Over 50 million Americans have to deal with allergies, and this time of the year is awfully taxing if your allergy symptoms are severe. Weed and ragweed pollen are in the air all summer and into the fall, causing constant sneezing, itchy skin, and red, watery eyes.
Going inside doesn’t offer much relief for folks with acute allergy symptoms. The Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted (and sometimes 100 times) than outdoor air.
One of the factors that can worsen your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is your HVAC system. The ductwork in your home can circulate debris, dust, mold and other pollutants through your rooms. Your air filters will catch some of these airborne toxins but not all, and it’s crucial to be aware of your home’s IAQ. At Cubby Oil & Energy, we sell, install and service whole-house air purifiers that can clear the air where you live.
Air purifiers can use a range of tactics to pick up toxins that standard air filters might miss. Some products use high-efficiency filters or ion technology. The devices that we install — and which we find to be the most effective — use ultraviolet (UV) light. When air passes through the internal chambers of these devices, the UV light eradicates airborne particles before they can cycle into your home.
The most significant benefit of a whole-house air purifier is the improved respiratory health of our family. Reducing the particulates in your indoor air will lower allergy symptoms in your home. It will lower instances of cold, flu, tuberculosis and other bacterial and viral illnesses.
Beyond the health benefits, there are other fantastic advantages to having an air purifier in your home. It can reduce the amount of cleaning and dusting you need to do. Lowering the microorganisms in your air will reduce the wear and tear on your home’s wood finishes, bookshelves and artwork.
Finally, bear in mind that the same dust and debris that lowers your IAQ also finds its way to your heating and cooling equipment, lowering its efficiency, causing breakdowns and shortening its service life. An air purifier will help your HVAC system’s overall efficiency and longevity.
Cubby Oil & Energy values the health and well-being of the families we serve in the greater Boston area. With that in mind, we offer the following IAQ solutions in addition to whole-house air purifier installation :
Let’s get together and identify the best way to clean the air in your home. Schedule an IAQ assessment today.