Each year, early April marks the annual celebration of National Public Health Week, a growing movement with a singular goal of creating the healthiest nation in one generation. National Public Health Week began over 20 years ago as an initiative organized by the American Public Health Association to celebrate the power of prevention, advocating for healthy and fair policies, sharing strategies for successful partnerships and championing the role of a strong public health system. As we support this growing movement, it’s the perfect time to reflect on our HVAC system and the indoor air quality impacting the health and well-being of our families.
Why Good Indoor Air Quality Matters: As Americans, we spend a considerable amount of our lives enjoying the indoor areas of our home. Our family time is essential to our happiness. However, irritants can cause or aggravate health problems. Indoor air quality is affected by, toxic gases from paints, foams and glues in carpet and furniture, cleaning chemicals and other pollutants leading to serious health problems such as headaches, eye irritation, allergies or asthma, fatigue as well as more life-threatening issues such as cancer.
Three Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality:
- Stay up to date with the maintenance of your heating and cooling system
Preventive maintenance is a key action you can take to ensure your indoor air quality is the best it can be. From the do-it-yourself activities like regularly cleaning and replacing filters to the scheduled preventive maintenance plan your professional HVAC service provider offers, you’ll ensure your family’s health and wellbeing is at the forefront. You’ll also enjoy the benefits of a more energy efficient system set to last as long as possible.
- Use the latest tools to improve your air quality
Improving your indoor air quality is a priority when considering the overall health and well-being of your family. To achieve optimal results, you may consider using products such as a Media Air Cleaner, which traps particles in your inside atmosphere as small as 1.0 micron, including pollen, dust, and dander; or a Dehumidifier to cleanse the air of excess moisture and prevents mold, bacteria and other particulates from growing. These types of products can prevent long-term health issues and take your air quality to the next level.
- Consider upgrading to a more efficient and reliable HVAC system
If your HVAC system is outdated and inefficient, it’s costing you money and impacting your indoor air quality. A newer system can actually save you money over time as it reduces energy costs and while improving your overall health and comfort levels.
As we celebrate National Public Health Week and look for ways to improve our indoor air quality, keep in mind Stiles Heating & Cooling is here in the Athens area to help you with maintenance, repair and new installations. Our industry-certified expert technicians are happy to brainstorm ways to improve your indoor air quality and put their experience to work for you today.