Much is made of keeping the home’s air at a proper temperature during the more extreme weather seasons. However, far less effort is made to ensure that the quality of the air in the home is as high as it should be. Low indoor air quality can be responsible for a whole range of nasty conditions, from allergy attacks to the flu and beyond. The best way to deal with these various issues is to deal with their root causes. That involves taking advantage of professional indoor air quality services.
Air cleaners of various kinds are designed to deal with one of the more common causes of low indoor air quality: microscopic contaminants. These contaminants, which include dust, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores, can make you sick or just make it generally miserable for you to be in your home. Air cleaners remove these contaminants from your air supply in a number of ways. Ionization purifiers use ion clouds to draw contaminants out of the air, while air filters simply snare them with fiber mesh.
Dehumidifiers and Humidifiers
Microscopic particles are not the only things you need to worry about when it comes to indoor air quality. Humidity levels can also have a big effect on the quality of your home’s air. Chronically low humidity will lower your body’s defenses against infection by germs, as well as making your home itself more prone to damage. High humidity, on the other hand, promotes mold growth and makes it harder to stay cool. You can correct these issues by installing a humidifier or dehumidifier in your home, depending on your needs. These systems will help maintain a healthy balance of humidity in your air, so you don’t have to worry about the discomfort or health issues caused by air that is too dry or too wet.
UV Germicidal Lights
UV lights are a kind of air cleaner that doesn’t physically remove particles from the air. Instead, the system generates high levels of ultraviolet light. This is enough to sterilize or kill many kinds of germs and mold spores, reducing the chances that you will become infected with them. While it may not sounds like much, a UV germicidal light is one of the best options around for homeowners who are worried about whether or not their air is making them sick.
The ducts in your home serve many purposes, most of which involves acting as a transportation network for the air your HVAC systems pump through the home. Ducts are very prone to leaks, though, and in addition to letting air out they can let other things in. Things like mold and dust, which as we’ve already mentioned will ruin your indoor air quality. Every few years, it’s a good idea to have your ducts evaluated and repaired as necessary to prevent them from becoming havens for airborne contaminants.
PRK Services, Inc. provides comprehensive indoor air quality services in Corinth, TX. If you think you might need help improving your home’s air quality, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.