Your home is the one place you can truly relax – alone or with your family, doing activities or just spending a lazy Sunday on the couch. Your home is a special place, and you would do anything to keep it safe.
But there’s a hidden danger lurking in that safe space that many homeowners neglect to address.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is how air cleanliness is measured in and around buildings. IAQ also takes into account the health of the building’s occupants. It’s an important figure to keep in mind because most people spend about 90% of their lifetime indoors.
You probably can’t take direct action to change the IAQ of most buildings you frequent, but you can make sure the air in your home is safe to breathe and contributes to a happy, healthy space.
As we’ve discussed before, your home’s HVAC system acts like its lungs, and if those lungs are plagued with contaminants, allergenic particles, dirt and dust, then it’s possible that same material can affect your health.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that even a single exposure to air pollutants can cause ear, nose and throat irritation as well as “headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.” The real problems arise with repeated exposure, but luckily, you can greatly improve the indoor air quality of your home with the help of a seasoned HVAC professional.
Keeping a well-maintained HVAC system is the best way to prevent an overall negative effect on your home environment. It’s one reason the EPA also recommends technicians use only approved refrigerants in home A/C units.– a recommendation that Rescue Air prides itself on following.
When it comes to poor indoor air quality, every home has three main three elements that can negatively impact your health: dirt (including dust and pollen), germs (bacteria and viruses) and toxic gases or odors.
Not only can these particles affect your wellbeing, they can also impact your wallet. The more dirt in your HVAC system, the less efficient it is and the harder it has to work to maintain your home’s temperature.
A clean HVAC system not only helps conserve energy it also cuts back on environmental pollutants.
In fact, utilities comprise 22% of the sources of oxides of nitrogen, which combines with volatile organic compounds to create harmful ground-level ozone that contributes to pollution. Breathing ozone leads to asthma, emphysema, throat irritation and respiratory issues.
Do your part to lower pollution by keeping your home systems in check.
Why You Should Call Rescue Air
At Rescue Air, we have the expertise to determine if there is a problem with your indoor air quality, and from there, we’ll know the right steps to take and make things right. Your problems are our problems – that’s why we stress quality of service, speed of arrival and affordability.
We can work on any brand of HVAC system, and we come to your home fully stocked with the equipment required to finish the job.
If you need your indoor air quality checked or improved in Dallas, TX, please call Rescue Air Heating and Cooling at (972) 964-2665.