indoor air quality

4 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

By Dean’s Service

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air within our homes can be up to 5 times worse than the air outside. There are a number of factors that lead to poor air quality including dirty air ducts, old air filters, pet hair, and more.

We’ve compiled a list of the four most effective ways to keep your air clean and healthy to breathe.

  1. Electrostatic Filters

Electrostatic Filters are composed of four main parts: a prefilter, an ionizer, a collector, and an after-filter. As dust and other particles move through each layer, they become trapped and are ultimately removed from your home’s air. Some of the most common particles that they trap include:

  • Pollen

  • Mold

  • Dust

  • Pet dander

  • Bacteria

These kinds of filters are convenient and easy to use and don’t require much maintenance aside from periodic cleaning.

  1. UV Light Systems

UV light filters can be used to reduce the chance of mold growth, prevent airborne illness, and improve the smell of your home. They work by killing unhealthy bacteria and particles that are exposed the UV light. As your HVAC circulates air throughout your home, this air eventually passes through the UV light exposing any bacteria, germs or mold to the light and effectively eliminating it. This is an especially great option if you have a problem with mold in your home.

  1. Humidifiers

Controlling the humidity within your home can provide a great benefit to your health and comfort, but it can also benefit your furniture and prevent certain damage that is brought about by dry air.

Humidifiers can help ease symptoms from respiratory illnesses, reduce the risk of infections, alleviate dry sinuses, and prevent the spreading of germs.

  1. Plants

Most people have a few houseplants in their homes as decor, but did you know that certain types of plants also have the ability to absorb chemicals from the air? Scientists at NASA, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Georgia and other institutions have found that certain indoor plants can absorb chemicals aside from carbon dioxide. Some of these chemicals include benzene which is found in some plastics, fabrics, pesticides and cigarette smoke and formaldehyde which is found in some cosmetics, dish detergent, fabric softener, and carpet cleaner.

For all of your indoor air quality questions don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Dean’s Service. We are committed to providing the best in quality and customer service, and we offer a variety of services to resolve your air quality issues.