According to the Environmental Protection Agency, we spend approximately 90% of our lives indoors, and the air within our homes can be anywhere from two to five times more polluted than the air outside.
There are several factors that have an impact on the quality of your indoor air. Some of these factors include:
Pet fur and dander
Products like plastic, glue, adhesive, and certain cleaning products
Dirty air filters and air ducts
While poor indoor air quality can cause problems like mild irritation, it can also have a very negative effect on your health. It can lead to worsening symptoms of asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses or even lead to heart and lung disease.
Energy Recovery Ventilator
While opening up windows is a great way to keep your home naturally ventilated, it also invites allergens like pollen into your home. Instead, consider using an Energy Recovery Ventilator. These work by transferring heat and moisture from fresh air entering your home to the airstream that is leaving your home.
Air Purifiers and Cleaners
Air purifiers are great for removing particles such as dust, pollen, and microbes from your indoor air. They’re typically portable and can be plugged in wherever they’re needed the most.
Humidifiers are obviously best for winter months where the air is noticeably drier. This dry air can lead to a lot of different issues, including bloody noses, dry skin, and asthma irritation. On the other hand, dehumidifiers are a great asset during the hot and humid summers in South Carolina.
To reduce the effects of dry air or excess moisture, consider installing a humidifier or dehumidifier.
For all of your indoor air quality questions or services, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Farmer’s Air!