The spring air in Bath, PA, feels great but contains a lot more floating particulates than any other time of year. This is the season when you should be most careful about the air inside your home. Here are some of the most common problems that impact your indoor air quality.
Clogged or Insufficient Air Filters
Air filters are your final defense against particulates in your home. Clogged filters not only create back pressure in your home’s HVAC system, but they also allow particles to pass around them due to the increased pressure. Replacing your old filters with fresh filters and having a professional perform maintenance service will go a long way toward filtering many of the unhealthy elements out of your indoor air.
Standing Water and Condensation
Heavy levels of moisture on your HVAC coils and standing water in the drain pans serve as breeding grounds for bacteria. As these colonies grow, your forced-air system circulates these microorganisms throughout your home. Installing UV lights where moisture collects kills bacteria and prevents it from lowering your indoor air quality.
Unbalanced Indoor Humidity
Humidity levels can have a huge effect on your level of indoor air quality. Air that is too dry causes viruses to thrive and makes dust lighter and easier to blow through your home. A whole-house humidifier will keep your indoor moisture balanced and prevent such problems from turning into a health hazard.
Common Household Cleaners and Materials
While safe to use, many of the most popular cleaners you use in your home release chemicals that become harmful when allowed to concentrate in your air. Building materials such as carpet and some types of furniture will ‘off-gas’ when new and slowly release harmful fumes into your air over weeks and months. Active air-cleaning systems work to pull these chemicals and fumes out of your air and keep them from reaching dangerous levels.
Is your indoor air quality all that it could be? Call us today at Sullivan Oil and Propane to get your Bath, PA, home inspected for indoor air quality issues. Our well-trained technicians will point out needed improvements and recommend the solutions that best fit your needs.
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