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Indoor Air Quality Guide: How To Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality, Older Homes

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Our health and well-being are paramount, especially in today’s landscape, so it’s important to take steps to ensure you are living in a healthy home. One of the most important aspects of this is your home’s indoor air quality. While often overlooked, a home’s air quality is a key factor to your overall wellbeing, especially considering the amount of time the average person spends inside their own home.

From the sources of indoor air pollutants to implementing cutting-edge technologies, our air quality experts at American Vintage Home will cover what you need to know to breathe easily in your home.

Air Filtration Systems

A cornerstone of improving IAQ in North Shore homes is an effective air filtration system. These systems act as the first line of defense against airborne pollutants, allergens, and dust. This is particularly pertinent in older homes where ventilation might be less efficient. High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are recommended due to their ability to capture particles as small as 0.3 microns with an efficiency of 99.97%. HEPA filters are a smart choice for those with allergies or respiratory concerns, as they can significantly reduce allergens and irritants in the air.

Humidity Control

Chicago’s climate can be characterized by cold winters and humid summers. Maintaining the ideal indoor humidity level is crucial for occupant health and preserving vintage home structures. High humidity can lead to mold growth and compromised structural integrity, while low humidity can cause discomfort and damage wooden elements. Installing a whole-home humidifier and dehumidifier can help strike the right balance, keeping IAQ at optimal levels and safeguarding your home’s unique features.

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Duct Sealing

Vintage homes often harbor hidden inefficiencies in their ductwork systems, allowing pollutants and contaminants to infiltrate the living spaces. Duct sealing is a proactive step to prevent air leakage and improve IAQ. Professionals utilize specialized techniques and materials to ensure that conditioned air reaches its intended destination without carrying unwanted particles. By sealing the ducts, you not only enhance IAQ but also boost the overall energy efficiency of the home, leading to cost savings in the long run.

Air Purification

Older homes have a harder time maintaining good IAQ, so an air purification system can play a pivotal role. Technologies like the Reme Halo Air Purifier integrate seamlessly with the existing HVAC setup, delivering purified air to every corner of your home. The result? A fresh, rejuvenating environment that complements the timeless elegance of your vintage residence.

Choose American Vintage Home for Air Quality Services

When it comes to safeguarding your indoor air quality, American Vintage stands as the ultimate partner. With a commitment to excellence, we offer 24/7 emergency service, ensuring that your comfort and well-being are never compromised. As older home experts, we specialize in servicing vintage homes, understanding their unique characteristics and challenges. Moreover, as a leading provider of SpacePak, the ideal HVAC solution for older homes, we offer a blend of modern technology and vintage charm, resulting in optimal indoor air quality that perfectly complements your treasured residence.

Schedule indoor air quality services in the Chicago North Shore area with American Vintage Home when you call (847) 999-4595 today!

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