Have you given much thought to your indoor air quality and what you could do to have an impact on it? There are a few simple steps you could take to breathe easier this summer. One of these things is installing a dehumidifier. Here's how it can help you breathe easier:
Cut Down on Pathogens and Bacteria
Pathogens and bacteria thrive in humid air. Anything above approximately 60% humidity is ideal for them. Pathogens and bacteria can be harmful and even dangerous to individuals with respiratory issues, such as asthma, making these conditions significantly worse. Even people who aren't prone to allergies can suffer if the air is too humid and bacteria begin to grow. A dehumidifier can cut down on these pathogens and bacteria and greatly reduce the health risks associated with them.
Reduce or Eliminate Mold and Mildew Growth
Mold and mildew like nothing more than a warm, humid environment. It's the ideal place for them to colonize and thrive. And that is the perfect way for them to impact your indoor air quality and your health. Mold, if left to grow, can range from slightly irritating to completely toxic. This is especially true if you have individuals living in your home who are sensitive to allergens, but in fact, mold can impact anyone.
Some symptoms you might experience if you have mold in your home could include itchy eyes, runny nose, skin rashes, headaches, fatigue, and respiratory distress. A good humidifier can keep the humidity levels in your home at the appropriate levels to reduce the chance for mold and mildew growth.
Some things lurk in your home that can become airborne. These pollutants can become a danger to your health and compromise your air quality. For all the information you need on dehumidifiers and improving your indoor air quality, contact our expert team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling today.