We spend a lot of time indoors during the winter months, so it’s important to be breathing clean and healthy air. Poor indoor air quality can aggravate respiratory and allergy problems; cause headaches, fatigue and shortness of breath; and irritate the eyes, nose, throat and skin.
What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?
|There are many reasons that you could have poor indoor air quality.
Improper home ventilation, poorly maintained HVAC systems, and product off-gassing can all add pollutants into your home.
Pollutants are often separated into three categories: bioaerosols, particulates, and VOCs. To have clean and healthy indoor air, you need to eliminate all three types of contaminants.
Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality
It’s important to clean your home regularly, groom pets and change the furnace filter to keep allergens at bay; however, to significantly improve indoor air quality, you’ll want to regulate humidity and consider installing an air purification system.
Ideal humidity levels for healthy air are between 30% and 50%. During the winter, many homes drop below 30% and during the summer, humidity can quickly rise above 50%. Installing a whole-home humidifier and dehumidifier can allow you to control levels throughout the year.
There are a variety of systems that can be installed to work in conjunction with your heating and cooling system to remove bioaerosols, particulates and VOCs—significantly improving indoor air quality.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of poor air quality, don’t hesitate to contact Delta Air Systems. There are a number of ways to help everyone in the home breathe easier and we’re happy to help you find the best product for your needs and budget.
Delta Air Systems Ltd. has been installing, servicing and repairing air conditioners in the Kitchener-Waterloo since the 1950s. We have over 10,000 satisfied customers and only deal with the top HVAC brands in the industry.