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Homeowners across the country are beginning to understand the connection between their health and the air they breathe in their homes. Here at Healthy Home Energy and Consulting, we find that many of our fellow New Yorkers are surprised to learn that indoor air is estimated by the EPA to be two to five times more contaminated than the air outside!

 So what can you do to make your air cleaner and healthier? Make sure your home has a steady supply of fresh air using whole-home filtration or a whole-home air purifier.

Why Whole-Home Air Filtration is Needed

Even if the air in your home starts off clean, it will pick up foreign molecules along the way. These molecules can infiltrate your indoor air through tiny cracks in the construction of your home, or through open windows and doors. Additionally, the carpet, furniture, and cleaning products can also release harmful particles into the air that you breathe. 

These particles get sucked into the ductwork of your heating and cooling system, and unless they are actively removed or ventilated they can recirculate in your breathing air over and over again. This can lead to an increase in unwanted health symptoms like aggravated seasonal allergies, asthma, headaches and colds, and more. 

Common Indoor Air Quality Contaminants:

  • Mold & Excess Moisture

  • Volatile Organic Compounds

  • Carbon Monoxide & Carbon Dioxide

  • Outdoor allergens

  • Pet dander

Whole House Filtration vs. Single Room Filtration

As an indoor air specialist here in the Tri-State area, we field a lot of questions from homeowners wondering, “What's the best reason for a whole home air purifier?”, or even brand-specific questions like, “Is the Molekule air purifier right for my home?” 

For those looking for the best type of air purifier or ventilation system, it is more important to discern between a system that addresses the entire house instead of a single room. There may be certain areas of the home that are more prone to poor indoor air quality (the kitchen, for example, is one of the primary offenders). However, harmful particles can come from many sources and from many areas of the home. Whole-home ventilation ensures that your home sees the optimal amount of air changes per hour, also known as ACH, so that no harmful particles stay in your breathing air for too long. 

A whole-house air purifier can also add the benefit of actively killing any bacteria in your air, further reducing your exposure to potential illness.

 

Breathe Easier, Breathe Healthier

If you are looking for an air testing company near you, or a home air quality inspection that includes the use of an indoor air quality monitor, Healthy Home Energy and Consulting is the contractor you can trust with your indoor air quality issues. Each Healthy Home Evaluation includes an air quality test, which we will use to guide how we recommend you proceed with your home improvement project. Solutions we often propose to address indoor air quality issues include air sealing, insulation upgrades, and professional installation of a whole-home filtration system and a whole-home fresh air system.

Tired of breathing stale, musty air on your home? Discover the root of your indoor air quality issues today by calling Healthy Home Energy & Consulting at 914-242-9733 or get in touch here.

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