Keeping your indoor air quality (IAQ) on a healthy level really starts with your AC or furnace installation. However, there are many other ways to improve your IAQ, even if you’ve never attempted to do so in the past. Good IAQ has been linked to a number of respiratory health benefits, and your air conditioning system plays a central role in maintaining it. As we celebrate Healthy Lung Month this October, take the opportunity to make some positive changes to your HVAC system.
Let our heating and cooling experts at Econoair Heating & Cooling give you a few important pointers to help you achieve a healthier HVAC system.
While smoking cigarettes is unhealthy to begin with, smoking indoors can also harm your HVAC system, necessitating the need for inconvenient and expensive AC and furnace repair services. Second-hand smoke has also been known to cause a number of diseases, including lung cancer and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). The best way to avoid these problems is to quit smoking entirely. If you’re currently in the process of quitting, try to avoid smoking inside your house.
Use HEPA Filters
HEPA filters are high-grade filters designed to trap smaller particulate matter suspended in the air. They’ve also been known to stop some viruses and bacteria from spreading throughout your home. Ask your local HVAC contractor for HEPA filter recommendations. Once installed, you’ll immediately feel its effects on your indoor air quality.
Install Air Purifiers
Air purifiers can be a standalone unit or retrofitted to an existing HVAC system. Consider getting an air purifier the next time you’re up for an AC repair visit. Air purifiers are recommended for people with allergies to pollen, dust and fur.
Our professionals at Econoair Heating & Cooling can help you find HVAC solutions to make your home healthier. Give us a call at (905) 763-2400 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.