What is Indoor Air Quality?
Health officials define Indoor Air Quality as the quality of air inside a home or building, particularly as it relates to the comfort, health, and well-being of the people inside.
By cutting down on or eliminating indoor pollutants that are airborne, you can reduce the risk of health problems significantly. The concern with a lot of indoor air pollution is that many of the health implications aren’t always obvious right after exposure. Sometimes, it can take years before serious health issues are noticeable. As such, residents need to ask themselves: What kinds of hidden toxins are floating around in the air I breathe in my home?
How Important is Indoor Air Quality?
Promoting clean and healthy breathing conditions in your home is essential for ideal health and overall wellness for that inside.
Americans spend most of their time — an estimated 90 percent of it —indoors, whether it be at home, in an office, or a restaurant, work building, factory, or warehouse. In many of these kinds of places, experts are finding smoke, aerosol, toxic gases, chemicals, and other pollutants that cause allergies, headaches, fatigue, and breathing problems, in addition to irritation of the eyes, throat, nose, and skin. The more severe indoor pollutants can cause heart disease, cancer, respiratory problems, and other grave long-term health conditions.
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Top 4 Benefits of Owning a Dehumidifer
When the weather is hot and humid, the last thing a homeowner wants is damage to their home and belongings from excessive levels of humidity. Keeping our homes cool can help. However, sometimes it’s necessary to add a dehumidifier to avoid certain problems. Below are 4 advantages of dehumidifiers:
Safeguard Against Allergies
Smaller living spaces often have finite levels of ventilation and can become more vulnerable to certain allergy triggers. As such, particles from mold, mildew, and dust (among others) flourish when the humidity levels increase. Dehumidifiers are excellent choices to remove the moisture from the air, decreasing the likelihood of allergens multiplying.
They’re Efficient & Quiet
Like most central air conditioning systems, dehumidifiers rarely get noticed when looking at the home. They are efficient at drying out the air with very little sound output. Visitors won’t even hear your unit.
Reduction In Unpleasant Odors
Things like mold and mildew aren’t just bad to look at; they smell bad too. If your home has a lingering smell that is musty or rotting in the areas around your basement, bathroom, laundry room, or anywhere associated with water or dampness, dehumidifiers help in reducing and removing the odor.
Protection from Damage
The more moisture in a home, the more likely mold can develop and thrive and create damage. In addition to paying to replace damaged items, removing mold after the damage is done is costly by itself. As such, utilizing a dehumidifier in a home helps prevent these added expenses and prolongs the life of what you own.
Types of Dehumidifers
Heat Pump Dehumidifiers
Heat pump dehumidifiers extract water from the air by using a heat pump that is similar to an air conditioner pump. First, a fan pulls the indoor air across a very cold coil, which causes the moisture to condense. The droplets drip into a bucket inside the unit or are pumped to a drain through a hose. The dry air is warmed by a second, heated coil and exhausted at room temperature. These dehumidifiers are considered among the most effective.
Dehumidifying Ventilators have a sensor controller and exhaust fan. The sensor controller activates the unit when humidity reaches a specified level. Dehumidifying ventilators are less effective in muggy climates because they draw outside air into the house. These dehumidifiers often are used in basements. But they can depressurize a room and cause gas spillage. Make sure gas furnaces are properly vented.
Chemical Absorbent (Desiccant) Dehumidifiers
Desiccant dehumidifiers work best in warm climates. They use a chemical drying agent, or desiccant, on a heat exchange wheel to absorb water molecules from the air. Damp air is sent outside via vents. Desiccant dehumidifiers use a lot of energy. They are more commonly used by industries than homeowners.
Our Installations are Quick and Easy.
At Upper Arlington Heating & Air, we make the installation process a breeze for our customers. First, we’ll dispose of your old HVAC equipment in an environmentally friendly manner. Then, we’ll begin installation according to which package you’ve chosen. We’ll reconnect the ductwork, calibrate the new system controls, and perform tests on the new system to ensure everything is 100% working order. We’ll be sure to clean up after ourselves and be on our way — leaving you and your family more satisfied than when we arrived!
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