Living in the rainy Pacific Northwest, we spend months inside, hunkering down with our cozy blankets and hot drinks. Indoor air quality can be significantly affected by our homes being closed up for months. Stale, recycled indoor air is typically more polluted than outdoor air and yet we often don’t notice until we get sick. Pets, candles, carpets, furniture, and fireplaces are some of the more common indoor air pollutants.
Poor indoor air has been linked to a laundry list of health issues including headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. You can improve your family’s health by taking steps to clean the air in your home. The first step is to determine where, if any, the dangers in your home are so that you can choose a solution or system that improves your home’s air quality.
Lingering cooking smells, pets, stinky socks, and mustiness can make it hard to enjoy those days spent lounging indoors. It is hard to love your home when it doesn’t feel fresh. Carrier air filters remove dust and airborne particles and keep them out of the air your family breathes. Want to take your indoor air quality up a step? Carrier’s Infinity® air purifying system traps 95% of pollen, animal dander, smoke, bacteria, and other pollutants so your air stays healthy.
Mold and bacteria like to hang around in our homes, lurking in dark and hidden places. The indoor coil of your heating and cooling system is one of their favorites. Carrier UV lamps protect the coil, destroying mold and bacteria before they can be pushed into the air of your home. Advanced Carrier ultraviolet lamps eliminate germs and bacteria, keeping you and your family healthy year-round.
Humidifiers can ease problems caused by dry air. Dry sinuses and cracked lips can all be signs of dry indoor air, typical in cold winter. And sufferers of asthma may find easier breathing with a humidifier. Carrier whole-house humidifiers are attached to your HVAC system, helping you control air moisture during the cold winter days.
UV lights can also be installed in the ductwork to reduce, kill, or deactivate viruses that pass through. Jacobs installs RGF Guardian Air and REME Halo, PremierOne, and Carrier systems that kill microbes rather than trapping them. They easily integrate with your existing HVAC system, operating silently with no extra space needed. These products can reduce sneeze germs by 99% by the time the sneeze has reached three feet, making it a valuable asset in the fight against germs in your home, business, school, or building.
The system your home needs depends on how exactly you want to improve your air quality. These products will all help, but in different and specific ways:
Good air quality is good for your health and your productivity. You can fight against brain fog, stress, and long-term health conditions by addressing issues and maintaining your indoor air quality.
For the average person, it is hard to get even the vaguest insight into your indoor air quality. If there is bad air, we may not even know it is affecting us. An air filter’s job is to remove microscopic particles from the air entering your home. If they get plugged it can create issues with your system and your air quality. Smart thermostats are pretty simple – they let you know when your furnace air filters need to be changed so that you can always be breathing clean air.
More homeowners are paying even more attention to the health of their homes and everyone living in them. When you invest in whole-home air quality solutions you are investing in you and your family’s optimal health. Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning experts can help you choose the indoor air system that is right for your home.