Indoor air quality
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), "Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later."
Indoor air quality and your health
For most homeowners, cleanliness is important. Sweeping, mopping,
vacuuming, wiping down surfaces, all to keep you and your family safe
and healthy. One significant area that is often overlooked is the indoor air
quality of your home.
During the winter, we are indoors majority of the time but for people who
are sensitive to indoor allergens or have respiratory problems, spending winter
indoors can actually make those issues worse. Lack of fresh air and the
frequent use of heating systems can increase the amount of allergy-causing
dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores circulating through your house.
Indoor air quality tends to be worse in the winter months because there is
often no flow of fresh air from the outside, meaning allergens stay trapped
inside. Even as the seasons being to change from winter to spring, it may still
be too cold to open the windows to get rid of the stale, recirculated air.
So while you await the warmer weather it's important to be aware
that there may be some allergy and respiratory triggers in
your home, that's where indoor air quality essentials come in.
indoor air quality essentials
i-WaveR Air Purifier
Word’s first self-cleaning, no maintenance air purifier. As the air flows past the i-WaveR, positive and negative ions actively purify the supply air: killing mold, bacteria & viruses in the coil and living space. The ionization process also reduces allergens, smoke, static electricity as well as controlling odors (cooking, pets, VOCs) and other particles in air without creating ozone or any harmful byproducts.
Clean Comfort Steam Humidifer
The HS Series electrode steam humidifiers work by heating water in a secure, internal cylinder to create steam and the system's fan circulates the humidified air throughout the house. Humidity control isn't just for indoor comfort, it also plays important an important role in protecting household items (i.e. hardwood floors), that need consistent humidity levels or they may crack, warp or become damaged.
Comfortmaker 700M Humidifier
Without a humidifier your home and your health can feel the negative side effects of dry air during the winter. Your throat and nose can dry up making them lose their ability to capture dirt, dust, viruses and bacteria before they reach your lungs. Low humidity can also cause dry skin, and static electricity. Dry air is also known to cause damage to wood floors and wood furnishings, cause joint cracks in your home’s trim and moldings as well as squeaky floors