Whether it’s a dehumidifier to reduce the moisture in your Staunton, VA home or you need an air purifier to remove pollutants, there’s an indoor air quality product designed to handle the problem. Being aware of your home’s indoor air quality can help you to identify troublesome issues and which products offer the most practical and effective solutions.
What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor air is generally two to five times more polluted than the air outside, according to the EPA. Pollutants such as spores, pollen, pet dander, and volatile organic compounds can harm air quality. It’s important to educate yourself about indoor air quality and stay on top of any issues that you encounter until they have been completely resolved. Here are a few signs that the quality of air inside your home could be compromised:
- Irritation to the eyes, throat, nose, or skin
- Coughing, sneezing, or respiratory infection
- Headache, fatigue, dizziness, or nausea
How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Being mindful of your home environment and remaining vigilant will go a long way toward improving your home’s air quality. Here are some of the products we carry and install for our customers:
- Air Purifiers: These devices remove pollutants such as dust, pet dander, odor-causing particles, and smoke from your air to promote healthy air quality. If you or a family member suffers from allergies or asthma, then an air purifier could be the right IAQ product for you.
- Air Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers: Humidifiers are ideal for homeowners who live in a hot, dry climate or have dry indoor air during the winter. A whole-home humidifier increases moisture in the air and prevents humidity issues such as dry skin, nose bleeds, and static shock. Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air to help prevent organic growth and enhance your comfort.
- Ventilators: Whole-house ventilators exhaust stale indoor air and bring in fresh, filtered air from the outside. The filtration helps keep outdoor particulates and other pollutants from entering the house.
If you think your home might be in need of air quality improvements, call Valley Air Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today. We can discuss what’s going, help you come up with a plan of action, and install any equipment you need with both care and precision.