As polluted as Los Angeles may be, did you realize that the air inside of your home is likely to contain up to 70 percent more pollution than outside? Unfortunately, in an effort to keep conditioned air indoors, modern construction has become so tight that many homes lack adequate ventilation. This means that allergens concentrate inside of your home, affecting your indoor air quality, comfort and health throughout the year.
In addition to allergen buildup, poor ventilation in your home can lead to humidity fluctuation. If your home is too dry, your family may experience dry sinuses, nose bleeds, scratchy throats, chapped lips and increased static electricity. A dry climate can also cause expensive damage to wood-based items in your home, such as hardwood floors, furniture and musical instruments. By the same token, too much moisture can encourage the growth of molds that may not only wreak havoc on your respiratory health, but on the structural integrity of your home as well.
Luckily, there are several options available to address the issue of poor indoor air quality.
- Ultra Violet Germicidal Lights are an efficient means of eliminating mold and bacteria, which protects your family, your home and your HVAC system.
- Electronic Air Purifiers can quietly remove between 90 and 98 percent of particles and bioaerosols from your air depending on the model. They are also efficient in the removal of odors and chemical vapors.
- Replaceable Air Filters help maintain HVAC system efficiency, saving your money. Regular replacement also prevents unnecessary system damage.
- Whole-Home Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers address humidity fluctuations. These are beneficial in maintaining the structural integrity of your home and maintaining wood-based items. They are also beneficial to the health and comfort of your family.
- Ventilation Control allows for the proper exchange of indoor and outdoor air, with options for humidity and temperature control.
These are but a few of the options available to homeowners in the fight against indoor air pollution. If you’d like more information on improving the indoor air quality of your home, contact Around the Clock Air Conditioning and Heating today for expert consultation.
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