May 7, 2020 Uncategorized

Airborne contaminants are no respecter of season. They can get into your home any time of the year. Therefore, it should be your goal to ensure your home has clean air through and through.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is your total HVAC company in Burnsville MN. We offer complete home comfort solutions, including air purification systems, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, ventilation systems, media cleaners, filtration systems, and UV germicidal lights.

Revisiting Indoor Air Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency defines indoor air quality as “the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants”. In other words, the quality of air that circulates throughout your home directly affects your overall health.

If you think that outside air is more polluted than indoor air, you are mistaken. This is a myth. In fact, the air inside your home can be 2 to 5 times more contaminated than outdoor air. If you have an ongoing home renovation or similar projects, your indoor air can be up to a hundred times more dangerous than the air outside. Why is that? Because of certain products you regularly used at home have been proven to be harmful to human health.

According to a study conducted by Science of the Total Environment journal, smoke, fungal spores, and chemicals used in certain paints, varnishes, and cleaners have been determined to negatively affect our bodies. In addition to these items, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in regular household sprayers also contribute to the degradation of you indoor air quality.

Needless to say, the quality of your indoor air plays an important part in your family’s overall health. For this reason, you should take the necessary steps to improve your indoor air quality.

Here are three few tips to consider.

Disinfect your home.

The reason why you clean and disinfect your home is to keep your family safe from airborne particles. Germs can make you sick and they live on many surfaces in your home. Microorganisms can contaminate your food, utensils, and even your floor.

Cleaning removes dirt, but it does not kill the germs. For this reason, be sure to maintain cleanliness in your home and disinfect surfaces.

To do this, you can either buy commercially available disinfectants that kill 99.99 percent of microorganisms or make your own disinfectant using chlorine bleach. Simply mix 50 parts water to 1 part 5 percent chlorine bleach. This is considered intermediate level disinfectant and will effectively cleanse most surfaces.

Humidify your home.

Humidity is an important part of maintaining good indoor air quality. To ensure your home has the right amount of moisture, consider investing in a humidification system.

A humidifier manages your home’s humidity levels. It adds moisture to an individual room or the whole house. It helps lower your risk of infections. Properly humidified air prevents the development of viruses and bacteria. A humidifier can keep you and your family from catching airborne diseases.

Use an air purification system.

Cleaning and disinfecting may not be enough to effectively combat airborne contaminants. This is why you need a whole-home air purification system. It is an effective solution for preserving the quality of the air in your home as it provides highly effective air filtration without using much electricity.

Certain air purification systems, such as the PureAir™ S Air Purification System, removes 99.9 percent of mold spores, pollen, dust, and pet dander. It eliminates more than 95 percent of fine particles absorbed by the lungs down to 0.3 microns. (One micron equals approximately 1/25,000 of an inch.)

This purification system fights all three classes of indoor air contaminants (airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors) while using very little energy to provide industry-leading hospital-grade air purification for your home.

It gets rid of household odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from sources like cooking fumes, pets, cleaning supplies, paints, solvents, carpeting and upholstery.

Total Home Air Purification with Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning

If you need help improving the air that circulates throughout your home, be sure to give us a call. We have teams of certified HVAC professionals who can inspect your indoor air quality and suggest effective solutions to purify your indoor air. We are your reliable Shakopee heating and air conditioning company.