A Dehumidifier Can Provide Benefits for your Home

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You will want to keep your home comfortable and free of humidity during the hot summer months. To help accomplish this, make sure that the air conditioner is properly maintained and inspected. If you are not sure how often it should be inspected, make sure to contact us. This way we can advise you on the correct maintenance tasks. You may also want to consider getting a dehumidifier for your home. This will help remove the humidity from the air in your home.

Remove Allergy Issues

Humid environments can increase the chance for allergy triggers. This can include dust mites, mold, mildew, and even bad odors. Small areas with poor ventilation are common places where moisture and mildew can build up. The bathroom is one example where the humidity and moisture levels are typically higher than normal. You may notice some of the allergy issues that include a stuffy nose, itchy or watery eyes, sneezing or breathing difficulties, and skin rashes or other irritation to your skin. The mold can also be a major contributor to issues like asthma in children. If you notice any issue, consider a dehumidifier for your home. If you notice a family member is sick, it could be cause by mold in your home. Investing in a dehumidifier can help prevent this.

Removing Humidity

By investing in a dehumidifier, you can reduce the humidity in your home, making it more comfortable. It will also remove the allergens like mold, mildew, and dust mites that could be in your home as well. The dehumidifier can also reduce odors in your home that can be caused by mold and mildew. This smell can be described sometimes as a musty or rotting smell. The dehumidifier can also help to prevent the smell from appearing on your clothing, furniture, or other objects in your home.

 

A dehumidifier can also reduce irritation when you breathe. Having good comfort for you and your family is important in your home. If you suffer from breathing issues, a dehumidifier can help you and your family. If you are not sure what type would be best for your home, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on one.

Keeping the Air Quality Ideal in your Home

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The combustion pollutants can be gases or particles that come from burning materials in your home. This can include gas stoves, water heaters, dryers, and others that are either improperly vented or not vented at all. Types and amounts of pollutants produced will vary depending on how well the appliance was installed. It is also affected by how it is maintained, and vented, as well as what kind of fuel it uses. A few common combustion pollutants include carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. These are both of which are colorless, odorless gases.

Remove pollutants

There can also be pollutants in the air of your home as well. These are found in household products, including paints and varnishes, cleaning and disinfecting supplies. You will also find them in pesticides, craft materials like glues, adhesives, and permanent markers, air fresheners and other synthetic fragrances, dry-cleaned clothing, carpets, sealing caulks and solvents. You can purchase an air purifier to help remove these from the air in your home.

Notice signs of asthma

Asthma and allergy triggers can also reduce the air quality in your home. Some household triggers include mold, dust mites, pollen, secondhand smoke, and pet dander are some. At any given time a home may have mold growing on a shower curtain, dust mites in pillows, blankets or stuffed animals. Also, cat and dog hair on the floor and upholstery.

There are some things you can do to improve the air quality. Open the windows as much as possible, even just for a few minutes. Clean or change all the filters in your house regularly, particularly if you use an air conditioner, air purifier, and vacuum. If you are not sure how often this should be, make sure to contact us. This way we can advise you on the correct schedule that you should follow to have clean air in your home. Adjust your humidity levels accordingly with a moisture or humidity gauge, this will help improve the air.

Ideal in-home humidity levels should hover around 45%. Humidity under 30% is too dry, and humidity over 50% is too high and can contribute to mold growth. To increase humidity, use a vaporizer or humidifier. To decrease humidity, open the windows, turn on a fan or air conditioner, or use a dehumidifier. If you think there is poor air quality in your home, contact us and we can inspect it. By doing so, you can help to breathe easier. You will also have better air quality in your home as well.

Improving your Indoor Quality

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Having good air quality is important no matter what time of the year it is. Since you will spend more time indoors during the winter months, it is especially important to make sure the air quality is the best it can be. In the winter, typically the doors and windows stay shut. This makes the indoor air is mostly recycled during these months. Any pollutants that are brought in from the outside or form the home are re-circulated over and over again. This can go on for many months unless the indoor air is purified during winter.

Healthy air quality

In order to keep the air quality the best all season long, you need to have the correct air filter system installed in your house. Make sure to change the air filter during winter to ensure the equipment performs properly. A quality home air filter is also important for you and your family. Typically a third of homes have 30% poor indoor air quality.  By cleaning and changing your air filter, it improves the indoor air quality during winter.

Fresh air in winter

In your home, an air filter keeps the indoor air fresh. When the outside temperatures decrease, a filter allows you to keep the air from getting stuffy without having to crack a window. You want to reduce all possibilities of losing heat that is produced during the winter. For your furnace system, cracking a window can reduce the efficiency and increase your monthly energy bills.

Check the Filter

In order for air filter to keep the indoor air clean, the filter will need to be free of dirt and dust. Check the filter at least once a month for dirt and dust build up. When recommended, you will need to change the filter. Also make sure to clean the filter when necessary to allow for clean air filtration. If you are buy a new air filter, choose a HEPA model for the furnace system. These are more effective at removing germs from the air. If you notice an issue with the filter or air quality, contact us. We can inspect the HVAC system and air quality for you.