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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is crucial in maintaining a healthy home environment, free from pollution and mold. Schedule your appointment today for clean indoor air.

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Measuring and Improving Your Home's Air Quality

To measure your home’s air quality, you can use a variety of tools, including air quality monitors, humidity meters, and carbon monoxide detectors. These tools will give you a baseline reading of your home’s air quality and allow you to track changes over time.

Monitors are usually ‘plug and play’ and don’t require much maintenance. We recommend you take advantage of these tools and find out more about the air quality of your home. Here are some of the ways you can keep your home air of the highest quality.

1. Keep It Smoke-Free

One of the easiest ways to improve your home’s air quality is to keep it clean. Make sure to keep your home smoke-free. Secondhand smoke can be a major contributor to poor indoor air quality.

2. Maintenance & Care for Your Whole Home Humidifier

Another important step in improving your home’s air quality is to change the filters in your HVAC system regularly. These filters help remove pollutants from the air. Make sure to choose the right filter for your system and replace it as recommended by the manufacturer.

Maintaining proper moisture levels in your home is also important for air quality. A whole home humidifier can help. It’s also important to schedule regular maintenance for your humidifier to ensure that it’s working properly and that there is no mold buildup.

3. Improve a ‘Leaky’ Home

Air leaks can also contribute to poor indoor air quality. To improve a leaking home, you can start by sealing any gaps or cracks in your walls and floors. Weather-stripping and caulk can also be used to seal gaps around windows and doors. This will help prevent drafts and improve your home’s air quality.

This will help prevent drafts and prevent outside pollutants from entering your home. Replacing old doors and windows can also be a great way to improve your home’s air quality. Additionally, leaks can come through attics and crawl spaces. Sealing these cracks and gaps will ensure your home is properly insulated for another easy way to improve air quality in your home.

4. Upgrade Your Home Filters to an Air Cleaning System

Another option to improve your home’s air quality is to upgrade your home filters to an air cleaning system. These systems are designed to capture a greater level of contaminants and pollutants, including chemicals, gasses, and particles. These systems can be more effective than traditional filters and can improve the overall air quality in your home.

5. Odor Control Features

An air cleaning system can also come with an odor control feature, which can help eliminate bad smells and odors in your home. These systems often have larger filters, which can capture greater levels of contaminants and pollutants.

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Air Moisture

Humidifiers And Dehumidifiers

Humidifiers and dehumidifiers are two different types of air moisture control systems. Humidifiers add moisture to the air, while dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air. It is important to understand the difference between the two and choose the right one for your home based on your needs.

Whole home dehumidifiers work by removing moisture from the air. They can be especially useful in areas with high humidity. They can help by:

  • Reducing mold and mildew
  • Improving indoor air quality
  • Improving the efficiency of your HVAC system
  • Reducing energy costs
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Bypass Humidifiers

A bypass humidifier is a type of whole-house humidifier that’s installed directly into your home’s heating and cooling system. The ‘bypass’ in its name comes from the fact that this humidifier works by bypassing a portion of the heated air from the furnace through a water panel or evaporator pad, where it absorbs moisture before being returned to the air duct and circulated throughout the house.

Steam Humidifers

Steam humidifiers, also known as steam vaporizers or warm mist humidifiers, work by heating water to its boiling point to produce steam, which is then cooled slightly before being released into the room. They are known for their ability to raise humidity levels quickly and can be used with medicated inhalants to help ease respiratory symptoms.

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Why Choose Lindemann To Improve Your Air Quality

Improving your home’s indoor air quality is an important step in maintaining a healthy home environment. Consider upgrading to an air cleaning system with Lindemann.

We’re the experts, and we’ve been servicing Chicagoland for over 50 years. Our certified HVAC technicians walk you through every step of the process in finding the solutions that are right for your home and family.

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