What is Indoor Air Quality?
Winter is coming, and starting with the fall, most people are now spending more time indoors. Every study on the matter demonstrates that indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air. Coincidentally, many people find that their respiratory problems, like colds and sinus infections, get worse in the fall. Improved indoor air quality is the only answer.
Indoor air quality is the term used to describe the amount of humidity and particulate matter in the air. Air that is too humid or dry is poor quality, and air that is laden with dust and allergens is also deemed poor. There are several steps that can improve indoor air quality. One of these steps is installing a device called an air scrubber.
Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality
People tend to associate poor indoor air quality with older homes that are drafty and have suspicious odors. However, newer homes are sealed better from the elements meaning that air inside can more easily stagnate and hold on to pollutants. Regardless of the age of the house, the signs of low indoor air quality are:
- Musty odors
- Clammy air
- Mold growth
- Dusty surfaces
- Sneezing and coughing
- Worsening allergies
Being stuck all day inside a home with low-quality air can be particularly hazardous to health. That’s why it’s so important to look for these signs and take steps to fix poor indoor air quality.
Get an Air Scrubber
The gold standard for clean air in a home is an air scrubber. Air scrubbers come in two types of configurations: portable and hardwired. Portable air scrubbers can be used to clean certain square footage of the home, like a bedroom or living space. They are also extensively used in disaster restoration because of their cleaning power and convenience. Hardwired, whole-home air scrubbers work in unison with existing heating and air conditioning equipment to clean the air every time the system cycles on and are a great choice for families suffering from respiratory symptoms.
Air scrubbers work by ionizing particles in the air with UV light. The UV light pulverizes bacterial and viral threats making the air more sanitary. The ionization process draws smoke and odors into larger clumps making them easier to filter. Once the air has passed through the air scrubber, it is free of the following:
- Biological threats
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Bad Odors
Benefits of Air Scrubbers
The benefits of air scrubber technology are on display in hospitals and areas touched by disasters. Air scrubbers very quickly remove threats in the air, making the area safer to breathe in. An added benefit of installing an air scrubber in the home is that it greatly reduces the amount of dust in the air and on surfaces. So, not only are lungs kept clean with constant clean air, the home stays cleaner as well.
For those that suffer from chronic allergies, runny noses, and dizziness, low-quality indoor air is probably to blame. Try an air scrubber and start getting relief immediately. Technicians can share more about what air scrubbers can do and install them to work with existing HVAC systems for the best results.
About The Duct Busters
The Duct Busters is a locally owned company serving Medina, OH residents and the surrounding areas. They offer upfront pricing, on-time arrival, the latest technology, and excellent customer service on every job. Call them today for Aerus air scrubbers in Medina, OH.