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Breathe Cleaner Air Inside Your Home

Your home is your sanctuary. It’s a place where you and your family should feel comfortable, relaxed, and safe. Sometimes we are unaware of potential issues because we can’t see them, which is why indoor air quality is so important. The good news is your friends at Heating & Cooling Two have ways to clear the air indoors. Keep reading to find out how we can help you breathe cleaner air inside your home.

The Air You Breathe

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air inside our homes and other indoor spaces is more contaminated than outdoor air. In fact, indoor air is two to five times dirtier than its outdoor counterpart. A number of factors can contribute to indoor air pollution, including moisture and humidity, dust or debris in vents and ducts, faulty heating or cooling systems, poor ventilation, and more. In addition, people on average spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, exposing them to potentially harmful contaminants. And those who have limited access to the outdoors – infants, the elderly, the sick or ailing – are often the ones most vulnerable to the effects of poor indoor air quality (IAQ).

Health Effects of Poor IAQ

Even with the freedom to venture outdoors, you want to protect your family’s health at home. Even short-range exposure to poor IAQ can lead to sickness and disease. Being exposed to poor IAQ for an extended period could cause greater health concerns.

Whether short-term or long-term, poor IAQ subjection can lead to a host of complications, which may include:

  • Headaches
  • Scratchy throat
  • Coughing
  • Nasal or eye irritation
  • Allergic reactions, ranging in severity from mild to extreme
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Respiratory issues
  • Skin problems like eczema or acne

Taking steps to improve and maintain the quality of air inside your home can help keep your family safe and comfortable.

Air Quality Solutions

Air pollutants infiltrate and circulate within our homes every day. But Heating & Cooling Two has helpful solutions to improve the quality of indoor air so you can breathe easier.

Filters. HVAC filters trap contaminants like pollen, pet dander, dust, and more and keep them from entering your ducts and your home. We offer an assortment of filters with varying MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Values – a filter’s ability to capture certain-sized particles) ratings. We recommend a MERV Rating of 10.

Electronic Air Cleaners. A Bryant® electronic air cleaner filters out contaminants before they enter your HVAC system. You’ll breathe cleaner air and notice less dust collecting throughout the home.

UV Light. Eliminate harmful bacteria, mold, and mildew by adding a UV light to your HVAC system. A UV light system prevents the buildup of pollutants on HVAC components as well as ductwork, keeping indoor air safer for you and your family.

Air Purifiers. Capture and kill airborne germs and microorganisms with a SecureAire™ Whole Home Air Purification System. Each cartridge lasts up to a year and contains fibers that attract and safely break down contaminants.

Air Exchangers. With an air exchanger, you can exchange stale, contaminated indoor air with fresh, filtered air from the outside. Easily control pollutants and humidity while maintaining your HVAC’s efficiency level.

Ask the IAQ Experts

Which air quality solution is best for your home and family? The trained and knowledgeable team at Heating & Cooling Two can help. We can assess your situation and needs and help determine which system will help you breathe cleaner air inside your home. Contact us today to learn more about ways to clear the air indoors.