According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the inside of your home can often be filled with more pollutants than the outside air. Common symptoms of poor indoor air quality include prolonged and excessive periods of coughing, sneezing, and wheezing. In some cases, asthma and other respiratory infections can occur. For many Americans, indoor air pollution is a prominent health concern that can and should readily be addressed by selecting the right air purifying systems.
How to Choose the Right Air Purifying System
Did you know that there are several types of air-purifying appliances and systems on the market? Choosing the right type of system is made easier when you consider what goals you want to achieve. To help you better consider and understand your goals, you can and should consider the following questions.
- Do you need humidity control?
- Are you interested in reducing common allergens, dust, and dander?
- Do you have asbestos in your walls?
- What health conditions do you have that can be linked to poor indoor air quality?
- Do you have any water damage that is contributing to reduced air quality?
Answering the above questions will help you more accurately identify which air purifying system is designed to meet your unique needs.
One of the most common types of air purifying systems is the HEPA or HyperHEPA filter. This type of filter is designed to not only reduce in-home allergens, but it also removes the majority of bacteria and dust from your indoor air. A UV lighting system is another popular way to kill up to 99 percent of the mold, viruses, and bacteria that can be found in your home’s air.
In some cases, the best way to improve your home’s air quality is through a humidifier. As its name suggests, a humidifier is designed to bring moisture back into the air. The right humidity balance is crucial if you want to eliminate the health conditions associated with air that is too dry. Choosing the appropriate air purifying system will depend on the pollutants found within your home, as well as the unique needs of your family.
Schedule an Indoor Air Quality Assessment Today
Poor indoor air quality has been directly linked to health ailments including allergies, pneumonia, asthma, and, in some cases, cancer. In fact, the quality of your home’s air can also cause mold growth, mildew, and other harmful bacteria.
Whether you have poor ventilation, leaking pipes, asbestos in your attic and basement, or dust, allergens, or dander polluting your air, you need to take action by scheduling an indoor air quality assessment. To schedule your assessment and begin the journey toward improved in-home air quality, contact Northern's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® today.
Our team of professionals is standing by to help you place your health and safety first. From assessing your home’s indoor air quality to recommending and installing the right air purifying system, the Northern's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® team can help you reduce the risks associated with polluted air. Call (763) 284-8639 to enjoy cleaner air in your Minneapolis home.