Air quality is a priority today.
It affects everybody throughout the country.
Greenhouse gases impact the safety of the indoor environment. Dust, dander, bacteria, exhaust fumes, pollen, pesticides and all sorts of air pollution create a concern. Poor indoor air quality threatens health and comfort. It has been linked to a host of illnesses, such as asthma, chronic cough, migraines and even lung cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency suggests that indoor air is far more likely to be polluted than outdoor air. People have begun to take proactive measures. There are whole- house air cleaners, filters, purifiers and ventilation systems. The rising concerns with air pollution have inspired the manufacturers to provide a long list of options. In areas where the air tends to dry out in the winter, the lack of humidity can threaten wood furnishings, lead to static shock and cause bloody noses, chapped lips and dry skin. Whole-home humidifiers are effective in adding sufficient moisture to the air to improve comfort, lessen health risks and reduce the workload of the heating system. In areas with especially high humidity, a whole-house dehumidifier removes excess moisture to combat concerns with dust mites, condensation and mold growth. If a home is tightened to prevent energy waste, contaminants can become trapped inside. The air often smells musty. A ventilation system introduces fresh air and removes the stale air. Proper ventilation greatly improves the health and cleanliness of the home. It also gets rid of moisture, unpleasant smells and germs. A heat recovery ventilator uses the outgoing air to preheat the incoming air and can save quite a bit on heating bills.