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How To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality can be just as harmful as outdoor pollution

air purifier service massachusettsWe hear a lot about the importance of outdoor air quality these days, since pollution and resulting climate change continue to damage the environment. But indoor air quality in Massachusetts is important too – and has an arguably greater impact on your day-to-day quality of life. Reducing our carbon footprint is incredibly crucial to our world, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also focus on your own health and wellbeing. With Needham Oil’s indoor air quality products and energy-efficient heating and cooling options – like our green, Bioheat Plus® fuel – now you can work towards improving the air you breathe, both indoors and out.

Indoor air can actually be worse than outdoor air, at least for breathing

It may be hard to believe, but the air inside your home could actually be worse for you to breathe than, say, outdoor traffic smog. In fact, studies by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicate that inside air may contain up to 10 times more pollution than outdoor air. Polluted indoor air from dirty boilers, furnaces or HVAC systems can irritate the eyes, the nose and the throat, and can cause headaches, dizziness and fatigue. It can also exacerbate asthma and allergies, and can contribute to drying out one’s mucous membranes, preventing the body from easily clearing germs and toxins. In other words, breathing dirty indoor air can make you sick!

Indoor Air Quality products reduce dangerous concentrations of pollutants

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) occurs when harmful gases or particles are present at concentrations that adversely affect people’s health or comfort. Mold spores, dust, dander and pollen are the biggest culprits for exacerbating allergies and asthma, while bacteria & viruses, like MRSA, e-coli, influenza and Covid-19, can make your household sick if they’re circulating in your home. Of course, good-quality indoor air also may contain these commonly found gases and particles, but only at concentrations that will not adversely affect someone.

High-quality IAQ equipment, like the Lennox Air Purification system or a reputable humidifier can purify your entire home in several ways:

  • Air purifying systems can send purifying air into your HVAC ductwork to neutralizes toxins where they occur.
  • Next, the air purifiers can cause the pollutants to stick together, enabling your HVAC filter to trap and remove pollutants more easily.
  • A whole-house humidifier prevents your home from becoming overly-dry. Medical experts say that some viruses thrive in overly dry air, increasing the likelihood of colds, flu and other respiratory ailments. The good news is that these problems can be greatly reduced by having Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling install a whole-house humidifier, which can deliver the ideal amount of moisture into your indoor air.

Get the peace of mind you need this winter by connecting with one of our energy experts, who can help you decide which model of IAQ equipment works best for your family.

Breathe easier about your family’s health with Needham by your side

Whether you are interested in improving your indoor air quality by adding IAQ purifiers or humidifiers, upgrading your system to one that uses the newest filtering technologies, or simply getting an annual tune-up, we are here for you in Middlesex County and Norfolk County, MA. When your furnace, boiler, or air conditioning system needs attention, Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling offers friendly, safe and on-time service so your household stays comfortable and safe, year-round.