Indoor Air Quality
According to the EPA, the air inside the average home is up to five times more polluted than the air outside. Pollen, dust mites, dirt, and mold spores in your home’s air can cause minor health problems, like eye and nose irritation, dizziness, and headaches. Indoor air pollution can also cause more serious problems, like respiratory illness, as well as aggravate allergies and asthma.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
There are three ways you can improve the air quality in your home:
Source Control. You can eliminate many pollutants, like dust and pet dander, by careful household cleaning. Making sure your heating and air conditioning systems are well-maintained also helps remove pollutants before they reach your home, and cleaning air duct systems may be helpful in keeping your systems maintained.
Improved Ventilation. You can decrease the concentration of indoor pollutants by increasing the quantity of air circulating. Open windows and doors, and use window or attic fans. Bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans move indoor pollutants out of the room, and increase the outdoor ventilation rate at the same time.
Air Cleaners. Well-maintained and efficient air cleaners can significantly lower the amount of pollutants in the air. Their usefulness varies considerably, depending on the type of cleaner (table-top models will probably be less effective than a whole-house system) and the strength of the indoor pollution source.
Want Healthier Air?
For those of you who suffer from dry skin, itchy & dry eyes and nose, and worst of all, nosebleeds, consider a home humidifier system to help control your home's personal environment. Not sure where to start? Give us a call! Our technicians will inspect your home and make a proper diagnosis for your needs. Trane's air quality products remove dust, pollen, allergens and airborne particulates, making your indoor environment clean and healthy with the right moisture levels.