Most of us have been spending most of our time indoors to help slow the spread of COVID-19. In normal times, people are not home nearly as much as they are right now and do not pay much attention to the quality of air in their home. But, having been indoors for several weeks, people are noticing the health of their home and the quality of their indoor air.
Indoor Air Quality
“Indoor air quality” refers to the quality of the air in a home, school, office, or other building environment.” (EPA)
Indoor air quality has always mattered, however, the amount of time spent indoors the past 2 months have made indoor air quality a concern for some homeowners.
In fact, indoor air contains concentrations of some pollutants that “are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.” (EPA)
People with cardiovascular or respiratory disease, older adults, and young children are often more susceptible to the adverse effects of indoor air pollution.
Indoor Air Pollutants
Indoor pollutants can include:
- -Pet Dander
- -Particulate matter
- -Tobacco smoke
Poor Indoor Air Quality and Health
Indoor air pollutants can cause a variety of health issues, including eye, nose and throat irritation; headaches, dizziness and fatigue; respiratory diseases and heart disease; and cancer.
Vacuuming and opening windows can help with decreasing indoor air pollutants but will not provide advanced protection.
In order to resolve poor indoor air quality and improve the health of your home, a whole home air purifier is recommended. A whole home air purifier connects directly to your HVAC system and assists with delivering clean air to each room in your home.
Air Purifier Benefits
A high-quality air purifier will remove dirt, pollen, spores, smoke and other contaminants from the air you breathe.
More specifically, an AccuClean™ Whole-Home Air Filtration System from American Standard can remove up to 99.98% of allergens from the air, catching particles down to 0.1 micron in size.
These units are also certificated asthma & allergy friendly® by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Best of all, right now TR Miller Heating and Cooling is currently providing a $100 grocery gift card with the purchase and installation of a whole home air purifier.