The Importance of Indoor Air Quality: How to Improve It with HVAC
If you are like most people, you spend more time inside your home than any other location. And, of course, you are breathing the entire time you are in your home – meaning the air quality inside the house is critically important to your health. This article will take a closer look at why air quality matters and how the right HVAC choices can improve it dramatically.
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Why Air Quality Matters
Living in a home with poor air quality can have a number of negative impacts on your health. Among the many potential side effects of poor air quality include congestion, headaches, sore throat, and more. The specific symptoms will vary from person to person, but they will often feel like what you would get from a common cold. Of course, a typical cold will fade away after a few days, but these symptoms may persist if they are the result of an air quality issue. Improving the air quality in your house should directly impact the health of everyone who spends time in the space.
Focus on the Filter
As a starting point for improving your air quality, make sure to replace your HVAC air filters regularly. It’s the air filter that is the first line of defense against dirty air inside a house. As the filter ages and gets dirty, it’s not going to get the job done as effectively as it does when it’s new. Also, the system as a whole won’t work as efficiently because the flow of air will be restricted by the dirty filter, so there are plenty of reasons to swap AC air filters out regularly.
The good news is that air filters are easy to change and a new one is an affordable purchase. Some people make it a point to change the filter often – as frequently as once per month – during the times of the year when your system is working the hardest, but quarterly is more common.
Run the Fan
Sometimes, you won’t need heating or cooling in your home, as the ambient temperature will be perfectly comfortable. But that doesn’t mean you have to keep your HVAC system off. If you want to run the system to get some air moving and improve the quality of that air by passing it through the filter, just switch the fan to “On” for a while and enjoy the benefits right away.
If you want to take the extra step to protect your home and family, a way to do that is by ensuring that the air you breathe is clean and free from harmful particles with iWave and Phenomenal Aire. These air purifying attachments can help keep your air ducts and surfaces clean and safe.
These devices are easy to install in any duct air conditioning system, and they work by reducing pathogens, allergens, particles, smoke, and odors in the air. The best part is that they don’t produce any harmful byproducts, making them an environmentally friendly option. By simply turning on your fan, furnace, or air conditioning system, you can enjoy cleaner and safer air in your home.
Not only do these products provide a cleaner environment, but they also offer unparalleled health benefits. In just 30 minutes, iWave and Phenomenal Aire’s technology can reduce over 90% of pathogens in the air. This is 50 times more powerful than normal HVAC filtration, making these devices an excellent investment for your family’s health.
With these air purifying devices, you can ensure that the air ducts, tables, furniture, countertops, bathrooms, and practically every surface you touch is cleaner and safer for your family. Take the necessary steps to protect your home and family by investing in iWave or Phenomenal Aire air purifying devices.
If you’d like to get serious about your air quality and take big strides in this area, contact Berico right away to learn more about your options and determine what steps may be appropriate.