Regulating The Quality Of The Air In Your Home

Regulating The Quality Of The Air In Your Home

Posted by Brian Burke on Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 at 4:36pm.

Regulating the quality of air in your home

 Even in a large, industrial city like Denver, the air inside a home can be more polluted than the air outdoors. As we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, making an effort to regulate the air quality can ensure the air is healthier to breathe and, in the long-term, less damaging to the fabric of the building. Well-maintained HVAC systems and adequate ventilation will reduce excess moisture, while filtering dust and allergens from very dry air can help to minimize health issues.

Filtering Dry And Dusty Air

Mold spores, pollen and animal allergens are commonly found in our homes, and, in Colorado, the dry climate can cause more dust to be present in the air. If left to contaminate your home, these particles can cause irritation and allergies, and generally have a detrimental effect on your health. Air purifiers and other filtration systems can reduce the amount of dust and airborne allergens by trapping particles and removing them from the atmosphere. In order to be most effective, any filtration or ventilation system should be fitted with good quality filters that are kept clean and well-maintained. An air filters delivery coupon will help you to invest in high quality filters that will keep the air in your home free from pollutants.

Removing Excess Moisture

Despite the dry climate, homes in Denver can still be at risk from too much moisture in the air. If left unchecked, excess moisture can cause wood and brickwork to become rotten or corroded. Cooking, bathing and drying clothes all create steam, and poor insulation and ventilation can keep it trapped in the home. A level of humidity between 45% and 50% is thought to be high enough to offer optimal comfort but low enough to prevent the growth of mold. To achieve this, a dehumidifier can be used in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms where condensation often occurs. However, a regularly cleaned and serviced HVAC system should help to control the level of moisture in the home, as furnaces reduce humidity with dry heat and air conditioners lower the moisture in the air as it is cooled. 

Managing air quality can make a real difference to the health of your home and its inhabitants. In very dry air, allergens in dust can cause health problems, and too much moisture will damage the structure of your home. Air purifiers and dehumidifiers can help with specific problem areas, but a well-maintained HVAC system with clean, good quality filters should be adequate to keep levels of moisture and ventilation well-balanced.

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