Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality can have a dramatic effect on how you and your family members feel. Whether you suffer with allergies, asthma or other health conditions, making sure that the quality of air in your home is at its best can go a long way in improving your overall quality of life. Poor air quality can leave you with itchy watery eye, sneezing, coughing and just plain feeling miserable. It can also lead to frequent colds, flu and other illness.
While it’s common for people to think that the biggest problem for poor air quality is found outdoors, especially near heavily traveled roads or industrial areas; however, indoor air quality in residential dwellings is often far worse than outdoor pollution and it can have even more damaging effects, especially considering the amount of time you spend in your home. Chemicals used for cleaning as well as adhesives used in carpets and furniture all contribute to poor quality air. Other contaminants that can create air quality problems include smoke, pollen, pesticides and pet dander.
Unfortunately, these irritants reduce indoor air quality, and it’s getting harder and harder to rid homes of these pollutants. Most people keep doors and windows securely shut against the outdoor elements. While this is an important part of improving HVAC efficiency, it also contributes to a decrease in air quality due to a lack of fresh air entering the home.
Leading HVAC contractors, such as Master Tech offer some very effective solutions for improving the quality of air in your home. For example, duct cleaning can help rid your home’s duct system of a buildup of indoor pollutants. Additionally, a quality air filtration system can filter out many impurities leaving you with healthier indoor air. UV lights can offer another beneficial way to improve the air quality in your home. By killing germs and bacteria, you can dramatically improve the quality of air circulating throughout your home.