Here’s Why Your Indoor Air Quality Is so Important
With homeowners in the Greater Milwaukee area spending so much more time at home because of COVID-19, making your house as safe and comfortable as possible is crucial. That’s where the experts at Tom’s Heating Service come in. Not only do we help keep your heating and cooling systems working for you, but we also work hard to enhance your family’s health and safety with the best possible indoor air quality (IAQ). But what is indoor air quality, and why is it so important? Read on to find out, then call us at 262-548-1300 for a tailor-made solution.
What Is Indoor Air Quality?
It’s a term that refers to how clean the air inside your home is. During daily living, invisible contaminants and pathogens, such as dust, mold spores, and even airborne viruses, fill your house. In fact, without proper help, your home’s indoor air can become more polluted than the air outside. Keeping those indoor air pollutants at bay is crucial to keep everyone in the house as healthy as possible—especially during this pandemic.
What Can I Do to Improve My Indoor Air Standards?
There are several IAQ solutions that can help you cut down on indoor pollution, including:
- Air purifiers and cleaners: these systems work by combining, collecting, and killing airborne contaminants. Some units are up to 99 percent effective.
- UV lights: installed as part of your heating and cooling systems, ultraviolet lights are designed to kill mold and bacteria that may grow inside those units.
- Air ventilators and exchangers: these air re-balancing systems bring in and filter fresh outdoor air while removing stale indoor air. Ventilators and exchangers are especially nice in winter, when you can’t open the windows for a fresh supply of air.
- Humidifiers and dehumidifiers: both systems work to balance the humidity level in your home year-round—humidifiers in the winter and dehumidifiers in the summer. While they operate, they also help cut down on problems associated with dry or humid air, such as dry skin, allergies, and airborne illnesses.
Trust Tom’s Heating for the IAQ Solutions You Need to Stay Safe
While we are living through unprecedented times, one thing is for sure: Tom’s Heating has your back. If you’re concerned about the quality of your indoor air—or you need help keeping your Carrier® or other heating and cooling systems up to snuff—we’re here for you. Call our experts for service now at 262-548-1300 or contact us online.