There are many ways to keep your family healthy. You can make sure that they stay active and eat their vegetables, but many people forget about one way in particular to stay healthy: maintaining the air quality in their homes. "How can I do this?" you might ask. Discover three products that can help improve the air quality in your Florence, Kentucky, home.

Humidifiers

Humidifiers improve your home’s air quality by adding moisture to dry air. Keep the humidity range in your home between 30 and 50 percent. If the humidity level drops below 30 percent, it can cause chapped lips, irritated skin, and coughing. Humidifiers can help your family breathe more easily, especially if someone suffers from asthma or allergies.

Dehumidifier

Your home can also be too humid. If the humidity level is above 50 percent, water will start to condense on surfaces. Dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and can reduce the incidence of allergy symptoms such as rashes, congestion, and itchy and watery eyes. Not only can they help with allergies, they can also help eliminate the musty smells that are caused by too much humidity. We can help you decide whether a humidifier or dehumidifier is better for your needs.

Air Filters

Many people don’t recognize the importance of, first, using high-quality air filters and, second, routinely changing them out. Clean air filters not only improve your home’s air quality, they also help extend the life of your HVAC system. Make sure you purchase a high-quality filter such as Trane Perfect Fit™ reusable air filter, which traps more dust, pollen, and bacteria than typical filters.

Keeping your family healthy is important to us at The Furnace Doctor. This is why we recommend maintaining high-quality air in your home by keeping your air filters clean and by adjusting your home’s humidity levels. if needed with humidifiers and dehumidifiers. For further assistance on improving your home’s air quality, call us today at (859) 652-4817.

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