We spend most of our hours of the day at home, and most of that time is spent inside the home, not in our yards. So indoor air quality matters in the home. You breathe it while awake and sleeping. Good air quality can make all the difference in your health and quality of life. So, do you need an air cleaner? That depends on what’s in the air your breathe and how your home is presently removing — if at all — those air pollutants.
Indoor air quality Can Contain:
- Viruses, like the cold and flu viruses
- Allergens, like mold spores, pet dander, dust, ragweed
- Chemical, like smoke, gases, benzene, formaldehyde
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are known to cause cancer
All of these pollutants make you sick, some more so than others. Making it worse are newer homes that are energy efficient. Energy efficiency is great on the pocket but bad on health because not only does it seal in energy, it seals in all these pollutants.
What Home design or Upgrades can Remove Pollutants?
Removing pollutants is hard to do, but you may already be doing it without knowing it.
Your home’s design can act as a great ventilator and filter of air pollutants. Maybe you have a lot of windows you keep open or sliding doors to an outdoor living area. Circulating outdoor air with indoor air is a great way to remove pollutants. Another natural way is the use of plants, like ferns and ivy, in the homes. These plants naturally remove chemicals, especially VOCs, from the air.
You may also already have installed an upgraded air filter in your central heating and air conditioning or furnace system. This is an effective way to remove allergens, bacteria, viruses, and other unwanted air pollutants.
Do You Need an Air Cleaner?
You do need an air cleaner. Considering the pollutants and what they can do to you and your family’s health, you need quality indoor air. If you need to purchase an air cleaner now, however, depends if you have a natural way to filter your indoor air or if you already have a system effectively removing pollutants for you.
San Antonio Heating Service
Here at Rosenberg Indoor Comfort, our heating service technicians are highly experienced and trained in diagnosing poor performance on existing furnaces or heat pumps. Contact us today to improve your air quality with an air cleaner!Tags: Air Cleaner, HVAC, Indoor Air Quality