You’re excellent at keeping yourself healthy. After living with sensitivity to allergens and asthma, you’ve learned what sets you off and how to prevent it. Much of the time, those methods that keep you healthy are in your control. You avoid the outdoors on days with high pollen counts, and you keep dust off the surfaces in your Westminster, Maryland, home. Unfortunately, as hard as you try, you can’t always control indoor air quality. Not on your own, at least.

Modern technology hasn’t only improved our cell phones, it’s also improved how we care for the air in our homes. When all you can do still isn’t enough to cultivate high indoor air quality, turn to these efficient air quality products.

Air Cleaners

As you read this, the air surging through your HVAC system is passing through an air filter that’s (hopefully) catching dust, dirt, and other particles before they can disperse throughout your home. As long as you’ve been replacing the factory filter every month or so, it will do an adequate job of keeping particles from the rest of your home. However, standard air filters can’t catch everything.

What you really need is a whole home air cleaner. This air quality product is much more than just a big filter; the mesh in an air purifier has a much higher MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) than standard filters, which means that it catches far more particles than the lesser filters. Many air purifiers also release a brief electrical charge that actually neutralizes hazardous bacteria and viruses once they’re caught in the filter. Like standard air filters, whole-home air cleaners function as part of your HVAC system.

Ventilators

You’ve heard it before: Keep your home sealed off, and you’ll be more energy-efficient while also staving off the hazardous particles floating through the air outside. While sealing your home does have a host of benefits, it also means that your living space isn’t ventilated as well as it should be, which leads to indoor air pollution, like water going stagnant when it has nowhere else to go. Your HVAC system can only cycle the same air so many times before it’s all bad.

You don’t want to open a window to let in fresh air along with heat and allergens, so how are you going to ventilate your home? With a whole-home ventilator, which brings in fresh air without the heat and other cons, you’ll mitigate indoor air pollution without losing money or comfort.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Humidity not only affects comfort, but it also has the potential to reduce indoor air quality. Too little humidity (which comes in the winter) in the home and viruses are more likely to prosper. A lack of moisture can also exacerbate respiratory issues, dry out skin, and block nasal passages. Too much humidity (which comes in the summer) and mold and mildew are more likely to take root. That means that without some way to maintain balance, you have a different air quality threat to deal with every season.

Whole-home humidifiers insert moisture into the airflow as it passes through the HVAC system, while dehumidifiers remove moisture until humidity levels are healthy.

UV Lamps

The moisture in your living space isn’t the only breeding ground for mold and mildew; it can also grow on the HVAC system’s evaporator coil. Not only can this decrease efficiency, but those spores will spread from there to the rest of your home. You can’t place a dehumidifier in your evaporator coil, but you can use a UV lamp instead. UV lamps use safe, concentrated UV rays to sterilize the interior of the air handler. They are small enough to be placed in the actual evaporator coil or in the ductwork, whichever you prefer.

You’ve worked hard enough. It’s time to get your home working for you. You need the help of innovative air quality products if you’re going to build the healthy home you and your family deserve. To install any of these effective indoor air quality products, call Griffith Energy Services today at 888-474-3391.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

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