The importance of breathing clean air while indoors is something that is often ignored by homeowners. It’s essential to improve indoor air quality with winter weather right around the corner. No matter who you are, your health can be greatly affected by the quality of air you breathe. Poor indoor air quality can hinder development in children and has been linked to developing lung disease later in life, according to the Lung Association.
Common signs and symptoms associated with poor air quality can include; headaches, fatigue, congestion, coughing, nausea, worsening allergies and asthma, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and skin. If you think your home might be suffering from poor indoor air quality, there are several ways to amend this issue.
Improve indoor air quality by checking and changing air filters regularly. If your unit’s filter is discoloured, has signs of dust buildup, or is simply past its recommended manufacture use date, it’s time for a furnace filter replacement. The chances of airborne pollutants being circulated in your home is greatly decreased as long as your furnace filter is maintained.
Humidifiers are also an excellent tool to improve air quality, especially during the colder months. The addition of moisture into the air helps disperse dust and bacteria from circulating throughout your home, while also providing relief for dry skin, a common side effect of the winter weather.
Finally, an air purification system lends itself well on your mission to improve overall indoor air quality. Team Harding is proud to offer an indoor air quality system that attacks all airborne contaminants in your home. Air purification systems are attached to your furnace or air handler, and will remove and destroy pollutants before they are recirculated into your home.
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