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May 19, 2021

The long awaited spring is bringing sunshine and hope to homeowners, especially this year — but with the spring comes the pollen in Westchester, NY, which also means seasonal allergies will be on the rise. For some, these seasonal allergies can be a bother inside or outside, spring, summer, winter, and fall. So how can you make your home a place you can breathe easy, sleep comfortably, and keep seasonal allergies at bay?

Indoor air quality inspections and testing the air quality in a home are some of the first things homeowners go in search of, in order to get a clear picture of their overall indoor health. Those services can give you an idea of what is in your breathing air, but they will not solve the problem by itself. Here is what you need to know about how to actually keep your indoor air clean and as allergen-free as possible. 

Indoor Air Is More Contaminated Than Outdoor Air

Yes, an air quality evaluation for your home is an important first step, because the air in any enclosed environment (like your home or workplace) will be anywhere from two to five times more contaminated than the air outside. The reason indoor air is more contaminated than outdoor air is because contaminants end up trapped inside, with no path back out. These trapped contaminants then get multiple chances to enter your lungs, causing allergy-like symptoms and aggravating respiratory sensitivities. Ever wondered why you get frequent colds? It could be the air you’re breathing in your home!

Evaluation, Ventilation, and Purification!

Here at Healthy Home Energy & Consulting, we evaluate indoor air quality during a Healthy Home Evaluation. This includes an AirAdvice test, which will analyze the contaminants in your air over a specific period of time. Then, we can combine that information with the other results we gleaned from your home, like the air leakage present in your home’s construction, air leakage in your central ductwork, your current ventilation measures, and your insulation levels. 

However, a well ventilated and air sealed home can still hold on to harmful particles that come from inside the home, which can also cause allergy-like symptoms. These common indoor air contaminants include:

  • Pet dander

  • VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from cleaning products and other chemicals

  • Dust and dirt

  • Mold

Installing air purification in your Bedford, Chappaqua, Bedford, White Plains, Scarsdale, New Rochelle, Yonkers, or Mahopac home will most certainly make your air cleaner and healthier, and in some cases reduce the effects of what seem like seasonal allergies from these relatively unavoidable indoor air contaminants.

How Whole House Air Purification Works

You may be familiar with portable air purifier devices from ads across the internet. Portable air purifiers use a myriad of different methods to remove harmful particles from the air, in whatever room they are operating in. These can be effective solutions for a single room, however, if you have a problem with poor indoor air quality, the problem is almost never sequestered in just a single room. 

Whole home air purification, or even a whole house fresh air system like a heat or energy recovery ventilator, addresses the indoor air quality in your entire home. In the case of air purification, like the Intellipure Whole House Air Cleaner, purification happens inside your central heating and cooling system, ensuring the air moving through your home to keep it comfortable is as clean as possible. 

The Intellipure Whole House Air Cleaner utilizes patented Disinfecting Filtration System (DFS) technology to deactivate the genetic makeup of mold, viruses, fungi, and bacteria that end up inside its filter. It filters particles down to .007 microns while minimizing the impact on your HVAC system efficiency, and is significantly more efficient than a HEPA filter.

Is Your Indoor Air Causing Health Problems? Call Healthy Home!

If you’re concerned enough about your indoor air to start looking for indoor air quality testing, or are tired of the frequent headaches and sinus issues that occur in your house, you’re going to want to bring in the experts on keeping a healthy home. Schedule a Healthy Home Evaluation with Healthy Home Energy & Consulting to get started today!

Stop harmful air contaminants in their tracks & keep your home healthy with air purification. Schedule an evaluation with Healthy Home Energy & Consulting at 914-242-9733 or get in touch here.

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