January 16, 2020
Pennsylvania residents deserve high-quality air to breathe. Is your family suffering from common indoor air quality issues? Use these suggestions from Dwyer to breathe easier this winter. These tips can help make residential buildings as safe as possible. If you have any questions or would like to schedule service to fix any of these problems, contact Dwyer and we’ll be pleased to help you.
Solutions for Common Indoor Air Quality Issues in Pennsylvania
Problem 1: Daily health discomfort like nose and throat congestion, eye irritation, headaches, nosebleeds, dry skin, sore throat, or scratchy eyes.
Too much humidity can result in mold spores cycling through the air, which can make you or your loved ones very sick. Too little humidity can do the opposite, drying out your skin and having adverse effects on your respiratory system.
How to Fix It: Install a humidifier in your home and increase or decrease the settings based on your preference. All the above symptoms are caused by a lack or abundance of poorly controlled humidity in the home, which can be easily controlled with a customizable humidifier.
Problem 2: Your kitchen is a hotspot for air pollution and chemical release, due to cooking fumes and gases.
How to Fix It: Always run the oven fan while cooking, as propane stoves can release dangerous chemicals that can reduce the quality of your indoor air. Also, be sure the kitchen is well-ventilated and install filters into air vents wherever possible. This will reduce the number of airborne particles floating around and getting into the food you eat.
Problem 3: Unwanted odors lingering in your home.
Over time, airborne particles will build up in your air and home comfort equipment. These can be existing in your living space or brought in by new products, for example, some new furniture can have a “new” smell that could be giving off volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into your home.
How to Fix It: Consider adding dynamic air filters to your HVAC systems. These electronic devices act as a barrier to block particles from entering your heating and cooling equipment. When these particles pass through your central heating or central air conditioning system, they become polarized. Dynamic air filters use an activated charcoal center screen to trap the particles and prevent them from circulating back into your air.
Contact Dwyer today to improve your home’s comfort and safety. We’ll find an appointment time that works for you, and make the air you breathe even safer and cleaner than it is now.