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How to Survive Spring by Increasing Your Indoor Air Quality

Clean-Air-FilterSpring is one of the most beautiful times of year, unless you have allergies. If you do, then it’s a nightmarish hellscape of pollen clouds attempting to asphyxiate you every time you step outside. Probably when you’re inside, too.

Indoor air quality tends to drop sharply during spring, much to the detriment of homeowners everywhere. Whether you have allergies or not, though, there is a way to make sure that you can breathe more easily and be more comfortable this spring season. Take advantage of the following indoor air quality services to help make this season a little more bearable.

Air Filters and Purifiers

Pollen may be the most common allergen in the country, but it’s not the only one by a long shot. There are all kinds of indoor air contaminants that can make you sick or otherwise miserable, including dander, dust, mold spores, viruses, and bacteria. These are all commonly found inside the average home, which means it’s a good idea to consider installing something to help remove them.

Air filters and purifiers are systems designed to remove or otherwise neutralize the contaminants in your air supply. The way they do this varies by type, but it could include things like using ion clouds to draw particles out of the air or ultraviolet light to sterilize germs. Consult with a professional about which air purifier or filter would best fit your needs.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Humidity imbalances are another common thing during the spring, both outside and inside. If your home’s air is constantly humid, you may have trouble staying cool during warmer days. Humid air also promotes mold growth throughout the home, which can be very harmful to your health. Chronically dry air can be just as bad as humid air, weakening your body’s defenses against infection and making your home more brittle. If you are dealing with either of these issues, we highly recommend installing a dehumidifier or humidifier to remedy them. These systems will help to keep your humidity levels properly balanced, so you can focus more on other things and less on how it feels like a rainforest or a desert inside your own home.

Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators

Running the heater or air conditioner for long periods of time tends to dry out the air in your home, making it stale and mildly unpleasant. You may not want to open a door or a window, though, for fear of compromising your climate control. That’s what heat and energy recovery ventilators are for. These systems introduce fresh air into the home, but make sure that it’s roughly the same temperature as the air in the home by the time they are introduced. Consider installing one of these systems if you want to keep your home’s air fresh, while also maintaining the temperature you want.

Southwest Heating and Cooling offers full indoor air quality services in Littleton, CO. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional indoor air quality technicians.

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