According to experts, indoor air can actually contain more pollutants than outdoor air. That’s a lot to consider when it comes to the health of your family. Fortunately, there are air quality solutions available to help optimize the condition and comfort of your home. Here are a few signs that it might be time to consider air filtration systems.
You Never Stop Dusting
If it seems like you’ve only just finished dusting before the particles start to build up again, your indoor air quality might be to blame. Dust is a natural part of any home environment and is made up of a mixture of shed skin cells, hair, dirt, bacteria, dust mites, animal dander, pollen, and even microscopic pieces of plastic. However, it’s possible that your home air vents are developing dust build-up and cycling it through your rooms. A duct-mounted air filtration system can help to reduce the amount of dust that settles on your surfaces—and take a load off your cleaning routine!
You or Someone in Your Home Has Allergies
Common allergens like dust, animal dander, and pollen can end up inside your home in a number of ways, even if you don’t have pets or plants. This can be incredibly uncomfortable for someone with environmental allergies. Fortunately, there’s HEPA, a type of mechanical air filter that forces air through a thick, pleated, paper-like material and a small level of activated carbon material to filter out dust mites, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and other allergens. An air filtration system with a HEPA-certified filter can make a world of difference to reduce the symptoms of your allergies.
You and Your Family Get Sick Frequently
Respiratory health is an essential part of your overall well-being. While indoor air can contain irritants that may contribute to poor respiratory health, there are easy strategies to keep your indoor air clean and healthy. One approach is to look into air filtration systems that include UV light sterilization, which can address bacteria, germs, odours, and more. You may also find yourself or your family suffering from dry air, which can irritate the lungs and make you more susceptible to getting infections. In this case, a whole-house humidifier could make your home and family more comfortable and less prone to symptoms like nosebleeds and dry coughs.
Your Winter Power Bills Are Sky-High
It may seem like there’s no way to save money on your home heating bill during the coldest months. However, there are some ways air quality can make a real difference in your—and your wallet’s—comfort. It may seem counterintuitive, but actually, adding moisture to the air in the winter can make your home feel warmer, allowing you to turn down the thermostat and save on your energy bills. Humidity in the air during the winter can also increase your comfort in other ways, including reducing the amount of static charge in your home.
With the savings and comfort you experience, there’s a good chance you’ll find that a whole-house humidifier eventually pays for itself. Till then, there’s Simply Green Home Service’s $0 upfront lease-to-own program. To learn more about leasing and to talk to an expert in air filtration options, contact Simply Green Home Services today!