On average, we spend most of our time indoors in our home. Because of that, making sure that your home’s air quality is good should be a big priority. But how can you improve the quality of air in your home other than just opening windows? Contact the Portland heating experts at Calvary Heating and Cooling for all your indoor air quality services. We provide complete air filtration installation as well as humidity control services. There are few things that you can do to increase the quality of air in your home without natural ventilation.
Benefits of Air Filters
Modern homes are designed to reduce as much heat transfer as possible. This allows them to achieve very high levels of efficiency. However, it also means that your home is sealed up tightly to reduce air movement in and out of your home. Without the addition of fresh air indoor air contaminant levels can increase. The only way that you can remove them, other than opening a window, is to filter them out. Having a whole-home indoor air filter or air cleaner installed is a great way to remove many common air contaminants like dust, pollen, pet dander, viruses and mold spores. Contact the Portland, OR heating technicians at Calvary Heating and Cooling.
Home Humidity Control
Controlling the humidity levels in your home can have huge benefits of your home’s air quality. Many different types of contaminants and pollutants can thrive in environments with too much or too little humidity. For example, if you have too much humidity in your home it can allow dust mites and mold growth to flourish. This increases air contaminants in your home and can negatively impact the comfort of people who suffer from allergies or asthma. Conversely, too little moisture in your home’s air can increase dust levels and also dry out dust mite droppings which are huge allergy triggers for some people.