When it comes to your heating and air conditioning system, it’s important to understand how your indoor air quality is impacted. Here are three mind blowing facts.
Indoor air quality and your heating and air conditioning system are intimately connected. You may not consider the relationship, until you realize the air quality in your home is poor and you need to get to the bottom of the issue right away. You quickly discover your heating and air conditioning system may be to blame.
Here are three mind blowing facts about indoor air quality:
#1: Your indoor air can be dirtier than the air outside your home.
When you think of outside air, you may think about allergens and pollution and it seems it’s easier to avoid those contaminants when you are safe inside your home. Not necessarily true! In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency says that air inside the home is typically two to five times more polluted that outside air. Some factors can make indoor air up to 100 times more polluted. That’s pretty shocking stuff!
#2: Indoor air can make you sick or sicker.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to health problems such as increased risk for colds, flu, and allergies. It also exacerbates existing conditions like asthma, COPD, pneumonia, and other respiratory illnesses. Plus, who really feels their best when the air they live in and breathe is dirty? Unclean indoor air is a real problem you can feel in your lungs and on your skin—your body’s largest organ.
#3: A few simple tweaks to your HVAC can make all the difference for your indoor air quality.
Perhaps the most mind blowing fact of all is that it really isn’t that hard or costly to improve your indoor air quality quickly. By incorporating better air filters, an air purifier, and humidifier or dehumidifier (depending on the season and climate), you will experience greatly enhanced indoor air quality you can feel good about breathing.
Get in touch with our team here at Smoak's Comfort Control today to get started on the right plan to maximize your home's heating and air conditioning system to achieve healthy indoor air quality.