In today’s age of social distancing and lockdowns, the quality of your home’s indoor air is more important than ever. Modern homes are weathertight, so their interiors aren’t getting as much fresh air as they should. In today’s article, your trusted plumber and HVAC expert from Palo Alto Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning provides tips to help you improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Why Good Indoor Air Quality Is Important
People spend about 90% of their time indoors, where unfortunately pollutant levels can be 100 times higher compared to levels outside. That’s why the EPA ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top four environmental hazards in the country. Poor indoor air quality can affect the health of the people who live inside a home. The Coronavirus has the same traits as other viruses like the common cold, and this includes the ability of residual contaminants to travel through the HVAC system.
Indoor Air Quality Tips
The best way to address indoor air quality concerns is to practice good source control. Do your best not to allow any contaminants or pollutants to enter your home in the first place. Next, you can use higher MERV-rated air filters, electronic air cleaners and ultraviolet sterilization systems to improve your home’s indoor air quality. As the top HVAC company in our area, Palo Alto Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning offers a wide range of indoor air quality products, and we can help you choose the best ones for your home.
A good ventilation system can also improve your home’s indoor air quality by removing stale air inside the house and replacing it with fresh air. Modern homes are designed to leak as little air as possible, so good ventilation is a must. Quality maintenance, good hygiene and source control are the keys to successfully maintaining good indoor air quality and navigating current health issues.
You can rely on Palo Alto Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning for all of your indoor air quality and air conditioning needs. Our company has been in business for over 16 years. Our EPA Universal Certified technicians can handle any kind of HVAC project, no matter how large or small. We serve many communities in the Bay Area, including Palo Alto. Call us at (650) 856-3400 to learn more about our products and services and or to request an appointment.