Knowing about the latest air quality devices, such as humidifiers and air cleaners, is the first step to improving your Effingham County, Georgia, home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). By investing in modern air quality products, you can solve most IAQ issues. Discover three devices that improve your home’s IAQ so that you and your family can breathe easier.

Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

Controlling your home’s moisture levels is essential for proper IAQ. Dry air in your home will irritate your eyes and nose, and it can cause coughing and cracked skin. Your home is prone to dry air, especially during the winter. Consider investing in a humidifier to add moisture to your indoor air to make the air you breathe more comfortable.

Conversely, some homes may have too much moisture. Excessive moisture boosts mold and bacteria growth, lowering your home’s IAQ. In this case, a dehumidifier can help by removing moisture from the air, which prevents mold and bacteria growth.


With a ventilator, you get the benefits of clean, fresh air inside your home. But unlike opening a window, which pushes out all your home’s comfortable, conditioned air, a ventilator allows fresh air to enter your home without the energy loss.

An energy recovery ventilator works by removing stale — but conditioned — indoor air and exchanging it for fresh outdoor air. To save energy, before any air exits your home, the exchanger works to make the fresh air the same temperature as your indoor air. You get the benefits of the fresh outdoor air while efficiently using energy to make the air itself more comfortable to breathe.

Air Cleaners

Air cleaners go beyond the filter already installed in your HVAC system. An air cleaner works to filter all the air in your home by removing small particles. With a quality air cleaner, you won’t have to worry about allergens such as dust, dander, pollen, smoke, mold, or bacteria in your home.

To learn more about ways you can improve your Effingham County, Georgia, home’s IAQ, call Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning at 912-373-8447. Our IAQ testing can detect indoor pollutants in your home in only 30 minutes.

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