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2 Reasons for Poor Indoor Air Quality (and What to Do about It)

Do family members in your home have asthma or severe allergies? Do you notice that family members seem to get sick frequently? Are you worried about the quality of the air in your home? It’s time to think about ways that you can improve the quality of the air in your home. Of course, keeping living spaces clean is one place to start, but it’s difficult to keep common contaminants out of the air, no matter how clean the house is. Here are three reasons your indoor air quality may suffer, and what you can do to remedy the situation.

Living microorganisms gather on your indoor air handler

The indoor air handler is the portion of your air conditioning or heating system which conditions air before it blows to the vents. Unfortunately, this can be home to bacteria, viruses, and even mold, as the moist conditions on the air handler (mainly from condensation which forms as part of the cooling or heating process) allow these organisms to thrive.

The Solution: A technician can install a UV air purifier at the indoor air handler which kills and sterilizes small living matter instantly as it passes by.

You keep the doors and windows shut

There are a lot of good reasons to close up the windows and doors during the day and night, mainly for your safety and your comfort. However, though this may make you feel warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, it can also make the air feel stale, which actually reduces your comfort. Additionally, contaminants continue to cycle through the air ducts with nowhere else to vent.

The Solution: An energy recovery ventilator allows fresh air to enter and vents the stale air outside. However, due to the design of the system, heat is not lost in this air stream, which means you do not have to worry about losing any efficiency from your heating and air conditioning system. You can also install a new air purifier to rid your home of contaminants which cycle through the HVAC system.

Call the professional technicians at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning for more information on improving your indoor air quality, and to schedule an appointment for a new air purification system in Colorado Springs, CO.

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