Today’s homes are built much tighter than they used to be. While this does present some advantages, it also restricts airflow, which can lead to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). With a tightly sealed home, all the indoor air pollution is trapped inside. Fortunately, there are several indoor air quality products, such as air purification systems, that you can use to improve your ‘s IAQ.
Air Purification Systems
Air purification systems, commonly referred to as air cleaners, are available in several types and sizes. Some come in the form of tabletop models, easily enabling you to transport them from one room to the next. If you prefer whole-home air purification, you should invest in a system that’s connected directly to your HVAC system. Maintenance of the system directly impacts the long-term performance of air purifiers regardless of the type you invest in. One of our technicians can perform an IAQ inspection to determine which system will work best for your home.
Excess moisture in a home promotes biological growth, which is detrimental to those suffering from allergies or asthma. With proper humidity control, it becomes much easier to improve IAQ. One of the best ways to do this, especially during the summer, is with a dehumidification system that removes excess moisture out of the air. Like air purification systems, dehumidifiers are available in both portable and whole-home versions.
Proper ventilation is key to good IAQ. Many of today’s forced-air systems, however, do not bring fresh air into the home. This is why opening exhaust fans can improve IAQ when using a forced-air system. Today’s modern ventilators constantly refresh the air inside your home, but they are not connected directly to your HVAC unit. This means even when the HVAC unit isn’t running, the ventilator can still operate to circulate fresh air inside the home. It’s important to speak with an HVAC technician about the various ventilators that are compatible with your home.
Contact Coastal Air Solutions today at (843) 482-0407. Ask to talk to one of our IAQ specialists about our indoor air quality products.
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