A comprehensive report from the American Lung Association rated the Pittsburgh metropolitan area as the 9th worst in the United States. By nearly every metric, we have some of the worst air quality in the country. By extension, this also means we naturally have worse indoor air quality (IAQ). No matter your current health status, improving your IAQ would be a major benefit to you. For those with asthma or allergies, this is especially important. Your HVAC system can be one of your best tools in your arsenal. Boosting your indoor air quality is a win for your health and for your wallet. We wanted to point out a few strategies and techniques you can implement with your HVAC systems at home or work.
Many people do not realize the extent to which their homes are filled with airborne pollutants and irritants. These microscopic particles that are inhaled constantly can irritate and exacerbate respiratory illnesses and chip away at your immune system. Removing dust and dirt is a critical component of improving your IAQ. Regularly dusting and cleaning surfaces inside of the home with the right cleaning solution is a major step in removing these microbes. This study performed by Harvard Health discusses how making an effort to improve the indoor air quality can help alleviate symptoms of asthma and allergies. In addition, this effort will have a doubled effect of helping to increase the performance and longevity of your HVAC system. These pollutants can clog filters, forcing them to work harder to compensate for the loss of airflow.
Air purifiers are a versatile tool designed to filter the air to help reduce indoor pollution. An air purifier is a safe and easy to use addition to a room or HVAC device that captures pollutants and particles then recirculates clean air back into the room. Anyone can enjoy and appreciate the difference that is made, but someone with a respiratory issue like asthma or allergies would especially benefit from the addition of an air purifier. Hospitals, for example, use air purifying technology to help patients in their intensive care units. Likewise, schools have found strong correspondence between the implementation of this technology with fewer students and faculty missing days of school. To help you consider which air purifier might be right for your home, the NY times recently published a list of the best air purifiers that they reviewed.
All throughout the year, keeping your family and yourself healthy and safe is a top priority. When it comes to difficult allergies or asthma, there is no shortage of things that can cause symptoms to flare up. Whether you have respiratory conditions or not, the addition of an air purifier is a sure-fire method to improve the indoor air quality of your home. Better indoor air quality is an endeavor that should be important to everyone, to protect yourself and those you love most. The Air Pure Inc team in Springdale offers comprehensive HVAC services to homes and businesses all throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Our team is committed to making your HVAC experience as easy as possible.