It might not occur to our Brooklyn neighbors, but the indoor air quality in their homes could be even worse than outside. Keeping the air inside your house clean is important to your quality of life.
The Environmental Protection Agency advises that indoor air pollutants can cause lasting health effects:
Some health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person’s exposure to the source of the pollution, if it can be identified. Soon after exposure to some indoor air pollutants, symptoms of some diseases such as asthma may show up, be aggravated or worsened.
Petri Plumbing offers tips for improving indoor air quality and can also provide expert HVAC installation, maintenance and repair services.
Air filters keep large debris like dust from being blown into the home. They also help keep the air conditioning system clean and operating efficiently, preventing dust and moisture from a breeding ground for bacteria and mold inside the HVAC unit.
During the humid days of spring and summer, moisture can increase inside the home, leading to higher chances of mold and mildew developing. Use a dehumidifier to reduce the amount of excess indoor humidity.
Homeowners can also consider adding whole-home air cleaners and ultraviolet lamps to their HVAC systems. Whole-home air cleaners will remove harmful invasive particles, like pollen, that are too small to be captured by air filters.
Two types of ultraviolet lamps can be installed inside the air conditioner to aid in sanitizing the air. One type prevents mold and bacteria from developing in pockets of moisture around the coils. The other type is used to sanitize the air as it cycles back into the home.
Having a Petri Plumbing service expert tune-up your air conditioner will improve its performance and efficiency while ensuring better air quality. A technician can clean the inside of the unit, eliminating any that contribute to mold and mildew.
For more information about Petri Plumbing’s full line of HVAC services and how we can help clean up the air quality in your home, please visit www.petriplumbing.com or call (718) 748-1254.