Though most people think of pollution as something that occurs outside, the truth of the matter is that the air inside your home can also become contaminated and unhealthy for you and your family. In fact, poor indoor air quality can cause headaches and fatigue while also making it difficult to concentrate. Not to mention, mold, dust, and other particles in the air inside your home can trigger allergies or an asthma attack.

The good news is that there are a variety of products that help you improve the quality of your indoor air so that you and your family can live in a healthier environment. The key to improving your indoor air quality is understanding which products best work for your individual home comfort needs. Below, we will provide a quick overview of indoor air quality products and how each can help you and your family breathe easier.

Northern California Indoor Air Quality Guide

There are a variety of indoor air quality products available to help keep Northern California homeowners comfortable year-round. Here’s a quick guide to what is available:

Humidifiers

Dry air in the home can lead to a number of health issues, including poor sleep, dry skin, and trouble breathing. It can also negatively impact your houseplants and wooden furniture. The humidifier is an IAQ product that works to add moisture back into the air to increase home comfort and reduce

Dehumidifiers

If the air in your home is too humid, you can use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air. Indoor air that is too humid can create an uncomfortable home environment. Not only can it make the air feel sticky, but some find it harder to breathe in humid environments, and excess humidity can increase the potential for mold and other contaminants to grow and spread throughout your home.

Air Cleaners

Air cleaners help filter out contaminants and pollutants that your regular air filter does not catch before they have a chance to circulate throughout your home. These devices can be attached to your unit’s air handler or on your furnace system. There are also some stand-alone air purifiers, but they do not work as well to clean the air throughout your home.

Ventilators

Ventilators help to keep the air in your home fresh and comfortable. The air in some tightly sealed homes may start to feel a bit stale after awhile. Ventilation units help improve the quality of your indoor air and enhance home comfort levels by replacing the stagnant indoor air with air from the outdoors that is more fresh.

Not sure which indoor air quality products are right for you? Our experienced HVAC team can inspect the air in your home and help you determine which HVAC upgrades meet your unique home comfort needs. For more information, contact us today.