Indoor Air Quality – A real concern during cold weather months

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Indoor Air Quality – A real concern during cold weather months

Do you ever wonder how safe the air in your home is? Indoor air quality is more often than not worse than the air we breathe outside. It can also be worse during the cold weather months because we close up our homes to keep them warm. When the air in your home is stagnant, there are effects on the air quality. Dust can build up, increasing allergens. Odors from cooking, pets or unfortunate situations, which will be left unsaid, can linger. Lack of circulation or the addition of fresh air from open windows allows issues to build up. So how do you protect your family from poor indoor air quality?

Increase Indoor Air Quality with an Air Scrubber

An amazing way to continuously refresh the air in your home while eliminating 99% of allergens, dust, mold, odors and pollutants is to add an air scrubber. How do they work, you ask? The modern air scrubber constantly pulls air and water molecules in your home through its honeycomb matrix. The molecules are then bathed in UV light which removes particles from the air and converts the air and water into powerful oxidizers as pure elements. They then move through your home, odor and allergen free, refreshing the air indoors. Air scrubbers are proven effective, certified by the Space Foundation and boasts efficiency fifty times greater than the average HVAC filter.

Carbon Monoxide – another indoor air quality concern

We’ve all heard Carbon Monoxide called the silent, deadly killer. We’ve heard horror stories of families affected in the worst ways possible due to elevated levels of this gas in their homes. Venting issues are often the culprit. CO is a gas byproduct produced when any type of fuel is burned, such as wood, natural gas, kerosene, charcoal or propane. In the colder weather months, the heating systems in our homes are burning fuel. Our houses are closed up to keep the warmth in, and ventilation issues can cause excessive CO indoors. The scary thing is that Carbon Monoxide is not detectable to humans. There is no odor, and it is an invisible gas. The best way to protect your home is with a CO detector.

When considering adding a CO detector to your home, Bill’s Heating and Air Conditioning recommends not purchasing from a big box home improvement store. These detectors are not as reliable as the ones offered by Bill’s. They also cannot detect lower amounts of CO in the air, which helps to avoid anyone getting sick. Protecting your family from this silent killer is so important.

A trustworthy HVAC company is all you need

When a Bill’s technician comes to your home to provide repairs or maintenance to your furnace, he will routinely use detectors to make sure all is functioning properly. Keeping Lincoln families safe and warm through the colder months is their goal. Consider adding a Carbon Monoxide detector next time you service your HVAC equipment. You can be sure your Bill’s technician will recommend it. Make sure you change your HVAC filter regularly and keep a vigilant eye out for CO poisoning symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and flu-like issues that dissipate away from home. Move outdoors immediately and call 911 if your detector warns you or you suspect a CO problem. And finally, increase your indoor air quality with an air scrubber. Breathe easy all winter long with Bill’s Heating and Air Conditioning. They can provide you with all the equipment needed to keep your family safe.

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