Chances are you spend about 92 percent of your time indoors. That’s the average for most people—which means breathing in stagnant indoor air for more than 22 hours a day. Even if you keep your house or office clean, your air quality can still be filled with harmful dust, viruses, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) given off by common household products. Our air quality experts here at Sabre Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are sharing the top indoor air quality products we recommend for cleaner air, just as we start to close up our homes for colder weather.
Fresh air is the key to a healthy indoor environment, and ventilators are the best way to guarantee your home is getting enough of it. They bring in fresh outdoor air to replace stagnant indoor air, using minimal energy. Their crossflow design keeps outgoing air from mixing with incoming air. And it’s preconditioned as it cycles in so you’ll never feel a burst of hot or cold.
Bryant® UV lamps attack and eliminate mold and bacteria that grow in moist heating and cooling systems and can be harmful to your health. Removing these irritants improves your air quality, minimizes buildup on your system’s coil which lowers efficiency, and enhances airflow to keep you comfortable. Added benefits include silent operation and a 5-year limited warranty. A single UV lamp installation can make all the difference in your home comfort.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
It’s no secret that winter air causes dry, itchy skin and static electricity shocks—unless you have a humidifier installed. These systems add a precise amount of moisture to the air, eliminating these issues and reducing allergy and asthma symptoms. Proper humidity protects your furniture and wood floors from damage and prevents the spread of common colds and flu, too. And you’ll feel warmer at lower temperatures to reduce your monthly heating bills.
If excess moisture is a problem, dehumidifiers lower humidity levels to prevent mold growth and eliminate dust mites. And reduce musty odors, dust buildup, and allergens by making your home less hospitable for these common pollutants. As an added bonus, dehumidifiers can help you save on summer air conditioning bills. Drier air means you feel cooler even at slightly higher temperatures.
Have Air Quality Questions? We Have Answers
If indoor air quality has you feeling overwhelmed, start with a simple conversation with one of our experts. We’ll explain how an air quality evaluation works, assess your air for any existing problems, and recommend a solution—if needed—to guarantee your family is breathing healthy air. Feel free to contact us or give us a call at 763-473-2267.