For obvious reasons, a lot of us are thinking about how to stay healthy this season.
Besides the obvious good advice promoted by the CDC – washing your hands, covering your mouth when you cough – another thing to consider is the air quality within your home.
What’s so important about air purity?
We don’t want to be alarmists – but when your interior air quality deteriorates, so does your health! Poor air quality in your home can create issues like dust, mold, mildew, and a general buildup of toxins like carbon dioxide and radon.
These problems can cause minor problems, such as itchy eyes or a sore throat; but if your IAQ remains poor for a long period of time, those pollutants can eventually lead to chronic health issues such as respiratory disease or cancer.
How do I ensure that my IAQ is good?
Pollutants love to accumulate in dark, damp, or airless spaces. This is why it’s so important to make sure that:
- Your home is well-ventilated, and
- You have proper venting for appliances that produce carbon monoxide or dioxide.
- You regularly replace the air filters in your furnace
- Additionally, you can install an active air purifier – such as our Reme Halo system – which can be installed directly into your ductwork. This air purifier targets airborn pollutants, removing up to 99% of pollen, mold spores, pet dander – and even the viruses which cause the flu and the common cold!
This flu season, keep yourself and your family healthy by taking care of your indoor air quality – and call us if you have any questions! We’re here to help!