If you’re suffering from sniffling, sneezing, and itchy eyes at home, chances are good you have an indoor air quality issue. And you’re not alone.
Air pollution is a universal problem but, according to the EPA, the most polluted air we’re likely to breathe is actually inside our own homes. In fact, indoor air quality is anywhere from two to five times worse (and can even be as bad as 100 times worse!) than plain old outdoor air.
No wonder your allergies are acting up!
Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
The good news to take away here is that the problem has been widely recognized. As a result, there are a number of solutions you can put in place to boost your home’s air cleanliness.
Here are just a few of the options you can have installed in your home to improve indoor air quality:
- Upgraded furnace filters: The simplest and easiest way to improve air quality, without a huge investment, is to upgrade your furnace filter. Many filters come in a variety of filtration levels, allowing you to increase your system’s filtration with a simple swap. Look for filters with high Microparticle Performance Ratings (MPR).
- Indoor air cleaners: Whether a stand-alone unit or something installed right in your home’s HVAC system, there are a number or air cleaners on the market today. These can remove dirt, dust, dander, smoke, pollen, and other unsavory particulates from your home’s environment.
- UV lamps: These up your home’s air filtration game by using ultra-violet light to neutralize bacteria, mold spores, and dust mites. They can be installed at various points along your system, and are even used by hospitals to prevent the spread of certain microorganisms.
Ready to Clean Up Your (Air) Act?
Contact our team of experts at Air Treatment, Inc., today to schedule an appointment with one of our HVAC indoor air quality specialists.