Air Quality - Let's Air Some Things Out
Recent studies have found that pollutant levels inside the home can be two to five times higher than outdoors.
As housing designs have evolved, so have the efforts to conserve energy and prevent air from escaping. Materials used to build homes, and pollutants caused by warming our homes with wood and natural gas can be trapped inside and become contaminants and particulate matter we breathe.
Specific contaminants such as dust, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, odors from food preparation, fiberglass, tobacco smoke and formaldehyde build up and get trapped inside, lowering indoor air quality.
Prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality can cause a wide assortment of health issues including fatigue, headaches, dizziness, nausea, scratchy throat and nasal congestion, coughing, asthma, and allergies. Left alone, these can become much more severe health problems for individuals and family members.
The following are just some of the simple and efficient options you can use to combat and improve indoor air quality.
- See our full inventory of disposable, electrostatic, hog hair, pleated and replacement media filters. For optimal performance, switch filters every 6 months!
- Help control your indoor environment through the use of technology. Choose from WiFi enabled and wireless, touchscreen, programmable, digital, or basic non-programmable thermostats.
- They contain scrubbers that destroy indoor contaminants and provide 24 hour ionic purification.
- These small units bring fresh air into your home and take the stale contaminated air out. Some units are designed to save energy by using the conditioned air to heat and/or cool fresh air entering the home.
- These are designed to work direct with your HVAC system and deliver various levels of humidity using automatic digital controls.