5 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
With indoor air pollution being one of the top five health concerns, it’s a good idea to consider ways to improve indoor air quality. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, having clean air is especially important. Dust, pollen, and pet dander can build up over time and work their way through your home any time you run the furnace or air conditioning. Whether you’re concerned with dust, allergy prevention, or pollutant removal, here are a number of air quality services and solutions to help improve your home and health..
Cold winter months in Minnesota bring dry air, which could mean skin irritation, nose bleeds, and respiratory problems. A humidifier raises the moisture level in your home’s air to a healthier, more comfortable amount. Whole home humidifiers from Blue Ox Heating & Air use your existing duct system to deliver soothing, moist air into every room.
Conversely, the excessively moist air of spring and summer means better growing conditions for mold, mildew, and bacteria—not to mention discomfort for you and your family! Consider a dehumidifier that will keep your moisture levels in check. If you notice musty smells, condensation on windows and doors, or air that feels heavy, give Blue Ox a call to discuss whole home dehumidifier options.
A variety of air pollutants—including secondhand tobacco smoke, viruses, carbon monoxide, and lead dust—are silent destroyers that require special solutions. With an in-home evaluation, our technicians can determine which type of air cleaner will be most beneficial for you and your family.
When a home doesn’t receive fresh air from the outside, the circulated indoor air becomes filled with bacteria, dust, chemicals, and more. Installing an air exchanger will trade your stale, contaminated indoor air for the natural, fresh air of the outside. Pollutants, dusts, and allergens will be filtered out before the air enters your home.
UV Light Purifiers
Especially suited for killing bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms, ultraviolet light air purifiers work by zapping these pollutants and breaking their chemical bonds. UV light purifiers can kill up to 99.9% of germs circulating in your home. Blue Ox professionals specialize in adding this modern technology to your existing heating and cooling systems.
The gold standard for in-home air filtration, HEPA filters meet the demanding requirements of the United States Department of Energy. A HEPA filter not only cleans your air and maximizes your system’s efficiency, it can increase the lifespan of your heating and cooling equipment.