Just for Fun | April 26, 2016
Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Whole HouseHomes well-sealed against outdoor heat and cold can often become saturated with dust, dander, and mold. That’s why you should be increasingly aware of your home air quality, especially during Air Quality Awareness Week.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the week of observance ten years ago to bring attention to how air quality affects health. The theme this year is “Show How You Care About the Air.”
A good place to start is to consider a whole-house approach to treating the air in your home. Learn more below about the health, safety, and comfort benefits of using whole-house indoor air quality systems.
UV Light Air Cleaner
Ultraviolet (UV) air cleaners improve air quality not with filtration, but with ultraviolet rays that destroy microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, and mold. Installed directly into your ductwork, UV air cleaners can dramatically minimize germs inside your HVAC system, dramatically reducing the amount of unclean air delivered throughout your home.
Whole House Dehumidifier
Your air conditioner is only designed to regulate temperature, not humidity. Consider investing in a whole house dehumidifier to maintain comfortable conditions, while preventing mold, mildew and dampness. Also applied to your home’s HVAC system and ductwork, the dehumidifier effectively pulls water vapor out of the air before the air is circulated into your living space.
Whole House Humidifier
Using a whole house humidifier helps control indoor humidity and prevents problems caused by dry air, such as dry, itchy skin and static electricity. It simply injects humidity into your home's air in the form of water vapor and distributes it through your ducts and vents. And unlike portable humidifiers (or pots of boiling stove water), whole-house humidifiers control humidity levels throughout your home, not just in one room.
To learn more about the benefits of air purifiers, dehumidifiers, humidifiers and more, contact an ARS®/Rescue Rooter® Comfort Advisor at 1-800-277-9400.