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Why Is Home Air Quality So Important?

January 25, 2022 | Blog

When we want to strengthen our health, we typically improve our diet or exercise routine. But why don’t we try to improve the air around us? We breathe every moment of every day, yet we often overlook the quality of the air in our homes. Indoor air quality (or IAQ for short) is essential to our well-being, which is why many families are adopting an air purification system.

Surgi’s Heating & Air Conditioning can identify precise IAQ solutions based on your lifestyle, location and budget. But first, it’s important to understand how indoor air quality impacts your day-to-day life.

What Is Indoor Air Quality?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is “the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.” In other words, it’s how clean and safe your home’s air is for breathing!

Nearly every household contains pollutants, many of which accumulate over time. Residue from household cleaning products, smoke from tobacco use or even fumes from your yard’s pesticides can sneak into your home, worsening your air quality. An indoor air quality test can identify which specific pollutants have infiltrated your home.

An IAQ system features technology designed to fight those pollutants, ultimately benefiting both your physical and financial health.

What Are The Benefits of An IAQ System?

Elimination Of Allergens

Even if you survive pollen season, indoor allergens can leave you with headaches, coughs and a runny nose year-round. Dust mites, pet dander or spores may be floating around your home, leading to allergic reactions. An air filtration system can help eliminate these allergens, improving your family’s health.

Germ Reduction

When not properly maintained, your heating and cooling system can worsen the spread of bacteria and viruses. In fact, a particularly worn-down HVAC unit may harbor mold or mildew. An air filtration system acts as a preventative measure, stopping the growth of smelly or infectious substances. If you suspect your HVAC unit already has mildew, you’ll want to schedule an A/C repair appointment right away.

Dehumidification

Many of the aforementioned issues (like allergens and mold) appear due to excessive humidity. An IAQ system should help manage your home’s humidity and improve ventilation, leading to both a better-smelling home and better overall health.

Improved Sleep

Unpleasant odors, high air moisture and pollutants lead to disrupted breathing patterns, which lead to disrupted sleep. Poor air quality makes it difficult to truly rest in the evening. Therefore, when you invest in an air purification system, you’re also investing in a better night’s sleep.

Lower Utility Bills

Good air filtration ensures your vents have proper airflow, meaning your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to maintain an acceptable temperature. In other words, an IAQ system ultimately lowers the cost of daily living, as it stops your A/C unit from expending unnecessary energy that can hike up utility bills.

How Do I Install An IAQ System?

If you’ve been inspired to protect your home’s air quality, it’s time to reach out to a professional. A technician from Surgi’s Heating & Air Conditioning can recommend IAQ solutions according to your unique circumstances. Contact us today for an indoor air quality test to protect both your home’s air quality and your family’s health!

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