The Salt Lake City area is prone to what’s known as weather inversion, when instead of getting cooler at higher temperatures, it actually warms up higher. The reason our area is so susceptible to this is because we essentially live in a bowl, surrounded by mountains. As a result, air pollution has become a problem. You’ll notice this with cooler weather in the winter as we experience plunging temperatures. However, we are not immune to poor air quality during other times of the year. In fact, your indoor air quality may be even worse that the air quality outdoors. So what products will help remedy this?
The air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is not equipped to improve your indoor air quality. In fact, its purpose is to protect the inside components of your unit. While still very important, what you really want for optimal air quality is a filter that comes with a high MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating. This will help keep airborne contaminants from entering your home.
An electrostatic filter is another good option. This type of air filter gives an electrical charge to airborne pollutants, which causes them to stick to a metal collector plate, or the walls and surfaces of the living space, until they are cleaned off.
An air purifier is a device that removes contaminants from the air. Not only can this be advantageous for allergy sufferers and asthmatics, but an efficient air purifier can reduce and possibly even eliminate second-hand tobacco smoke. Our REME HALO air purifiers work hand-in-hand with your HVAC system to create oxidizers that neutralize pollutants entering your home.
Dry air can be detrimental to your home and your health. The relative humidity level in your house should be between 30%–50%. If it’s any lower than 30%, household occupants may start to notice dry throats, itchiness, and other aggravating allergy symptoms. Additionally, too little moisture may result in splintering wood floors, discolored furniture, and peeling wallpaper. A humidifier will resolve all this by adding the moisture you need to your home.
For quality indoor air quality services in Syracuse, UT, contact Rentmeister Total Home Services today.