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Originally published in February 2018

If it isn’t already a priority, poor indoor air quality should certainly be a concern for you and your family. While you might presume Marshville, North Carolina, is far enough away from the big cities to avoid pollution, contaminants are without a doubt lurking in your home. These devices can help you significantly improve poor indoor air quality:

Air Cleaners

A Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value measures the quality of your HVAC air filter. Therefore, the higher the MERV an air filter has, the better its filtration capabilities. Air cleaners contain high MERV filters, meaning that fewer pollutants and particles can pass through it. You can integrate an air cleaner with your HVAC system, ensuring your home’s air continuously cycles through it. Some air cleaners can eliminate up to 99.98 percent of airborne irritants. As a result, you’ll breathe fresher air.

Energy Recovery Ventilators

Energy Recovery Ventilators exhaust stale and contaminated air out of your home while drawing fresh air from outside into it. Since these types of ventilators use minimal energy and don’t waste conditioned air, they make a great addition in homes that don’t have adequate ventilation. They work especially well during extreme temperatures when you can’t open windows.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Balancing humidity levels in your home is important to maintaining healthy indoor air quality. While a dehumidifier eliminates excess moisture from your home’s air during the summer, a humidifier adds it during the winter. Homeowners should aim to balance their humidity levels between 40 and 60 percent for optimum comfort.

Ultraviolet Lights

Bacteria, dust mites, viruses, and other pollutants thrive in your home’s ductwork. Without proper cleaning, they can cause poor indoor air quality and threaten your family’s health. Ultraviolet lights kill these contaminants effectively. As a result, you reduce your risk of illness.

Are you in need of indoor air quality services in Marshville or the surrounding communities? Contact Byrum Heating & AC, Inc. to clean the air you breathe in the place it matters the most: your home.

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