How To Choose The Right IAQ Product For My Needs

Most homes in North America have poor indoor air quality. Thankfully, there are products on the market that can make dramatic improvements to your IAQ. Here are the main options available to you.

1. Air Purifiers

An air purifier is an amazing product for people who have allergies or frequently get sick. This device will help them breathe easier and sleep better. Air purifiers can eliminate pollen, odors, volatile organic compounds and other airborne particles.

They usually have at least two filters, one being a pre-filter that you’ll need to change regularly. You can get different types of filters based on your needs, and one example is a HEPA filter for allergy sufferers. Other types of filters include activated carbon, antibacterial and ion.

Stolhand-Wells Plumbing, Heating, and Air of Ponca City, OK, installs and services whole-home air purifiers. This type of air purifier works with your home’s central heating and cooling system.

2. Dehumidifiers

Humidity is a major issue for people living in hot, moist climates. This leads to mold and mildew growing in their homes. A dehumidifier removes moisture from the air, reducing the humidity level to the ideal range of 40 – 50%.

While portable dehumidifiers work, you have to remove water from them frequently, and they only treat one room. A whole-home dehumidifier works with your HVAC system to remove moisture from your entire residence.

3. Ventilators

Homes need to be properly ventilated so that the air within is healthy to breathe. A whole-home ventilator removes stale air from your home and replaces it with fresh air from outside. The most common type of ventilator is an exhaust ventilation system. This system is affordable and easy to install. Other types of ventilators are supply, balanced and energy recovery.

Stolhand-Wells Plumbing, Heating, and Air of Ponca City, OK, is an indoor air quality specialist. We also handle the repair, maintenance and installation of air conditioning and heating systems. If you need help with your plumbing, we can do that, too! Call us today to find out more.

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