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5 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Jan 29, 2021

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With more time spent at home during the winter, you may be feeling like the air outside is much cleaner and fresher than the air in your home - but it’s too cold to keep the windows open. Without the flow of fresh air indoors, allergens stay trapped inside your house.

Stale indoor air can increase the amount of allergy-inducing dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores circulating through your house. Whether its dust, too little or excess humidity, or other pollutants in your ventilation system, poor indoor air quality can have a negative effect on the health of you and your family. 

Fortunately, with our selection of products and expertise in installation, Romaniuk can help get you breathing clean air even while indoors. Here are five ways to improve indoor air quality in your home.

UV Germicidal Lights

You can’t always control what kinds of germs you and your family come into contact with outside of your home, but you can use germicidal lights to shed light on the problem. Mold, bacteria, pet dander and even viruses can settle on surfaces and circulate through your home’s air. Fortunately, germicidal lights from the Lennox Healthy Climate brand are a simple and effective solution that combat these contaminants, so you can relax knowing your air is as clean as can be.

The Healthy Climate germicidal light works continuously even when your heating and cooling system isn’t running. They have a dual-lamp design which offers the highest UVC intensity on the market, plus has no ozone emissions so your family can breathe easily. Installed in your ductwork, they emit powerful rays of UV light that penetrate the cell walls of contaminants on surfaces, damaging their structure so they can no longer grow or multiply in your home.

Buildup of microorganisms inside your HVAC equipment is not only unhealthy for the air, it also can compromise system performance. By killing germs that may live on ducts or coil surfaces, Healthy Climate germicidal lights help keep your HVAC system clean and running efficiently. 

Humidifiers

Our cold, dry winters are a dry time for indoor air due to our heating system being on most of the time. When cold air is heated, it expands, causing the relative humidity in your home to decrease as low as the single digits similar to the world’s driest deserts!

Many viruses and germs thrive in dry conditions, which can lead to members of your family catching colds. Air dryness can also lead to dry skin, chapped lips, static shocks, nosebleeds and sinus headaches, among other discomforts.

Healthy Climate humidifiers work to bring balance to your home’s moisture levels, working with your central heating and cooling system and adding moisture as needed. Since they work with your whole HVAC system as opposed to portable units, Healthy Climate humidifiers offer greater comfort with no need to continually refill or clean them. Bonus - since dry air feels colder than normal air, a humidifier can also help you lower your thermostat and save on heating bills! 

Dehumidifiers

If your problem is the opposite and you have too much moisture in your home, a dehumidifier can help you reduce humidity in your home. Excess moisture in your home can lead to harmful mould and mildew, which can negatively impact the health of you and your family. 

Dehumidifiers are a great way to reduce excess moisture in your home. You can either install a whole-house dehumidifier or put one in individual rooms that have poor circulation or excess moisture buildup, like attics, laundry rooms, basements and bathrooms. Make sure you use an ENERGY STAR® model, which consumes less energy than traditional dehumidifiers. 

Filters

Today’s homes have better insulation than ever before, but this also means that airborne particles are trapped inside, circulating in the air your family breathes. These airborne particles, such as pet dander, pollen, dust mites and bacteria, can aggravate asthma and respiratory illnesses.

The Lennox Healthy Climate Carbon Clean Air Filter works with your HVAC system to provide a thorough, whole-home solution to remove these particles and dramatically improve the indoor air quality in your home. Its precision media filter protects your family from even the smallest allergy-aggravating particles — the same level of filtration used in hospital surgery rooms. In addition to providing thorough filtration in your home, the Carbon Clean Air Filter removes harmful ozone from the air and converts it into clean, healthy oxygen. 

In addition to providing filtration in your home, an air filter will prolong the life of your HVAC system by keeping it clear of dust and dirt buildup, saving you money in the long run.

Air Purification Systems

An Air purification system is a whole home solution that combats all major types of indoor air contaminants and odors. The Lennox “Pure Air” Air Purification System cleans the air in your home better than any other single system. Includes a UVA Light to break down odors and volatile organic compounds, as well as a Carbon Clean filter. It also does not produce any ozone, while simultaneously reducing ozone already in the air. It can work with almost any HVAC system so you can start breathing easier today. 

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Now that you know what different air quality products do in your home, receive $50 off the installation of air quality products for a limited time only - contact us today to get your free quote.

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