What Is Indoor Air Quality & Why Is It Important?

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The events of the past couple of years have led many of us to embrace staying indoors and enjoying the comfort of our homes. But staying indoors for large amounts of time can be uncomfortable sometimes too. From an HVAC perspective, this is where Indoor Air Quality comes into play. If you have never heard of this term, or even if you have, please continue to read as your Eastland Heating & Cooling experts want nothing but the best for you, your home, and your family.

What exactly is Indoor Air Quality? Also known as IAQ in the HVAC industry, it refers to the air quality inside or around residential homes. It is important to pay attention to the IAQ of your home as it affects each individual’s health and well-being that is residing within the residence.

Why Use a Dehumidifier?

Perhaps dry air is not an issue for you, but excess moisture in the air is. If a home contains high levels of humidity, it creates an ideal space for mildew and mold to grow. Mold is notorious for causing long-term respiratory health problems. So if high humidity levels are an issue, now is the perfect time to think about investing in a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier does not only do its job by reducing excess moisture, but as a bonus, it also helps by eliminating any lingering, musty odors.

Why Use a Humidifier?

Dry air causes side effects such as bloody noses, breathing problems, sleeping issues, and dry skin. If you are or anyone in your home has any of these symptoms, then using a humidifier will greatly reduce the problem of dry air. Humidifiers raise the levels of humidity and create an environment where you and your family can be more comfortable in your home. 

Why Change Out Air Filters?

Your home’s HVAC system includes an air filter. However, as an added bonus, homeowners can also invest in media air filters.  Having said that, an air filter’s job is to trap dust particles and allergens. Our experts recommend changing out your air filter every 30 – 60 days. This will help keep the IAQ in your home at its highest. As a result, if you do not change the air filters as often as suggested, it will result in particle buildup. Naturally, impure air blown from your vent work is not ideal. In addition, swapping air filters out for fresh ones regularly also stretches out the lifespan of your HVAC system.

Why Use the iWave-R?

The iWave-R is a whole-home air purification system that works in conjunction with your current HVAC system and is an excellent way to improve the IAQ in your home. The iWave-R is popular amongst homeowners due to its efficiency in air purification and low maintenance. If this sounds like something you would like to utilize in your home, give Eastland Heating & Cooling a call!

Why Use HVAC UV Lights?

UV lights are a great option for IAQ because they function by attacking the bacteria at its core. Doing this results in the bacteria not being able to repair itself, then infiltrating the rest of the home. Therefore, HVAC UV lights are an excellent choice if you are looking for ways to improve the air quality inside your home.

One thing to remember is that while one pollutant may affect an individual, it may not cause any reaction for another. Everyone reacts differently. Age and preexisting medical conditions also play a part in who responds to what pollutant. It would be wise to consider external factors when trying to determine what is irritating and causing reactions for anyone in the home. If you would like to look further into the iWave-R, UV lights, or need help with swapping out your air filters, don’t hesitate to give contact Eastland Heating & Cooling. We are here to assist you and provide you with our five-star service! Reach us at (614) 861-5203, or schedule an appointment by clicking here!

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