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Stay Healthy With Good Indoor Air Quality

The air that circulates in your house needs to be fresh and clean, or it can have an adverse effect on the members of your family. Not all homeowners realize this. In most houses, the air is filled with dust, pollution, toxins, or harmful allergens; especially if the rooms are closed and have central heating and cooling units.

In the last decade, it has been observed that one out of every three American adult suffers from allergies such as asthma, sinus, and bronchitis. Maintaining good quality of indoor air is a challenge that sometimes needs professional help. So if you would like to avoid major health problems, you need to get your indoor air quality tested. This is the only way to analyze the extent to which efforts need to be taken to improve it. If you are serious about improving the indoor air quality of your office or home, you need to first give some attention to your air conditioning and heating system.

Did you know that residential heating and air units can be the cause for unhealthy indoors? The performance of your heating/cooling equipment largely depends on the way it has been installed. Heating and air conditioning problems as well as poor indoor air quality could be the result of improper installation of the HVAC systems. Home air comfort systems need proper installation and proper installation calls for education, expertise and experience. The technicians who install the systems need to be well-versed in heating and cooling technology, plumbing and electrical activities. You need to hire a contractor who knows his job well, if not you will end up not only with system problems, but high energy bills and poor indoor air quality too.

Central air conditioning units can also be a large contributor of pollution. As climatic changes occur, we find more and more people installing air conditioning systems. Just like the air outside poses a pollution hazard, the air indoors too needs to be let out with proper ventilation. If not, it could be the cause of sickness and allergies. We breathe in tiny particles of dust and allergens present in our rooms that have air conditioning systems. When these go deep into our lungs, they cause breathing difficulties or asthma.

So it is important that the indoor air quality is checked periodically and maintained to reduce allergens and pollutants. It is recommended that you contact your hvac contractor and get him to assess your indoor air quality.

Do you spend most of your time indoors due to the fear of falling ill due to air pollution? Do you think it is safer to stay indoors, with the safety of the residential air conditioner, and in the bargain missing out on outdoor enjoyment? If your answer is yes, then you need to know that the level of pollution inside your house can be twice as high or even higher than it is outside. The public health department has ranked poor indoor air quality as one of the top five environment hazards. If your house has a central air conditioning system, your filters could play a very important part in keeping your indoors pollution free or vice versa. Air filters in the home air conditioning units provide one or multiple levels of filtration that help in maintaining pollution-free indoors. All warm air heating systems and air conditioning systems are fitted with these filters and proper maintenance can keep your indoors pollution-free.

Source by Sharon M V

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