Worried about the quality of your indoor air? IAQ products to the rescue!
Want to know a scary fact? Your indoor air can be more polluted than your outdoor air! We spend so much time focusing on the actual boxes that sit inside and outside of your house that sometimes we neglect to touch on those important indoor air quality product additions. Here are just a few of the many indoor air quality products that you can use to keep your home fresh and your air clean.
- Thermostats. These are the central hubs of your home comfort system. They signal when to kick your furnace, heat pump, air conditioner or air handler on based on your set demands. If your home comfort system isn’t working properly, it can be because of the thermostat.
- Humidifiers. Did you know that humidity can make your home feel cooler or warmer – depending on the percentage it is set at? For example, you can use a whole-home humidifier during the winter to make your home feel warmer. If your home feels warmer, you can even lower the thermostat down a few degrees and save some money heating your home.
- Zoning systems. We’ve touched on zoning systems before, but they can be a great addition to any home comfort system. With a zoning system you can section your home off into different groups and control the comfort in each zone individually – the way you get maximum comfort and efficiency in each area of your home.
- UV Lights. These systems treat the air – destroying bacteria, viruses, mold, odors and more. Ever heard of “dirty sock syndrome?” Trust us, it’s gross. They also only require bulb changes once per year, so they are pretty low maintenance for how useful they can be.
- Air Cleaners. Air purification starts with the filters you use. A heavier duty filter/air cleaner can filter those damaging particles out of your indoor air and help you and your family breathe easier.
Interested in any of these indoor air quality products? Make sure you ask your contractor about indoor air quality additions when you get a new gas furnace or air conditioner installed in your home. Or, just ask about them during your yearly maintenance appointments.
Do you have any indoor air quality products in your home?