Keep Air Quality in Mind This National Wellness Month
Did you know that August is National Wellness Month? The month serves as a good reminder to focus on healthy habits and of the importance of working to improve your overall health and well-being.
One of the most basic yet important components of your health is the quality of air that you breathe every day. Naturally, the quality of your home’s air is particularly important, as it’s likely where you spend at least half of every day.
In honor of National Wellness Month, today we’re going to talk about air quality and your HVAC system. We’ll discuss the important role that your HVAC system plays and some ways that you can help to improve your indoor air quality.
Your HVAC System and its Effects on Air Quality
Your HVAC system obviously has an impact on your daily comfort - keeping your home comfortable on the hottest and coldest days. But, did you know how important it is for keeping your air safe to breathe?
Your HVAC systems control the quality of your indoor air, removing pollutants, allergens, dust, mold and other contaminants from the air. It ensures that the air you’re circulating is safe and clean.
While we often overlook the role that HVAC systems play in keeping our home’s safe, the reality is that they affect many aspects of our quality of life and our daily lives could not function the same way without them.
Using Air Filters to Improve Indoor Air Quality
You can help your HVAC system function more effectively and improve the overall air quality in your home through the air filters that you choose.
Air filters are essential for keeping particles and contaminants out of your air and there are a variety of air filters you can select to meet the needs of your family. The most common type of air filter is flat, fiberglass filters.
These are affordable and easy to install and uninstall, yet they don’t catch small particles. Pleated filters are more effective at catching some of the smaller particles and are especially helpful for individuals with allergies, but they’re significantly more expensive than flat filters.
HEPA filters will trap everything, even the tiniest of particles. However, they’re so effective that they also restrict your system’s airflow, which makes your unit less energy-efficient and increases your utility bills.
Each type of filters has some unique advantages and disadvantages. Whatever type you select, just make sure that you keep your filters clean and that you timely replace them.
Is your Home Prepared for Back to School?
Your indoor air quality can help keep your family healthy, making them less prone to allergies and illnesses. As a result, there’s no better time of year to focus on air quality than when your kids are preparing to go back to school.
With all the good things that back to school brings, it also brings exposure to more germs and illnesses. Knowing that these germs are coming, take some time this August to make sure your HVAC system is ready.
By simply having your system cleaned, replacing your filters and ensuring that your ducts are cleaned, you can help to make sure that you’ve done everything you can to prepare your home for back to school.
Clearly, your HVAC system has a big impact on the air that your family breathes, making it important that you ensure your air is clean and safe. If you have any concerns about the air quality in your home, call Elite Electric & Air today at (772) 905-3527.