National Public Health Week calls for action from homeowners to play their part in creating a healthier environment for the future. Many people don’t look at the bigger picture when it comes to public health air quality. Pollutants outside and indoors affect the health of our nation, resulting in higher medical care, a proliferation of allergies, asthma and respiratory illnesses, lower productivity, and premature death.
You can make a difference by taking steps toward wellness and cleaner indoor air in your home. Here are three ways to reduce pollutants and create a healthy environment for you and those around you.
Invest in Air Quality Products for Your Home
Creating a healthy environment indoors is easily achieved with the use of indoor air quality products in your home. Media air cleaners, UltraViolet air purifiers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and programmable thermostats work with your current heating and cooling system and are great additions.
By doing your part to improve the indoor air quality in your home, you boost public health air quality at the same time.
Common indoor air pollutants include:
- Carbon Monoxide
- Nitrogen Dioxide
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Considering upgrading your cooling system? If your air conditioner or heat pump is over ten years old, has been requiring multiple repairs or your energy bills keep increasing, a new system is worth investigating. Estes Services offers free estimates on replacement systems and multiple financing options to make improvements to your home mechanicals happen sooner.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance for Your HVAC System
Routine maintenance on your heating and cooling system allows your unit to operate efficiently throughout the year. Preventative maintenance ensures your equipment and the components inside it are clean, preventing pollutants from circulating indoors via the air ducts.
With less debris, dirt, pollen, and other pollutants circulating through your system and ductwork, your unit will use less energy to maintain ideal temperatures in your home. Less energy used means energy emissions to affect the environment.
Is your cooling system fairly new? Protect it and your manufacturer’s warranty with regular maintenance.
Replace Filters Often to Promote Public Health Air Quality
The filters in your heating and cooling system are responsible for trapping and eliminating pollutants before the cool or warm air is circulated through your home. When a filter becomes clogged or dirty, it stops being effective at cleaning the air coming into your HVAC system.
The result is decreased indoor air quality and forces your unit to work harder to achieve controlled climates. Checking your filter once a month and replacing it every 3 months will keep both your system and indoor air healthy. Every effort made in your home to create a healthy environment works toward improving the public health air quality around you.
Do your part during National Public Health Week by investing in indoor quality products, scheduling maintenance on your unit and replacing air filters often. By performing these tasks, you improve your air and the public health air quality as a whole.
Contact Estes Services for installation of indoor air quality products, air filter replacement, and regular maintenance on your HVAC system.