Residents in Las Vegas, Nevada, work hard to put food on the table and to maintain a safe and comfortable home. But even with all that hard work, most homeowners ignore the one thing that has a significant impact on their health and happiness: their indoor air quality.

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality is essential to feeling good, especially when you consider that the air inside your home can be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outside. To maintain healthy indoor air quality in your home throughout the year, install one or all of these devices:

Air Cleaner

Your home’s air is filled with tiny particles that can impact your respiratory health. While your HVAC system’s air filter traps many of these particles, it doesn’t trap them all. An air cleaner, on the other hand, can remove up to 99.98 percent of allergens, bacteria and other pollutants in your home. As a result, you’ll breathe easier.

Energy Recovery Ventilator

Today’s homes are built with energy efficiency in mind, and most contain tightly sealed thermal envelopes. While that’s good for energy efficiency, it’s terrible for indoor air quality. That’s because a tightly sealed envelope makes it harder to freshen the air in your home.

An Energy Recovery Ventilator takes care of this problem by exchanging stale indoor air for fresh outdoor air. During the process, it cools or warms the outdoor air to ensure your home feels comfortable.

Humidifier

While the summertime temperatures in Nevada regularly break 100, the region isn’t known for high humidity. Exposure to arid air can eventually inflame the mucous membrane lining in your respiratory tract. As a result, it can increase your risk for colds, the flu or other infections. Use a humidifier to balance your home’s humidity between 30 and 50 percent, and you’ll reduce the risk of suffering from these conditions. You’ll also improve your home’s comfort.

Most homeowners aren’t aware of how poor their indoor air quality is. Don’t let that be an excuse to continue breathing in harmful pollutants. Contact Sun Country Heating & Cooling at 702-534-3375 to schedule an indoor air quality inspection today.

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