Winter is a time of year when the lack of moisture in the air can cause your home’s indoor air to become too dry. Using a humidifier is a great way to add moisture back into the air, and it can even improve indoor air quality. This is especially beneficial if you suffer from allergies or asthma.
You have a number of options to choose from to improve your Winston-Salem, North Carolina, home’s indoor air quality this winter. From whole home air purifiers to UV lamps and humidifiers, a professional HVAC contractor can help you pick an option that best suits your needs and preferences.
Whole-Home Air Purifier
A whole-home air purifier filters and cleans the air in your entire home. The air purification system is installed within your heating and cooling unit to ensure you receive year-round air treatment. It’s very important to regularly change the filter on the air purification system. Once it becomes clogged, its effectiveness in treating the air is greatly hindered.
UV lamps work great as an air treatment option because they kill a variety of airborne allergens, such as dust mites, germs, bacteria, and more. The UV lamps are connected to the HVAC system and constantly clean the air as it passes through the ductwork. UV lamps emit light that damages DNA in cells such as bacteria. The damage to DNA either kills the cell or removes its ability to reproduce.
Proper humidity control is essential to minimize the growth of bacteria, the spread of viruses, and the number of dust mites in your home. By using a humidifier, you can easily add moisture back into the air inside your home during the winter, which translates into better indoor air quality. It also gives you better control over your asthma and allergy symptoms.
Air Treatment specializes in a variety of indoor air quality services and products. Contact us today at 336-740-9895 to learn more about your winter options for improving the quality of the air inside your home.
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