prevent structural damage that can be caused by dry indoor air, including chipped paint, wood crackage, and wood shrinkage in floors, cabinets, and furniture.
If you want to breathe easy at home, it’s time to consider indoor air quality solutions from Sobieski. In addition to offering air purification and humidity control services, we help homeowners in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania keep their indoor air safe with solutions like a carbon monoxide monitor installation, ductwork modification, HVAC maintenance, and more.