16 Mar Improve the Air Quality in Spaces that You Control
It’s no secret that Pittsburgh is more known for its tremendous city skyline views than its air quality. In 2018 alone, it’s said that Pittsburgh’s air was unsafe to breathe for three months. Yes, you read that correctly and yes, these are confirmed facts.
City statistics aside, we don’t say these things to scare you, but more so to educate you on what can be done to improve the air quality in spaces that you control. Other businesses in Pittsburgh, such as emerging restaurants, are even making air quality a priority in their construction. Poor air quality can result in an array of health problems, such as inflamed airways and eye irritation, just to name a few.
We here at Wahl Heating, Cooling & Plumbing have researched and invested in the best products for producing the best air quality possible in your homes. Here are the best systems to have in place for assured air quality that’s breathable and healthy for the whole family.
Installation of Air Purifiers
Air purifiers work to eliminate pollutants in indoor spaces such as pollen, dust, and dander, and mold spores.
These purifiers also help eliminate odors from cooking, pets, and musty rooms in your home. We commonly use and trust the REME HALO Whole Home In-Duct Purifier as it lives up to its expectation to purify every cubic inch of air that your central air conditioning system reaches, as well as the Aprilaire Air Purifier that guarantees purer, healthier air.
Some of the benefits of this specific air purifier, which we install with every new purchase, includes:
- risks of airborne infectious pathogens
- of dust build-up
- traps indoor allergens
- 94% of pollen and mold
- 56% of dust particles
- the life of your heating and cooling equipment
Utilizing Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers
The specific brand of humidifiers that we use, Aprilaire, can help you maintain optimal humidity in your home. Ideally, the humidity in your home should be 35% – 45%. Keeping the humidity in this percentage has been shown to reduce the incidence of respiratory infections and symptoms related to allergies and asthma.
Keeping your home in a specific humidity range can also come into play when preserving and taking care of specific rooms and furniture.
In the same breath, if you are more susceptible to overly humid conditions in your living or work spaces, a dehumidifier may be a better option for you. Similar to the Aprilaire humidifier, the dehumidifier reduces the growth of allergens like mold, mildew and dust mites.
But, the main control of this device is to reduce overly humid conditions to help protect all belongings from mildew and rotting.
With Wahl Family Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, which has been in operation since 1980, you can trust our registered master technicians with all of your air quality needs.