Pollen, dander, dust and mold are unpleasant airborne particles that will leave allergy sufferers feeling tired, itchy and irritated. Fortunately, improving indoor air quality will help alleviate the allergy symptoms and increase your overall health. Improving indoor air quality is not a difficult task if you have the right information and tools.
A high level of humidity increases mold and mildew growth, which aggravates allergies, creates a musty aroma, and may even lead to damage to your home. Furthermore, too much humidity causes the air in your home to feel sticky and damp. Dehumidifiers combat high humidity by removing the moisture present in your home’s air. They’re especially useful during the heating season, when indoor air tends to become much drier than during the humid cooling months.
Microscopic particles floating in the air can lead to an increase in allergy symptoms and compromise indoor air quality. Fortunately, air purifiers trap these contaminants via a filter while releasing the cleansed air back into your home. A whole-house air purifier can be added to existing HVAC systems and will provide comprehensive air cleaning protection to your entire home.
A home with proper ventilation generally sees a reduction of air impurities such as dust, dander and fungus spores that can aggravate allergy symptoms. Furthermore, home ventilation systems alleviate stuffy and stale air while increasing the amount of fresh air that goes through the home. A quick and free way to ventilate your home is to open windows. Unfortunately, this isn’t a viable option during extreme heat or cold.
When your home’s air is too dry, you will begin to experience an increase in dry skin, irritated throat and eyes, and chapped lips. Furthermore, dry air creates static electricity, which will cause an unpleasant static shock. Adding moisture to the air with a humidifier eliminates these unpleasant occurrences while improving indoor air quality.
For more expert tips on improving indoor air quality, contact Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. For more than 77 years, we have provided professional, reliable and trustworthy heating, air conditioning and plumbing services to the Greater Cleveland area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about improving indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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