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How Can I Keep My Indoor Air Healthy?

How can I keep my indoor air healthy?

Posted: January 27, 2020

A modern home can be prone to a whole array of potential air pollutants – everything from dust, mold, and pet dander to toxic cleaners and formaldehyde-filled furniture and construction materials. In a well-sealed home, these pollutants can get trapped inside and cause health problems.

While indoor pollution may be especially harmful for the youngest and oldest of us – along with people vulnerable to respiratory problems – regular exposure can be harmful to anyone over time. So how do you actually improve indoor air quality in your Delaware Valley home?

As an industry leader in the installation and service of indoor air quality products, you can trust the people at Wilson Oil and Propane to keep the air in your home clean and healthy. Here are some of the products we offer that can help you breathe easier in your home.

HEPA Filters

High-efficiency particulate arresting (HEPA) filters are super-efficient filters that remove up to 99.97% of the particles passing through them. A whole-house HEPA filter will rid your home’s air of particulate contaminants that measure 0.3 microns or larger.

Ultraviolet-Light Air Purifier

Even if you install one of the most advanced air cleaners on the market, disease-causing organisms such as germs and bacteria may still compromise the quality of your home’s air. An ultraviolet (UV) light air-treatment system is an effective solution. UV light is deadly to mold, bacteria and other organisms.

UV germicidal lights can be invaluable if you or family members suffer from respiratory allergies and asthma, frequent colds and flu, headaches and ailments like runny nose; itchy, watery eyes; sore throat; and fatigue.

Humidifiers

Humidity levels can have a huge impact on your comfort and your home. In the winter, when your home’s air is likely to be under-humidified, you can face a host of problems: These include dry, cracked furniture, irritated, dry nasal passages, dry, itchy skin and sore, chapped lips.

Because more humidity generally makes you feel warmer, it’s important to boost humidity levels in the home during winter.

By having Wilson connect a whole-house humidifier to your furnace, you not only resolve dry air problems, but you can also save money! Adding humidity in winter means you can often turn down the thermostat and still feel warm.

Ventilators

While today’s energy-efficient homes do a great job of keeping heated or cooled air in, they can also trap stale, contaminated air inside. A ventilating system, also sometimes called a ventilator, can be an effective solution. Ventilators remove dangerous gases from your home by exchanging fresh, clean outdoor air for the “dirty” air inside. What’s more, they can do this with no loss of heated or cooled air so there is no waste of precious energy.

To improve your home’s comfort and air quality, contact us today to learn how we can protect your health, home, furnishings and comfort with a variety of indoor air quality products.

One more solution to consider

When was the last time you had your ductwork inspected? Another great solution to indoor air quality problems is our award-winning Aeroseal duct-sealing service. This not only improves air quality in your home, it also increases your comfort and saves you money.

You can read more about our Aeroseal duct sealing here and see what a big difference it can make in your comfort and energy savings.

We’ll tell you more about Aeroseal in a future post.