April 25, 2013
When the air in your home is clean, your family breathes and feels better.
When the air in your home is clean, your family breathes and feels better. If you or a family member suffers from allergies, it may be things floating around your house that are causing them. In addition to the particles and chemicals, high humidity levels can cause mold which could be contributing to your indoor allergies. There are steps you can take to help make your home allergy-free.
Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality
There are several things to look for when trying to detect poor indoor air quality. Are there musty odors in your home? Is the wood in your home warping or is the paint peeling or chipping? Are the walls and ceiling discolored? Can you breathe more easily when you leave your home?
If the answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then you may have some issues that you need to address. While cleaning and other maintenance to your home may help improve these conditions, more action may be required to actually help reduce your allergy symptoms.
Keep Humidity in Check
High humidity levels can contribute to indoor air quality problems. Too much humidity in your home causes mold and mildew to grow due to too much moisture in the air. It is suggested to keep humidity levels under 50% and the temperature set at 70 degrees. Living in Missouri can make this difficult to control.
The average yearly humidity level in Missouri is 70%. It is generally higher in the morning and lower in the evening. If this is the cause of your allergy problems, you may need to take more aggressive measures to control this issue.
Control Your Indoor Air Quality
Scott-Lee Heating Company can help you reduce air pollutants in your home. There are a number of air filtration and purifying solutions to choose from. An air filtration device is any device that uses a filter to capture particles in a systems air stream. An air purification system performs as an air filter, but also purifies the air in your home by using various processes. However, because too much humidity in the home can cause mold, mildew and bacteria to thrive a dehumidifier can help reduce humid conditions in the home and thus reduce the risk of these problems.
Contact Scott-Lee Heating today at 314- 756-9444 to find out which system is right for your home.