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What Is Indoor Air Quality & Why Is It Important?

What Is Indoor Air Quality & Why Is It Important?

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Indoor Air Quality, also popularly known as IAQ, indicates the quality of air inside or around a building or residence. IAQ is important because it affects the individual’s health and well-being within the referenced building structure. 

Because we spend so much time indoors, the air within our homes must be purified as much as possible. Unfortunately, it is common for homeowners not to realize how many pollutant sources exist. So don’t fret! However, quite a few will affect your health both short and long-term wise. Possible pollutant sources include but are not limited to tobacco products, fuel-burning combustion appliances, harmful building materials (such as asbestos), hazardous household cleaners, certain indoor plants, pet dander, and excess moisture. So, if you’re asking yourself how you can better improve the quality of air inside your home, keep reading these tips from your Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling family!

What Are the Benefits of a Humidifier?

With the everchanging Ohio weather, we are still encountering cold temperatures. In the winter, it’s common for dry air to occur inside a home. Dry air can result in uncomfortable side effects such as breathing or sleeping issues, bloody noses, and dry skin. If you are experiencing any of these issues your home may have poor IAQ.  So how can you combat this? Well, utilizing a humidifier is an excellent option! A humidifier will help you raise the levels of humidity in your home, allowing you and your family to reside in the comfort of your home with ease. Generally, the humidity level in your home should be kept between 30%-50%.

What Are the Benefits of a Dehumidifier?

While dry air may be an issue for some homeowners, overly moisturized air remains a problem for others. When a home contains high levels of humidity, it enables and encourages mildew and mold to grow. Mildew and mold growth are notorious for causing long-term respiratory issues. So if you suspect high humidity might be an issue inside of your house, please consider investing in a good dehumidifier. Not only will a dehumidifier resolve excess moisture, but as a plus, it can also help remove any musty and any unwelcome odors in your home. 

What Are the Benefits of Changing Out Air Filters?

Your home’s HVAC system includes air filters. As an added bonus, you can also invest in a media air filter. Regardless of the type of air filter, your HVAC system has, its job is to capture and contain dust particles, pollen, and allergens that are left lingering about the air in your home. Our NATE-certified technicians say it is essential you change out your air filter every 30-60 days to keep your IAQ at its highest quality. Not changing air filters as often will result in debris and dust particles building up. In addition, impurified air blown out from your vents is the last thing you want circulating throughout your home. Changing out your filters as recommended not only extends your HVAC system’s lifespan but also contributes to cleaner, more purified air inside your home.

What Are the Benefits of the iWave-R?

A whole-home air purifying system is a fantastic solution to improving the indoor air quality in your home. If this has crossed your mind to look into, we highly suggest the iWave-R. The iWave-R has become quite popular amongst homeowners due to its self-cleaning and no maintenance system. Not to mention it does a fantastic job and purifying the air in your home. If you have any questions concerning the iWave-R, give us a call, and one of our courteous and friendly representatives will be happy to assist you!

What are the Benefits of UV Lights?

HVAC UV lights can significantly reduce mold, viruses, and airborne bacteria within your home. UV lights function by attacking the bacteria at its core. Once the UV rays target the bacteria’s cell structure, it prevents the microbe from repairing itself, thus halting them from going airborne and infiltrating the rest of the house. UV lights are an excellent option for obtaining higher IAQ, but you want to ensure you are getting the right kind for your specific HVAC system. For this reason, we recommend you work with a certified HVAC professional if you are considering going this route.

Any of these air purification tips are great options as you embark on your journey for better indoor air quality. Luckily, Clayton-Englewood Heating & Cooling specializes in each one of these areas. So call today and give us a chance to provide you with our five-star customer service! We won’t be satisfied until you are satisfied. We will work until we find a resolution that works best for you. Call (937) 412-2911, or schedule an appointment online by clicking here!