Homeowners on the North Shore of Massachusetts and New Hampshire’s Seacoast are likely spending more time than ever inside their home. In a normal year, the average American spends as much as 90% of their day indoors, according to the EPA, and this year is certainly far from normal.
The big difference in 2020 is that while before you might have been moving between your office, the grocery store, the movie theater, and the homes of friends and family, much of your day is likely being spent right inside your house now, making the quality of your indoor air all the more important.
Are you suffering from any of the following while in your home?
An itchy or stuffy nose
Scratchy, swollen throat
You could very well be suffering from indoor allergies and poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Let’s learn more about where these indoor air pollutants are coming from, and what you can do to fight back.
Why Are Allergies Worse Indoors?
Mold, mildew, pollen, pet dander, and dust mites are all common indoor allergens that can build up in your home, where the air is much more confined than it would be outside, making it harder for air pollutants and contaminants to disperse—in fact, indoor air has been shown to contain two to five times the concentrations levels of certain pollutants than outdoor air.
How Do I Get Rid of Allergens in My Home?
The obvious solution to removing many allergens from your home is to eliminate the underlying cause. This can often be easier said than done, however. Yes, giving away the family dog will decrease the amount of pet dander in your house, but surely there’s another option?
At Kearney, we offer a few different mechanical indoor air quality solutions for your home. These systems — whole house dehumidifiers, and air purification systems — are installed as part of your central air system, which means they service your entire house.
Whole home dehumidifiers can help prevent indoor humidity problems that often lead to mold growth.
Air purification systems, like the iWave-R air purifier, actually produce charged ions that are distributed throughout your home and effectively reduce or even eliminate a number of air pollutants and air particles, including:
Bacteria and viruses
Kearney HVAC: The Indoor Air Quality Experts Near You
The expert HVAC team at Kearney is all about whole home comfort, from energy efficient and reliable heating and cooling systems to feeling healthy and breathing fresh, clean air in your house. If you’re looking for a way to stop suffering from indoor allergies, reach out to the indoor air quality professionals today and we’ll help you find an IAQ solution for your home!