Indoor Air Quality Solutions for a Cleaner, Healthier Home
Did you know that, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside your Cedarburg-area home could be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air? Considering we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, this could be cause for concern. Fortunately, Bloch Heating & Air Conditioning has many air quality solutions you can use today. Discover some of them below, then call 262-377-7072 to install the right ones for your home.
What Causes Poor Air Quality in Your Home?
Indoor pollution stems from a number of things—including daily activities such as cooking and cleaning. Some of the biggest culprits include:
Today’s homes are built as airtight as possible to improve energy efficiency. However, that can also cause the above pollutants to circulate your home more easily. If left alone, they can cause issues such as allergies, headaches and dizziness, and even certain respiratory problems.
That’s where Bloch Heating and our indoor air quality solutions come in.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home
Whole-Home Air Purification Systems
Purifiers are installed as an integral part of your furnace, boiler, or air conditioner. They’re designed to capture and kill as much as 99 percent of airborne contaminants using negatively charged ions. Air purifiers are 40 times more effective than a standard furnace filter (more on those below).
These systems are designed similarly to air purifiers but work differently. While purifiers aim to kill airborne pollutants, cleaners filter the larger ones out of your indoor air and remove them from circulation. Cleaners work better for getting rid of allergens rather than problems like mold and bacteria.
Energy Recovery Ventilators
If water is pooling in your windows or the wood around them is darkened or icy, high humidity is causing extreme moisture in your home. Air ventilators—specifically ERVs and heat recovery ventilators—can balance the extremes in outdoor temps and humidity levels, operating as both an exhaust fan and a fresh air supply. This results in ideal ventilation and comfort throughout your entire home.
Ultraviolet (UV) Lights
UV lights are a quiet and convenient way to eliminate mold and bacteria from your home. Installed near your HVAC system’s inner coils, the lights kill those microorganisms and more, preventing them from being circulated throughout your house.
Remember to Change Your Air Filter
When it comes to improving your residential indoor air quality, your air filter is usually your first line of defense. It acts like an air purifier only on a lesser scale. As air pumps through ductwork, it flows through your filter, which helps capture and remove those contaminants from your house. However, over time, it can get dirty. This not only blocks airflow and allows pollutants to circulate, but it can also make life difficult for your heating and cooling systems.
For best results, replace standard one-inch filters every one to three months. If you have a high-efficiency or media filter, swap it out every six to 12 months.
Count on Bloch Heating & Air Conditioning for Quality Air Solutions
From ventilators and cleaners to zoning and Wi-Fi thermostats, the experts at Bloch Heating can help you create clean, healthy air. We’ll get a feel for you and your home to help determine which product will work best for your needs. That care and attention to detail is why your neighbors have recommended us since 1955.
Call or contact us today to get started: 262-377-7072.