Ways to Prevent Sickness With Indoor Air Quality Products
When you or someone in your house coughs or sneezes, tiny droplets become suspended in the air. Those droplets could contain millions of bacteria or viruses. The next person to walk past could breathe them in and become infected. Here are three ways to prevent sickness with indoor air quality products for your home in Richmond, Katy, or a surrounding area.
1. Use a Dehumidifier
Laundry rooms, bathrooms, basements, and cellars can get quite humid. The high humidity levels allow mold to thrive. Mold spores are a common cause of poor indoor air quality. For high moisture in a small area, such as a bathroom, running an exhaust fan or room-sized dehumidifier helps. If your whole house has humidity issues, then. a whole-home dehumidifier works along with your heating and air conditioning system to keep humidity levels at around 40%.
2. Invest in an Air Purifier
An air purifier either uses activated charcoal or a UV-C light to cleanse the air. The activated charcoal systems include room-sized, free-standing units. These are a good choice for your bedroom. The UV-C air purifiers cleanse your whole home’s air. They are built into your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system and can be retrofit with your existing unit.
3. Change HVAC Filters
Changing your HVAC filter is one of the most important actions you can take for preventing sickness. Air filters are designed to capture particles up to 0.3 microns in size, which includes most bacteria, pollen, and mold spores. Look for an air filter with a MERV rating of 13 or higher. Change the filter every 30 days for optimal results. Our technicians at Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating replace filters during tune-up visits.
Our HVAC technicians at Air Express Air Conditioning & Heating offer maintenance plans, heating and cooling repairs, and installation services. You can also count on us for attic insulation installation, home performance audits, and duct sealing services for a boost in your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. For more information about our indoor air quality solutions in your Katy, TX, home, call us today.