Maintaining healthy levels of indoor air quality, or IAQ, is important year-round. In the summer, though, there are different factors that may affect your home's indoor air quality. Understanding when your home's IAQ levels are too low and the various ways to strengthen the air quality is important to staying healthy.
Your HVAC system may be providing you with top-notch heating and cooling, but what about indoor air quality?
Indoor air quality, or IAQ, is more important than you think. The average American spends almost 90 percent of their life indoors and, most of the time, the air in your home is far more contaminated than outside.
With spring upon us, it's prime time to make sure your HVAC system is ready to provide cool air by scheduling a professional tune up, getting filters changed, etc. Then, when winter comes around, it'll be time to seal up our houses and try to keep the heat in.
There are many reasons to do routine maintenance on your HVAC system: it will help your system run optimally and efficiently, it will help to preserve the unit’s lifespan and reduce maintenance costs, and it will help remove the harmful stuff from the air we breathe in our homes.
No matter what time of year it is, maintaining adequate indoor air quality is key to staying healthy. In fact, the air in our homes is approximately two to five times more polluted than the outside air.
Air pollution, breathing in smoke, and allergies due to dust and pollen are common concerns when spending time outside. But have you ever thought about what you're breathing in when inside?
Are you experiencing unexplained eye, nose, and throat irritation? Headaches and fatigue? Or even respiratory issues? There is likely a very simple underlying issue: your indoor air quality.