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What Is A Whole-House Humidifier?

humidifiers Newburyport, ma When it comes to keeping our homes clean and comfortable, things like vacuuming, dusting and washing dirty dishes easily come to mind. Ensuring proper indoor air quality(IAQ) is often further down on the list even though it’s as equally important as the everyday household chores we do.

Why Air Quality is Important

Considering the average individual spends almost 90% of his or her time indoors and typically takes in about 15,000 quarts of air per day, we are naturally prone to inhaling air that isn’t necessarily so good for us. However, it’s important to ensure that you’re breathing quality, clean air in your home because:

  • Polluted indoor air is not good for your health. If you’re someone with chronic respiratory problems or asthma, polluted indoor air can make those conditions worse. It can also cause fatigue, congestion, headaches, nausea and dry eyes.
  • Dust mites, mold, pollen and pet dander are all over the inside of our homes. These are all considered indoor pollutants. This is in addition to all the chemicals from cleaning and personal care products that are part of our everyday lives. Then there are the outdoor air pollutants that are all around us, such as pesticides, radon and gas emissions. The pollutants that build up inside a home can actually make indoor air be two to 100 times more polluted than outside air.

How You Can Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

While your home’s IAQ may not naturally be up to par, do not fear – there are ways to help it improve and no major modifications need to be made. The solutions are typically quite simple and often times only involve putting more thought into the household products that you purchase for your home.

Here’s how you can easily improve your home’s air quality with little stress:

  • If remodeling or doing housework, select materials that are mold resistant and healthy for your home such as low-voc paint.
  • Make sure your HVAC system is properly maintained and serviced regularly. This will keep fresh air flowing throughout your home. You should also regularly clean your home’s ducts in addition to removing allergens and mold.
  • Instead of using cleaning products that are filled with toxic ingredients and chemicals, opt for more natural and organic products that release fewer toxins.
  • Decrease the amount of toxins that are in your home by keeping fresh plants around as their leaves soak up chemicals and their roots and soil help to minimize toxic vapors.

You can also add a whole-house humidifier. These help keep a home’s IAQ healthy by regulating moisture levels and decreasing mold and mildew growth.

Benefits of a Whole-House Humidifier

The benefits of a whole-house humidifier do not end with improving the health of your home’s air. Healthy air will keep you healthier as well as you’ll be less susceptible to illnesses such as the common cold, respiratory issues and the flu. The proper amount of moisture that a whole-house humidifier provides ensures that the air isn’t too dry, which helps your throat, nose, asthma, allergies, furniture, floors and artwork.

In addition to the health benefits, you’ll also see cost savings with a whole-house humidifier since your home will feel warmer and you will, in turn, be using less heat.

Lombardi Energy Services is able and ready to help you improve your Newburyport-area home’s IAQ. Contact us to learn more about whole-house humidifiers and the service plans we offer today.