How to Improve the Air Quality in your Home

There are several methods to improve air quality in your home during the cold weather months:

  1. Low Humidity- This condition can cause several health issues including dry skin and respiratory issues. Dry air can also inflame mucus membrane increasing your risk of colds and flu. Installation of a whole house humidifier will keep your home at optimum levels (35%-45%).  Dry air can also damage furniture and wood work in your home.
  1. Air Filters- There are several ways to filter the air in your home. One of the most popular and cost effective is the 5 inch pleated filter. It mounts next to your furnace and only needs to be changed once a year. This filter can capture particulates in your home smaller in diameter than a human hair. This is very helpful for people suffering from asthma.
  1. Ultra Violet Lights- These lights are installed in your ductwork system and can kill harmful bacteria in the air. This system also kills mold, viruses and allergens.

On average, the air in your home is five times dirtier than outside air. During the cold weather months it’s especially important to keep €œinside air€ clean.

Call the professionals at O’Mara Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for a free estimate on air cleaning options.  We provide service throughout the Ionia, Montcalm, Clinton and Eastern Kent counties.  This area includes the cities of Ionia, Portland, Saranac, Lake Odessa, Clarksville, Lyons, Lowell, Hastings, Pewamo, Westphalia, Dewitt, Sheridan, Stanton, Carson City, Belding, Muir and Greenville.