Healthy Air for a Healthy Home
When most people think of air pollution, they think of vehicle exhaust, smoke stacks or burning fires. But did you know that the air inside your home can have 5 times the number of pollutants than the air outside?
Unfortunately, there are sources of pollution everywhere inside of homes. Cleaning and personal care products release chemical agents into the air. Combustion pollutants come from gas stoves, kerosene heaters and charcoal grills. Cabinetry and other wood furnishing and floors made with pressed wood products are also considered indoor pollutants.
Aside from changing out your air filters every few months, with the right add-ons you can also use your home’s HVAC system to clean, purify, humidify and dehumidify your indoor air for the ultimate in comfort and health.
Importance of Humidity Control
Too Much Moisture
If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, it’s important to get the moisture inside your home under control. Air that is too moist can cause a number of dangerous problems. Excess moisture is a breeding ground for unwanted bacterial and mold growth that can act as a trigger to those that suffer from respiratory issues. It can also lead to musty smells and window or wall condensation.
Elsass Heating & Cooling offers whole-home dehumidification systems that remove excess moisture from the air, keeping your family safe and healthy year-round.
Air that is too dry can be just as harmful as air that is too moist. Aside from nuisances such as dry skin and static shock – airborne viruses and bacteria tend to circulate easier and longer in dry air conditions. Wood floors and furniture can also sustain damage through cracking and buckling with air that is too dry.
Elsass can aid you in combatting these issues with a whole-home humidification system that puts the right balance of moisture in the air for maximized comfort and health.
Are Harmful Pollutants Effecting Your Home & Health?
Airborne contaminants inside your home can cause a flare up of sinus, allergy, and asthma symptoms including congestion, coughing, headaches, watery eyes, and dry or itchy skin.
Whole-home air cleaners help capture and kill harmful airborne particles – including viruses and bacteria – leaving your indoor air clean, fresh, and healthy.