The quality of a home’s indoor air is often overlooked and neglected. The fact is most of us worry more about air pollution outside our homes rather than the problems that exist inside. You might be surprised to learn that we spend more time inside our home than anywhere else. And with this current health crisis and staying safe at home, this fact has never been truer. Good indoor air quality (IAQ) improves the quality of life for you and your family by keeping everyone healthier (and happier!)
Our homes contain many pollutants that can create health issues for our families. Contaminants such as dirt, dust, mold, mildew, pollen, pet dander, and pest droppings, along with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can all exist in our homes and contribute to health problems. VOCs are chemicals that evaporate at room temperature and are found in air fresheners, glues, paints, and cleaners. It’s important to not only know these pollutants have the potential to cause health issues but also to be aware of how to eliminate the risk.
Poor air quality can affect your health in many ways. Some symptoms may appear as allergies or asthma-related issues. You may also experience symptoms such as fatigue, skin rashes, eye irritations, nausea, sinus trouble, and coughing. Poor air quality can even create higher numbers of bacteria and viruses to be present in the air. As currently recommended, many people are wearing protective, face masks when we leave the house to be safe. So, the last thing you want to do is introduce any type of additional risk into your home, especially when it has become your safe haven.
One way to address the air quality issues in your home is by adding a whole house air filtration system to your current HVAC system. Air is circulated throughout your home via your HVAC system, and like most homeowners, you probably rely upon a basic air filter that is only capable of filtering about 3-5 percent of the particles that pass through. A whole house filtration system can remove virus-sized particles and bacteria, airborne contaminants, allergens, and dust from the air. In fact, 40 times more efficient than the standard filter in protecting you from irritants. A whole house air filtration system will also keep your HVAC system running more efficiently by removing these same pollutants.
Another option for improving air quality issues in your home and keeping your family safe is by using ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lamps. Since your HVAC system, as we mentioned above, circulates the air we breathe throughout our homes by adding a UV germicidal lamp to your system you can kill any mold and bacteria at its source. A UV germicidal lamp is directed at your HVAC system’s coils and breaks down the DNA of mold and bacteria and eliminates it. The addition of a UV Lamp to your heating or cooling system can reduce allergic reactions, illnesses, as well as eliminate odors from growth on your HVAC coils. The accumulations of mold and mildew in your HVAC system cause it to work less efficiently, by eliminating these elements you will also improve the efficiency of your system.
Now more than ever we need to be concerned about the quality of the air in our homes. By addressing the contaminants within your home and eliminating them, you can breathe easier and know that your family is safe and healthy. At Rainaldi Home Services, we’re here to answer any of your indoor air quality questions or concerns. Feel free to call us at (407) 413-9795 or contact us online anytime.