Many people are dismayed to learn that indoor air quality is often worse than the outdoor air. If you’re looking to improve the air quality in your Quincy, MA, home, there are many innovative solutions to consider. Here are some of the recent indoor air quality technology advancements that could benefit your health and well-being:
Indoor Air Quality Sensors
Smart thermostats already make use of remote sensors that detect the temperature and whether or not you are occupying a room. In the European Union, a project called IAQSENSE is testing newly-developed indoor air quality sensors that would work the same way. The sensors are placed on a wall or ceiling in your home, and they increase ventilation when they sense unhealthy indoor air pollution levels.
Home Automation Systems
Home automation systems can detect indoor humidity levels. High indoor humidity levels contribute to mold growth and the release of mold spores, which are common indoor air pollutants. By making automatic adjustments to the home’s humidity, a home automation system increases comfort and indoor air quality. Newer home automation systems are also now including ozone and smoke sensors in order to increase ventilation. They can turn on or off the HVAC fan, attic fan or an air purifier.
UV-C Air Purifiers
A UV-C light filter can be connected to your home’s HVAC system. It sanitizes the air before the air handler blows it into your living spaces. It uses a wavelength that kills bacteria and viruses. It also inactivates mold spores, pollen and proteins in pet dander. These air purifiers should be paired with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters that capture dust, smoke and other particulates from your home’s air.
At Aspinwall Baystate, our qualified technicians can tell you more about the recent indoor air quality technology advancements. We also offer heating and cooling repairs, replacements, installations and maintenance. Turn to us for fireplaces, duct services, water heaters, plumbing services and smart thermostats. To learn more about indoor air quality technology and how it could benefit your Quincy home, contact us at Aspinwall Baystate today!