It’s time to open the windows and let the fresh air in. Did you know that outdoor air is often cleaner than indoor air? While many people understand the implicit benefits of clean air, the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) is often overlooked. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental risks to public health. Poor air quality leads to several health problems, including allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues. Fortunately, there are plenty of other ways to improve your IAQ, including air purifiers, filters, and humidity controls.
HVAC System Maintenance
Over time, dust and other particles can accumulate in your system, leading to decreased efficiency and poor air quality. Cleaning or changing your air filters regularly is an important part of HVAC maintenance. This helps ensure your system functions correctly and circulates clean, healthy air throughout your home. Your HVAC’s air filters capture and removes pollutants and other harmful particles from the air before they are circulated through your home. However, if air filters are not changed or cleaned regularly, they become clogged and less effective. This leads to decreased air quality, increased energy consumption, and reduced system efficiency. It is recommended that air filters be changed or cleaned every 1-3 months, depending on usage and the type of filter used.
Air Purifiers and Cleaners
One of the most effective ways to improve IAQ is with air purifiers, such as the iWave Air Purifier. This air purifier uses advanced technology to remove particles from the air, such as mold, bacteria, and viruses. The iWave Air Purifier uses patented ionization technology to purify the air, without producing any harmful byproducts. This technology has been shown to reduce 99.4% of airborne pathogens in just 30 minutes. The iWave Air Purifier is energy-efficient, quiet, and easy to install, making it a popular choice for homeowners.
For those looking for a more comprehensive IAQ solution, the Reme Halo UV Air Cleaner is an excellent choice. This air cleaner uses a combination of UV-C light and ionization to purify the air and eliminate harmful particles. The Reme Halo has been proven to reduce 99% of airborne bacteria, viruses, and mold spores, making it an ideal choice for those with respiratory problems or allergies. Additionally, the Reme Halo has been shown to reduce odors and VOCs (volatile organic compounds), improving the overall air quality in your home.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
Another way to improve IAQ is by using whole-home humidifiers or dehumidifiers. These devices help balance humidity levels. If your home is too dry, it can lead to respiratory problems, dry skin, and other health issues. Conversely, if your home is too humid, it can promote mold and mildew growth, exacerbating allergies and respiratory problems. By using a whole-home humidifier or dehumidifier, you can ensure that the humidity levels in your home are at the optimal level for your health and comfort.
In addition to standard air filters, media filters, and air scrubbers are also effective options for improving IAQ. Media filters, also known as high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, are designed to capture very small particles, including allergens and other pollutants. These filters are capable of capturing particles as small as 0.3 microns, making them a highly effective option for improving IAQ.
Clean Air Month is a great time to focus on improving your indoor air quality. Whether you decide to use an air purifier, humidity control, or a comprehensive air cleaner like the Reme Halo, there are many options available to help you breathe cleaner, healthier air. By taking steps to improve your IAQ, you can promote a healthier living environment for yourself and your family.