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What Impacts Indoor Air Quality in Kansas City the Most?

Let's face it: most of us spend a lot of time indoors. While we may all try our best to get outside to exercise, enjoy nature, and get some fresh air, between work and home most of us spend as much as 90% of our time inside. That can be a problem when you consider that the Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that indoor air is anywhere from 2 to 10 times more hazardous to our health than outside air! What's the reason for that? Part of it is that indoor spaces lack proper ventilation and allow potential pollutants to build up more than outdoor spaces do, and part of it is due to lack of proper air quality control devices like electronic air cleaners.

Air quality can be affected by a lot of different things, but a few of the biggest factors influencing Kansas City indoor air quality include pet dander, mold particles, airborne dust, and, of course, pollen. In fact, weed pollen is at its worst around this time of year, and the pollen count in Kansas City has been way up recently. In fact, Weather.com ranked Kansas City as #5 in the nation in its list of "Latest Pollen Hot Spots," meaning that the KC area is taking a beating from pollens of all kinds, especially tree, grass, and weed pollen. That's bad news for allergy sufferers. (Springfield, MO is #6 on the list, by the way.)

So when it comes to Kansas City indoor air quality, keeping pollen out is a big concern, but it's also important to filter out large contaminants like mold spores and animal dander as well as microscopic stuff like smoke or dust. In the long term, poor indoor air quality can exacerbate a host of health conditions including asthma and allergic rhinitis. So how can you tell if you have problems with your indoor air quality in Kansas City? Some of the indicators include dry or watery eyes, headaches, fatigue, increased dust in your house, and persistent coughing or sneezing.

So, now that we've told you how bad poor indoor air quality can be, what can you actually do about it? Fortunately, the answer is pretty simple: Davenport Service Company installs mainly Honeywell brand residential electronic air cleaners, which in many cases can remove 99% of allergens and mold particles, 80% of microscopic virus-sized particles, and 94% of airborne dust. That's a big increase in the quality of your indoor air, and a breath of fresh air for your home and family where you need it most!

Electronic air cleaners typically filter out particles by imbuing them with a static charge, which then allows the air cleaner to capture the particle and filter it out, keeping it out of your air. These machines have been a miracle for many of us, especially allergy sufferers who are plagued by the high pollen counts that threaten Kansas City indoor air quality.

Want to learn more about how electronic air cleaners can improve the quality of your air, or schedule an installation? Just give Davenport Service Company a call at 913-441-2222 today!

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