Did you know that your indoor air quality can actually be worse that the outdoor air quality of where you live? This is particularly true during this time of year, even more so in Florida, where our unbearable heat is compounded by uncomfortable humidity. But what causes poor indoor air quality, and what can you do about it? Keep reading for the answers to these questions and more.
The Causes of Poor Indoor Quality
As mentioned above, excess humidity is a big problem in our area. However this is not the only cause of poor indoor air quality. Other causes include:
- Insufficient fresh air supply and/or poor ventilation.
- Pollutants from outdoors as well as indoors—pet dander, hair spray, furnishing materials, cleaning products, etc.
- Microorganisms or other biological contaminants, such as mold, mildew, etc.
Improving your home’s indoor air quality is not about completely purifying your air, but rather improving air quality that is significantly better than the air outside. Pollutants and microorganisms—and even humidity—can all have a negative impact on your health and the health of your family. So what’s the solution?
Solving Your Poor Indoor Air Quality
There are a number of products and services on the market today that can help improve your indoor air quality. For example, a whole-house dehumidifier will keep your home’s moisture levels low. Your home’s relative humidity should be between 30-50%, which is almost impossible to achieve without an efficient dehumidifier. Air cleaners and purifiers such as UV lights can also help eliminate contaminants from your air, or prevent them from developing from the start. UV lights, for example, destroy mold, mildew and other biological contaminants on a cellular level so that they never enter your indoor air.
To start improving the indoor air quality in your Pensacola, FL home and to ensure your peace of mind today, contact Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida.