Indoor Air Quality Offers Powerful Tool for Homeowners Against Spring Allergies, Viruses

May 20, 2021

For most people, feeling the shift to springtime weather is wonderful. But it is harder to stay healthy this time of year when seasonal changes also bring threats of allergies and the common cold, along with uncertainties about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. However, indoor air quality (IAQ) is a simple way to make indoor spaces like homes and businesses healthier this season.

IAQ, when combined with other healthy practices like good handwashing and social distancing, is a powerful tool against pollen, pollutant, bacteria and viruses like COVID-19. According to Todd Danz, president of Family Danz – an Albany heating and cooling company – there are three main avenues to take when fortifying a home or business for pristine IAQ.

“When it comes to tackling IAQ, we recommend exploring air cleaners, humidifiers and duct cleaners,” Danz said. “These three factors are the main line of defense against pollutants that can pose serious health and comfort problems.”

Air cleaning technology works by removing allergens from the air when they pass through the filters of a cooling and heating unit. It is ideal for homeowners with allergy concerns, those susceptible to airborne germs – such as infants and the elderly – and those sensitive to the pollen, pets and more. An effective air cleaner stops dust and dirt from entering the air while simultaneously cleaning the indoor air.

Humidifiers are best-suited for combatting overly dry air that causes itchy and cracked skin, dry nasal passages, static electricity and cracked woodwork. Dry air can even reduce the effectiveness and efficiency of a heating system, so installing a humidifier not only makes indoor spaces healthier it helps keep heating systems operating at their top performance.

Cleaning and sanitizing ductwork removes indoor air pollutants that contaminate the air. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) companies like Family Danz use high-speed compression and exterior evacuation of dirt and other debris from ducts to make the indoor air cleaner.

“Something as simple as having your local HVAC company replace your air filter can help reduce these unwanted contaminants too,” Danz said. “IAQ products are affordable, they can be very quickly installed in your existing ductwork, and they’re what many of our customers are asking for right now.”

About Family Danz Heating and Cooling
Family Danz Heating and Cooling is a family owned and operated business that has been proudly serving the Capital District for over 40 years. They are a member of the Capital Region Builder and Remodelers Association, Air Conditioning Contractors of America and have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau. The company is a strong supporter of their community, which includes sponsorships with organizations like the Bethlehem Tomboys and the Park Playhouse Theatre Group in Albany.

To learn more about Family Danz, call (518) 427-8685 or visit