Indoor Air Quality and Your Comfort System

air-filtersComplete comfort is about more than just temperature—it’s also about maintaining healthy indoor air quality. Dusty, dirty environments at any temperature can mean discomfort.
The EPA reports that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times dirtier than the air outside. Considering that most of us spend 90 percent of the time indoors, breathing an estimated 2,300 gallons of air every day, indoor air can be a key factor in our quality of life. Indoor air pollution can aggravate allergies, asthma, and other respiratory ailments.

Although we usually can’t see them, air pollutants are all around us, already inside our homes and businesses, and waiting to come in from outside. Everything from dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, skin flakes, chemical fumes, cigarette smoke, Radon gas and more threaten our health and indoor air quality. Each season brings its own dangers, from mold in the fall and winter to pollens and high humidity in the spring and summer.

Improve Ventilation

Moisture condensation on walls or windows and stuffy air are signs of poor ventilation. A qualified Carson Brothers service technician can inspect your comfort system to determine if this is the problem. The technician can also inform you whether or not your equipment is working properly.

Purify the Air

Bacteria, dust mites, animal dander and mold may also be a source of an odor problem. You can reduce these odor-causing contaminants with a germicidal (UV) light, which inhibit the growth of biological contaminants, sterilizing surfaces in the HVAC system.

Fortunately, Carson Brothers wide range of air quality solutions, including the Carrier Infinity humidifiers, ventilators, UV lamps, media filters and air cleaners, can together eliminate many of the pollutants threatening your home’s health and improve indoor air quality.