The Truth About Indoor Air Quality
When we think of poor air quality, typically the first thing that comes to mind is air pollution from vehicles, power plants, industrial buildings and fires. But did you know that indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air? This is a result of the infiltration of pollen, dust, dander, pet hair, bacteria, smoke and other allergens into your home or office. Fortunately, there are multiple ways to combat indoor air pollution and restore comfort.
Humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and UV lights are all solutions used to improve indoor air quality when standard air filters alone are not enough. In fact, it is estimated that an air purifying system is up to 40 times more efficient than air filters. As a result of pollutant reduction, your home or office’s HVAC system will be able to operate more efficiently, thus increasing energy savings and decreasing wear-and-tear.
Although you can’t control the outdoor pollution, protecting your health indoors is often a viable – and affordable – option. With the winter season fast approaching, now is a great time to be sure your humidity levels are in check and your air quality is top notch.