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4 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Make Your Home Allergy-Proof

4 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Make Your Home Allergy-Proof

The indoor air quality of your home influences the health of the members of your household. It is therefore important to do all you can to keep allergens and disease causing agents at a minimum. The following are some measures you can take to make your home allergy-proof and keep your family healthy no matter the season.Indoor Air Quality | New York, NY | EZ Breathe Ventilation System

  1. Invest in a whole home ventilation system

This is one of the most effective ways to improve indoor air quality. A whole home ventilation system circulates air in and out of your home. It expels stale and contaminated air from the inside of your home and draws fresh air into the home from the outside. This gets rid of airborne allergens that may have built up in the air within your home. These systems filter air coming into the home to prevent allergens from the outside from coming into your home.

  1. Change your air filters more regularly

HVAC systems that aren’t maintained circulate allergens within the home. This is because dirty filters prevent these systems from trapping allergens in the air. The systems may even blow allergens off the dirty filters into the air. It is important to change your air filters regularly. This will help to improve indoor air quality and prevent re-circulation of allergens in the air.

  1. Control humidity levels

High levels of humidity can result in a wide variety of problems. Dust mites and mold thrive in humid environments. Low humidity levels can result in dry skin as well as respiratory problems. If you want to keep your home healthy and allergy free, it’s important to keep the humidity levels in your home at a healthy level. Whole home ventilation systems can help you do this. Some people invest in dehumidifiers or humidifiers depending on their needs.  Indoor Air Quality | New York, NY | EZ Breathe Ventilation System

  1. Bring air-purifying plants into your home

Allergens such as mold spores and dust mites aren’t the only cause of respiratory problems. Chemical air pollutants in your home such as formaldehyde can also cause respiratory problems. Air-purifying plants such as the Snake plant will help to reduce the levels of these pollutants in the air. They will also provide you with the added benefit of using up carbon dioxide and introducing more oxygen into the air within your home.

Polluted indoor air can put the health of the members of your household at risk. Consider the tips above to improve indoor air quality and ensure your home is allergy-proof throughout the changing seasons.

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Coronavirus and The Benefits of Using a Whole Home Ventilation System

The new coronavirus, COVID-19, has the attention of the entire world. This virus has spread rapidly since the outbreak began in China in December 2019. With headlines warning us of travel bans, cancelled conferences, and school closures, we have to ask, is there something we are missing to prevent the spread within our own indoor environment?

There are different kinds of coronaviruses, most of which only cause mild symptoms and illness, such as a cold. According to the World Health Organization, common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. We do not know what caused this novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but research is being carried out to find its original source. So how can we combat this new deadly flu? The CDC and the WHO have both stated that washing your hands frequently and steering clear from carriers will be enough, however as more cases are popping up, new precautions are surfacing.

It’s no mystery that the air inside our homes, offices and buildings we enter may be contaminated. What if the building is ‘sick’ and harboring more than just the Coronavirus?

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According to the EPA, “60% of homes and buildings are ‘sick’, meaning that they are hazardous to your health to occupy”. The EPA also reports 50% of residential buildings and 80% of commercial buildings both have water damage, which is the breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and black mold. The particulates produced by molds (mycotoxins) have been medically labeled as more dangerous to human health than mold spores themselves. Once inhaled, Mycotoxins can have serious health implications. Black mold symptoms can mimic the flu and worsen pre-existing conditions like Asthma, Auto-immune Diseases, and more.

The reality is bacteria, molds, viruses, and toxins are living and thriving in our homes. Unfortunately, no matter how much cleaning products you use to prevent organic materials from growing, it continues to, from the top to the very bottom of your house.

To help reduce the risk of having a “sick home” installing a home ventilation system can ensure that the air exchange is adequate to improve the health of the home. The EPA recommends “6-10 compete air exchanges per day”. Not just any home ventilation system is recommended, but one that services the entire structure, from bottom up. Ventilation systems installed in the lowest level of the home are most effective at treating the entirety of the indoor air quality and are most effective and improving the overall indoor air quality.

Why EZ Breathe Ventilation System? This whole-home ventilation system provides complete home air exchanges according to the EPA’s recommendations and can dramatically improve the indoor air quality by providing up to an 85% reduction in airborne particulates. The EZ Breathe System provides a much-needed path of escape for the many airborne pollutants, contaminants, humidity, dander, dust mites, fungi, bacteria and other toxins that build up inside our homes.

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