The Importance of Air Quality in Your Home

With winter coming to a close here in Littleton, Colorado, now is the time to consider the current air quality of your home.  Given the need to stay indoors when temperatures are low, the quality of the air inside of your home suffers.  We are more inclined to keep pets inside as much as possible and rarely open windows when doing so results in extremely cold temperatures.  On average, indoor air is five times more polluted than outdoor air, as most of indoor pollutants come from everyday activities.  Pollutants in your home can cause various physical symptoms such as headaches and dizziness.  These pollutants may aggravate allergies and asthma.  Removing pollutants reduces exposure to dust, mold, and other airborne agents which collect due to stagnant air.

Ventilate – With warmer weather in the forecast, proper ventilation is key to removing built up pollutants from inside your home.  This can be instantly accomplished by opening windows and turning on ceiling fans.

Eliminate – Determining which pollutants are the biggest threat within the home is ideal when trying to clear out nasty particles.  Simple weekly vacuuming may help to decrease dirt and dust that may have collected during the winter months.  Regular washing of linens also helps to remove contaminants.

Clean – Keeping counter tops and fixtures clean is easily accomplished by regular scrubbing of surfaces with a cleanser, but cleaning the air may be trickier.  We recommend Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner to improve the quality of indoor air in an energy efficient manner.  By constant circulation of air from outside of the home, Trane CleanEffects air cleaner removes up to 99.98% of allergens from the air.  It also helps to retain heat and moisture from exchanged air during the winter and both conditions and dehumidifies incoming air in the summer to keep your comfort level consistent year-round.

Monitor – Humidity levels are incredibly important when it comes to air quality.  Regulating moisture levels helps to maintain consistency and reduces contaminant levels.  Making sure to monitor humidity levels is critical to keeping the quality of your indoor air high.  Introducing a humidifier not only helps keep airborne particles from circulating as easily, it also helps to alleviate dry conditions which often aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms.

Contact Southwest Heating & Cooling today to learn more about the options available to ensure healthy, high quality air in your home for family, friends, and pets.  Allow our experts to share the many benefits of both clean air systems and humidifiers to determine what best fits the needs of you and your family.  Depending on the size of your home, our recommendations may vary.  Healthy, well-circulated air is essential for a comfortable living environment.  Reach out to us today for an assessment based on the size of your home, seasonal usage, and temperature differences throughout the rooms of your house.  We look forward to meeting your air quality needs with top notch customer service and commitment.