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3 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

No one likes to breathe dusty dirty air, and high humidity levels can create a gross clammy feeling in your home, as well as making the air feel warmer than it actually is. Dry air can cause your skin to itch and give you a nasty shock with static electricity, while germs and bacteria can spread illness and disease through your home. All of these are issues of indoor air quality, and while homeowners in Dover, DE, often focus on raising or lowering the temperature with their HAVC systems, IAQ can has just as much of an impact on the comfort of your household. The good news is that there are ways to improve your indoor air quality with the help of a professional technician. We’ve listed three of them below. Which one works best for you depends on your specific needs.

1.     Air Cleaners

An air cleaner can be a straightforward filter, which strains dust out of the air as it passes through your centralized system, or an electronic air filter, which ionizes contaminants and causes them to stick to a nearby collection pan. Both are very good for improving the air on a general level and addressing multiple different types of contaminants.

2.     Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

You need the relative humidity in your home to stand between 30% and 50% in order to feel comfortable. If it drops lower, a humidifier can add moisture and eliminate that dry scratchy feeling, as well as reducing the amount of static electricity you generate. If it goes higher, a dehumidifier can pull moisture out of the air and eliminate that hot, clammy feeling.

3.     UV Lights

UV lights generate light on a wavelength that we can’t see. While it can’t harm higher lifeforms like human beings and pets, it’s lethal to germs and biological contaminants. A UV light system will help keep your home from experiencing as many incidents of illness as it used to.

For help in improving your indoor air quality, Atlantic Refrigeration is standing by!

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