Indoor Air Quality3 Ways to Breathe Air of a Higher Quality at Home

It is a common misconception among homeowners to believe that pollution is really only a problem to worry about outdoors. This is, in fact, quite wrong. The level of pollutants floating around in the air within your very own home could really surprise you. So too could the number of different ways in which your Indoor Air Quality in North Seattle may suffer. There are good surprises to be had too, though, such as the fact that every Indoor Air Quality problem has an appropriate and effective solution. The skilled IAQ technicians on our staff are here to determine what you need to breathe better air indoors. Contact G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today to learn more.

Airborne Pollutants

Dirt, dust, and other debris can infiltrate any home with relative ease. When these pollutants go airborne, they can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms, as well as settle down and make your home appear rather dingy. In many instances, using an air filter of the appropriate efficiency level, as denoted by its MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value), is enough to resolve the problem. In other cases, electronic air cleaners, such as electronic precipitators, may be necessary.

Biological Pollutants

Other problems require more specialized solutions. Viruses, mold, bacteria, and other biological pollutants cannot really be effectively filtered out of or removed from the air. Even if they are, they can continue to reproduce in their trapped state. By using small, safe amounts of ultraviolet radiation, UV germicidal lights and other UV air purifiers can destroy such pollutants. They can also render them incapable of reproduction, eliminating the threats that they pose.

Humidity Imbalance

Don’t tell yourself that you just have to put up with high humidity levels, or that the air in your home is just destined to be dry. By using whole-house humidifiers and/or dehumidifiers, you can balance the level of humidity throughout your home. This can help you to live in a more comfortable, healthful environment. Let our staff know if you have any further questions, or if you are ready to start breathing cleaner air in your living space.


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