Having good air quality is extremely important. Many health issues can arise due to poor air quality inside your home. Breathing problems can be anything such as allergies, having a chest cold, asthma, or COPD. In addition to breathing issues, people with a compromised immune system need excellent air quality as well.
Signs Of Poor Air Quality In Your Home
- Allergy-like symptoms or breathing problems
- Itchy nose or scratchy throat
- A lot of dust in the house
- Unpleasant odors
One Choice Mechanical helps keep you safe and ensures that your indoor air quality is excellent. Services like duct cleaning, ventilation, whole-house humidifiers, and purifiers can keep the air clean.
Removing debris and dust is one of the fastest ways to improve the air quality in a house. Cleaning the ductwork in a home can reduce or eliminate odors. When there are dust and particles in the air ducts, they can travel into the house. This can have an impact on the air quality.
Your children or older adults with allergies, asthma, or other breathing issues are especially susceptible. By having the ducts cleaned, it eliminates allergens, dirt, and dust which can prevent or ease serious health issues
Having a space that has poor ventilation can be harmful to your health and the health of your family. A good ventilation system can help get rid of built-up moisture. This extra moisture can lead to mold and mildew, bacteria, and other pollutants. Proper ventilation can also get rid of bad smells that are in the house. A lack of ventilation inside the home can lead to headaches, rashes, allergies, breathing problems, and sinusitis.
Whole House Humidifiers
Dry air can also cause breathing problems. In the winter, dry air also increases allergy symptoms for some people. Dry air can cause damage to your home and furniture by sucking the moisture out of wood furniture, wood floors, and other woodwork. The air feels colder, which makes people turn the heat higher. There are two types of humidifiers: small ones purchased for an individual room or whole house humidifiers.
It is a case of set-it and forget-it once the whole house humidifier is installed. Since it can measure the entire house, it adjusts to the air.
With the whole house units, moisture is only added to the air when it is needed. It adds enough moisture for optimal circulation, but not too much. Room humidifiers do not usually have a regulator, so they do not stop on their own. This can lead to an increase in mildew, mold, and even dust mites.
When the air is at an even humidity, everyone can breathe better. Dry air can lead to more severe sinus problems and nosebleeds. It can also cause an increase in viruses. Air that has the right humidity levels helps reduce chapped lips, dry skin, dry throats, and can even help reduce snoring.
Whole House Air Purifiers
Just because we can’t always see the dust and dirt in the air doesn’t mean it isn’t there. There are constant allergens and air pollutants in the air everywhere. Even the cleanest room has visible and invisible dirt and particles that can cause or aggravate health conditions. Air purifiers remove these things from the air. Whole house purifiers cover the entire house.
Air purifiers have HEPA filters to help clean and purify the air that is circulating in the house. HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters have screens with much smaller spaces that trap particles and small particulates.
If someone in the house suffers from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions, these conditions can be made worse by breathing in airborne particles. Air purifiers remove smoke, pollen, pet dander, dust, and even odors. Some air purifiers also remove germs.
No one wants to think of nasty things being in the air we breathe. Everyone wants their home to be a safe place for themselves and their families. Using One Choice Mechanical can keep your family’s indoor air quality high. Give us a call at (502) 495-3521, and ask us how we can help improve your indoor air quality today.