As autumn arrives and we start spending our weekends watching football and gathering with family for fall holiday celebrations, it’s a great time to ask: how’s your indoor air quality? When Americans spend 90% of our time indoors (according to the Environmental Protection Agency) the air we’re breathing there can have a huge impact on our lives. So how can we tell if our air quality isn’t up to snuff? Why should we be concerned about it? And what can we do if we want to improve it?
At Switzerland Air, we want you to have access to the cleanest possible air to breathe, and it starts with having the answers to all those questions.
Signs of Air Quality Problems
The first thing you’ll want to know is how to detect a problem. Here are some things you might notice at home if your air quality is not the greatest.
- Mildew: This could mean seeing actual mold developing on walls or other surfaces of your home, but even if you can’t see where the mildew is, a musty smell is a sign that it’s somewhere.
- Respiratory Problems: If you or your family members are frequently ill, or spend a lot of time coughing, sneezing, rubbing itchy or watery eyes, complaining about allergies, or worrying about asthma that seems to be getting worse, poor indoor air quality could be a contributing factor.
- Dust: If your home always seems dusty, whether that’s a fine layer developing on your furniture or “dust bunnies” collecting in corners, or if you have to clean the air filters of your air conditioner or HVAC system frequently, your indoor air quality is not the best it could be.
Why Air Quality Matters
- Health: When people breathe cleaner air, they often report sleeping better and having more energy. When air is purified, viruses, bacteria, and molds are neutralized, decreasing the risk of illness. And with fewer particles like dust, pollen, and pet dander to breathe, allergies can be minimized.
- Cleanliness: Less dust means less mess, and less time spent cleaning. An air purifier can also make your home smell cleaner, decreasing that musty odor we mentioned previously as well as smells from pets, shoes, cooking, and more.
- HVAC Wellness: When your heating and air conditioning systems don’t pull so many particles through their components, they require repairs less frequently and the systems last longer before needing to be replaced.
Air Quality Solutions
An air purifier filters out particles, and then takes an additional step of sanitizing your air with a germicidal UV light. If you’re considering an air purifier in Clute, TX, our team of qualified, trained technicians can help you find the system that works best for you. In a small area such as a studio apartment, a portable air purifier may be all you need, but in a larger living space, a whole-home air purifier is your best bet, providing clean air throughout your house. When you know your air is as clean as it can be, you can breathe easy and enjoy your autumn activities.
To discuss your air quality with a member of our team, contact Switzerland Air today.