The average American spends approximately 87% of their life indoors. And in light of the pandemic, air quality in the home has become more important than ever. While opening a couple of windows may seem like an easy fix there are many other factors to consider when trying to improve air quality and reduce air pollutants in your home. That’s why we’ve reached out to the experts in home air purification systems to provide you with some tips and tricks to help you and your family breathe a little easier.
Increase airflow throughout your home
To improve your indoor air quality, you should increase the airflow in your home, which can be a hard thing to do during the winter months. On top of regularly replacing the filters on your HVAC system, we recommend adding portable air purifiers to increase the air exchanges in your home. When buying an air purifier, we recommend looking at the CFM, material (air purifiers made out of plastic often off-gas), and technology utilized to filter out odors and VOCs. The EnviroKlenz Air Purifier is made in the USA with a powder-coated metal, has a 250 CFM, and has a 2-stage filtration system that includes our patented earth mineral technology and medical-grade HEPA filter, proven to eliminate 99.99% of pathogens in the air. – EnviroKlenz
Change your AC/Furnace filters regularly, use ventilation in bathroom & kitchen areas preventative maintenance on HVAC and if you can afford it Air Scrubber by Aerus it helps control dust, removes odors and kills viruses we highly recommend it and it is backed by NASA. It uses negatively charged ions and also a UV light to clean the air and surfaces in your home. – Affordable Air Experts
Ensure your ducts are clean
When buying a new home make sure the home inspector also checks the furnace/air conditioning system for dirt and mold. Clean the air ducts to get rid of dust and contaminants accumulated over time in previously inhabited homes. For new homes, clean the air ducts to eliminate the construction dust and possible chemicals byproducts in it. – AirWiz Duct Cleaning
The bottom line of improving your indoor air quality is to hire an air duct cleaning company. Cleaning your air ducts doesn’t just mean you’ll have better air quality; you’ll also have a more efficient system, a lower utility bill, and a longer-lasting system. Before hiring an air duct cleaner, do your research and look for companies that are National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) certified. Cheaper is usually not better when it comes to cleaning your ducts. – Enviro-Air
Invest in a purifier
Indoor air quality is of utmost importance in your home. Bad indoor air quality can result in long-term health problems such as COPD, cancer, asthma, allergies, heart disease, and more. Americans take over 23,000 breaths per day and spend an average of 90 percent of their day indoors so it is crucial that the air we’re breathing is safe.
AirBox is a certified HEPA product with proven technology to help improve your indoor air quality. This system helps to dilute, displace, and remove airborne particles throughout your home so it offers peace of mind for parents when considering their children’s and visitor’s safety. – AirBox
Keep your humidity consistent
In the heating season, it’s important to keep humidity at the right percentage. Forced air heating, radiators and electrical heaters tend to dry air in the place you leave. Dry air affects your respiratory system, and viruses stay airborne longer in drier environments invest into a Hygrometer, a device to measure humidity, normal humidity should be somewhere between 40-50%. Depending on the heating equipment you have, you can get a central humidifier for central air or a space humidifier. – 212 HVAC
There are several ways to make your home smarter, healthier, and more efficient. In the winter, homes are buttoned up tight to keep warm, so you want to ensure that your supply vents are cleaned, you have installed a new air filter, and change the water panel in your humidifier. If you don’t have a humidifier, one should be added to keep the humidity in the home around 35%.
There are several great air purifiers available with various technologies that can properly kill the live cells passing through the furnace cabinet using UV light and cold plasma. Some also add ionic technology that helps reduce airborne pathogens throughout the home as well. The two we install the most are the Reme-Halo and the iWave(R) systems. Both are also used in commercial clean-environment applications. – Harmonic HVAC