Tools for Better Air
We all want to breathe air that is as pure and clean as possible. What many people don’t know is that you have more control over your air quality than you think. There are different tools available at home to help reduce pollutants and allergens in the air – leaving you with a more comfortable living experience.
Poor air quality can cause uncomfortable allergy symptoms to surface, and long term could lead to health issues. But there are simple ways to fix this! Here are some tools that you can use to improve your air quality.
Dehumidifiers and Humidifiers
In Texas, especially the Fort Worth area, it’s humid more than it isn’t. So most humidity solutions will be reducing the amount in the air. Whether whole-home or standalone, dehumidifiers are a powerful tool that can help make the atmosphere more breathable and reduce moisture.
The ideal humidity level for an indoor space is 30 to 50 percent. During the summer, the level is often double that, so a dehumidifier can be key to living comfortably.
During drier months, a humidifier may be necessary for reducing allergy symptoms. Humidifiers work opposite their dehumidifying colleagues, adding moisture to the air. Dry air usually comes in winter and can also be a trigger for allergy symptoms.
Air purifiers, or cleaners, have become a popular solution for homeowners looking to reduce the allergens in the air. It is also useful for people in cities that may have air quality issues.
An air purifier is another tool that can be a whole-home or a standalone unit. Many people choose to just have the unit so they can sleep better at night. If you have strong allergy symptoms, an air purifier can help catch pollen, dust, and other triggers before they reach your lungs!
Similarly, air purifiers can reduce odors (looking at you, litter box) and be a solution for people who ignore their pet allergies and adopt a furry friend anyway.
A major upgrade to your HVAC system and air quality could be a HEPA filter. HEPA is an acronym for high-efficiency particulate air. Simply, this style filter is one of the best you could get since it is incredibly effective at catching tiny particles – like dust, pollen, and dander – in its webs.
While HEPA filters often come as a feature with high-quality air purifiers, they can also be fitted to your HVAC system. This allows you to achieve purer air without installing a particular system.
HEPA filters are preferred because they capture some of the smallest particles that would be a threat to your air. They can even filter particles as small as bacteria and viruses so that immunocompromised people can feel safer at home.
Believe it or not, you can achieve cleaner air with some UV light. UV light has been shown to kill viruses and bacteria that linger in the air. They have also been found to kill mold and fungi in certain conditions. This can help reduce disease transmission between household members, and potentially reduce exposure to any germs brought into the home.
The light, when appropriately installed, neutralizes these germs as they circulate through your HVAC system. These systems are often used in hospitals and retail spaces.
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