HVAC unit helps with indoor air quality

The more I learn, the more I’m often amazed at what I don’t know.

Like how the heck did indoor air quality get by me? Did everyone know all about this and how the HVAC equipment effects indoor air quality? If so, I sure missed that lecture or memo.

For one thing, I really didn’t even consider whether or not the indoor air was good or not. I was sort of under that impression that all indoor air was good. Outdoor city air was what was polluted. And I live in a rural area with fresh, clean air. What I didn’t realize was that there is just so much stuff inside our homes that release airborne contaminants into our home. Plus, throw in all the allergens from pets and pollen and you’re making a case for poor indoor air quality even out in the country. This is what I apparently missed. But I also missed out on the fact that indoor air quality is such an important factor in maintaining our health. I didn’t realize that the air we breathe inside our home has a lot to do with respiratory health and immune strength. So now I know. And I made some moves pretty quickly to shore up the indoor air quality. That’s the nice part about all of this, it didn’t take a Herculean effort to improve the indoor air quality. All I had to do was make a trip to the hardware store. There, I bought several HEPA filters to replace the cheap paper HVAC air filters I’ve been using for years. These HEPA filters remove over 99 percent of airborne contaminants. So now, I have much better indoor air quality.

 

HVAC unit helps with indoor air quality