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Don’t Forget About Your Indoor Air Quality This Winter

Heating tends to be a top priority during the winter, but it shouldn’t be emphasized over other home issues. For example, indoor air quality has a huge effect on both the health and comfort of the people inside the home. If you want to be as comfortable as possible this winter, you should take steps to keep your indoor air quality high.

Air Purifiers

One of the primary reasons for low indoor air quality is the presence of microscopic airborne contaminants. These contaminants can include, but are not limited to, dust, pollen, dander, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores. Prolonged exposure to these contaminants can cause allergy attacks, flu, and all kinds of other health problems. The best way to deal with this is to have an air purifier installed in your home. Air purifiers are designed to remove contaminants from the air supply in a number of different ways.

Ionization purifiers draw contaminants out of air circulation using clouds of ions. These ions attach to the contaminants, making them too heavy to remain airborne. Air filters use fiber mesh to trap contaminants that flow through them, but allow air to continue circulating unhindered. UV air purifiers give off ultraviolet light to kill germs and mold spores. Ask a professional which air purifier would suit your needs best.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Too much or too little humidity in the air is a common problem for homes. Humid air promotes mold growth, while dry air weakens the body’s defenses against infection. The best way to handle these chronic issues is to install a whole-house humidifier or dehumidifier.  These systems will help to correct the humidity levels in your air, improving your air quality.

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling offers comprehensive indoor air quality services throughout Ambler, PA. Call today to schedule an appointment.

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