At Airrific Air Conditioning & Heating, we know firsthand how important indoor air quality is. While you might expect this is something that would affect you more in the summer, given the increased levels of humidity as well as all the pollens and allergens in the air, your home faces just as many indoor air quality threats in the winter, too. Luckily, our Sarasota HVAC pros offer all the best products and top-of-the-line equipment needed to keep your family breathing easy all winter-long. Keep reading to learn about 4 indoor air quality gifts to give yourself this holiday season, and make sure to call Airrific Air Conditioning & Heating to keep your home comfortable year-round.
The Top 4 Indoor Air Quality Products to Give Yourself This Holiday Are:
- HVAC Filters: While we understand that air conditioning and heating filters might not sound like the most fun Christmas present, we promise that they are one gift the whole family will appreciate. If you have guests coming in and out of your home over the holidays, chances are they are going to bring added air contaminants. Additionally, your air may be even more at risk if you plan on using a fireplace or any wood-burning devices this Christmas. And of course, if you haven’t already replaced your heater’s filter, you’ll want to do it ASAP to ensure your air quality remains strong for the next few months. Luckily, we offer all the best air filtration options on the market, including disposable air filters, washable “electrostatic” air filters, pleated allergy filters, and High-Efficiency Particulate (HEPA) air filters, so your air stays clean and your family stays healthy throughout the winter.
- A Dehumidistat: An energy-saving device that controls humidity levels in your home, it would be easy to assume that a dehumidistat would only be useful during the summer, when the Florida humidity is in full swing. However, when cold spells set in during the winter months, and you start to use your heater more, the hot air can encourage mold growth in dark, dank corners of your home. Mold spores in your air can lead to respiratory issues, headaches, and other medical problems, so it’s a good idea to use a dehumidistat to keep your home dry from season to season. These devices are particularly useful for people who are away from home a lot, as they help your home maintain an ideal temperature even when you are not in it.
- Electronic Air Cleaners: Air cleaners, sometimes also referred to as air purifiers, use electrostatic attraction to trap harmful particles and eliminate pollutants in your air. According to the American lung association, indoor pollutants can increase allergy symptoms and exacerbate respiratory issues, and even contribute to asthma, infections, lung cancer, nasal congestion, headaches, dry eyes, nausea, and fatigue. Fortunately, with a new, cutting-edge electronic air filter, you will be able to reduce dust, pollen, mold, animal dander, bacteria, viruses, gaseous pollutants, and other particles present in your air supply, ensuring your HVAC system is only circulating clean air around your home.
- Germicidal UV Lights: As we have previously talked about on our blog, germicidal UV lights, aka UV purifiers, are used to kill harmful microbes while they are still in your home’s ventilation system, ensuring certain molds and bacteria are harmless and will not affect your air supply. UV lights are also extremely effective at reducing nasty odors, and cutting down on the amount of cold and flu viruses that affect your family.