When the weather turns cold, we all tend to spend more time indoors. But, did you know the EPA reports that indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than outdoors?
Take a look at some of the common causes of poor indoor air quality for homes in North Shore, MA, and Seacoast, NH, and find out how you can improve them with the Kearney HVAC team:
Poor HVAC Maintenance
Dirty air filters, improper ventilation, and a lack of maintenance can all cause IAQ problems in your home. During a heating system tune-up, a Kearney HVAC technician will inspect your furnace, boiler, or heat pump to ensure it’s operating efficiently and not contributing to unhealthy breathing air.
Low Indoor Humidity
We often have high humidity levels here in New England, but the winters can be excessively dry. Installing a humidifier in your home for the colder months can help you keep indoor humidity levels in the EPA recommended 30-50% range.
High Levels of Pollutants
Cooking, cleaning, and other indoor activities can all lead to more volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and pollutants in your home. Air purification systems, like iWave or Aprilaire purifiers, can seamlessly integrate with your HVAC system and deliver fresh, clean air through your home’s central duct system. Effective ductless and standalone purification systems are also available for homes without ductwork.
Get Reliable Indoor Air Quality Services with Kearney HVAC
If you suffer from increased allergy and asthma symptoms, unbalanced indoor humidity levels, or other signs of poor indoor air quality, give the team at Kearney HVAC a call. With our complete IAQ solutions, we can help you breathe easier this winter and any time of the year.