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3 Reasons Why Indoor Air Quality Should Be a Greater Concern This Winter

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, November 19, 2015
Residential Indoor Air Quality Equipment

When you think about winter, do you automatically think about indoor air quality? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. Indoor air quality is not at the forefront of everyone’s minds when cooler weather moves in, but it should be. There are 3 really good reasons why the indoor air quality in your home or business needs to be a top consideration this winter:

1. Are You Keeping in the Heat…and the Pollutants?

Our increasingly energy efficient homes are closed up tighter than ever, especially in the winter. This is a great way to keep in the warm air and keep out the cool air. The down side, however, is that we also lock in the pollutants along with the warm air.

2. Indoor Air Pollutants Should Be a Major Concern

It can be surprising to know that our indoor air quality can be worse than the air outside. Pollutants such as pollen, bacteria, and viruses can come in from outside on feet and clothing and through doors.

Other things that affect your air quality that can thrive in your home in the winter are dust and dust mites, pet dander, mold, mildew, smoke, and household pollutants such as VOC’s from paints and plastics, particles from flooring materials and insulation, and chemicals from cleaning products.

3. Breathe Easier with Healthier Indoor Air

Now you know what you’re breathing, you need to know how to clear the air and reduce the health risks of poor air quality. One of the most effective ways to breathe easier is with the right air cleaning and air purification systems. They can capture and trap the pollutants the put you at risk in your home, making the air you breathe cleaner and improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in your home.

There are so many reasons to be concerned about the air you breathe, especially in the winter. Rest easy and improve your indoor air quality with the best ideas and products by contacting the team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning by calling 704-821-6255 or by clicking here.