How Dry Air Affects Your Health
At Peirce Phelps, we understand how important an HVAC system is to the home. Home owners rely on the HVAC system to provide heating and cooling during the extreme seasons. Your unit must be in tip top shape to be able to function properly for your comfort needs. One area that is not necessarily considered by home owners is the indoor air quality. The air quality of the home affects the health and well-being of everyone inside the home.
Many factors can affect the air in the home. The duct work can lead to dirty air filled with dust and grime when not cleaned on a regular basis. When the air filter is not changed out, the unit can also product dirty air. We seem time and time again that homes test for unclean indoor air quality. Home owners can make changes to the HVAC unit or the home to clean up the air. From humidifiers to ventilation, the air of the home can be adjusted for better health for you and your family members.
Dry Air in the Home
One area of air quality that affects the home is dry air. When the home lacks humidity, the air becomes dry. This can cause serious health issues including respiratory ailments. The nose, throat and bronchial tubes can be affected as the membranes are dried out. When this happens, you or your family members can have repeated winter colds, infections of the respiratory system, and create airborne infections.
Have Your Indoor Air Quality Tested
To learn if you have indoor dry air, and air of poor quality, let our technicians test your home. After evaluating the condition of the air, we can determine if you need to make any changes. Making small changes with your unit, adding HEPA filters or considering dehumidifiers or ventilation options, can help you to have cleaner air in the home. You may have experienced sickness or health issues in the past and blame it on a cold or other sickness. In fact, it may be the dry air and low quality air in the home that is causing all the issues. Once the changes are made, you will see a drastic difference in the quality of air in the home, allowing you to breathe easier and feel more comfortable in the home.
There are several ways to stop dry air and keep the humidity at optimal levels by simply learning what you need to do. Make changes to keep allergens under control and clean air in the home by keeping the levels at 30 to 50 percent. Add a humidifier to maintain the correct humidity at home and remove dry air effects on your health.
There are easy ways to add moisture in the home. When taking a bath or shower, allow the water to sit for some time and evaporate into the air. Leave bowls of water out with scents to provide moisture as the water evaporates and give a nice scent in the home. Cooking on the stovetop can even place moisture in the air.
Learn more about indoor air quality in the home with testing of your home to ensure the comfort level in the home by contacting the nearest Peirce Phelps dealer. Our technicians will be able to assess your home and provide accurate solutions for any issues we come across. Not only do we offer solutions for indoor air quality and removal of dryness, we also offer services for HVAC installations, repairs and maintenance. Let us take care of your HVAC system by providing every service you need for a comfortable home.