Your HVAC & Your Health

Believe it or not, managing your health is more than just eating your fruits and vegetables! We know that HVAC systems are designed to relieve us from the hot Florida sun, but what people fail to realize is how much impact they have on our health. After years of civilization and development, the air we breath has been collecting billions of harmful debris that can slip into our lungs. Having a well-maintained HVAC system can ensure your family that clean and purified air is flowing throughout your home.

Allergies/Pollutants

With every season posing various air pollutants, managing your health becomes very difficult. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), studies have shown that the concentration of pollution is 2-5 times more indoors than the outdoors. With the average American spending 90% of their time indoors, bad air quality can cause long term health problems. Equip yourself with a healthy HVAC system that can provide your family cleaner and fresher air.

Dust

On average, a six-room home air duct collects 40 pounds of dust annually. Something as small as a dust particle may seem harmless at first, but it becomes detrimental to one’s health as it collects over time. Long term effects of dust depend on how much there is and how long one has been exposed to it. If you are experiencing constant irritation of the eyes, sneezing, coughing, or hayfever then check the efficiency of your HVAC system. It is recommended to have your HVAC system routinely checked twice a year or every six months anyway.

Humidity

Humidity is no stranger to Floridians. At its peak, it can be unbearable… causing mold, hindering ideal sleep, and overall creating an uncomfortable home atmosphere. Exposure to mold can lead to life-threatening health problems like respiratory infections and chronic lung disease. Bacteria loves humidity, it creates an ideal environment for microbial growth and ailing your household at the same time. Combat the Florida humidity with an HVAC system that manages the comfort of your home.

Solutions

Your HVAC system is the core piece that ties everything into creating a happy and healthy home. If you’re concerned about your home’s indoor air quality, then take the necessary steps to preserve a well-maintained HVAC system. 

HVAC Maintenance: Professional HVAC technicians will clean and inspect various components of your HVAC system to ensure that it is running efficiently. Expect cleaner air, better comfort, and ultimately a healthier home!

HEPA Air Filters: HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are able to trap 99.97% of particles from the air. Though much debris can’t be detected by the naked eye, the HEPA filter has no problem filtering out harmful air pollutants 0.3 microns or larger. 

  • Air Pollutant Sizes (Microns):
    • Pollen: 10-1000
    • Mold: 10-100
    • Bacteria: 1-10 Microns
    • Combustion: Up to 2.5

Duct Cleaning: Duct cleaning will not only remove dust but also get rid of any mold or rodent infestation. If anyone suffers from respiratory problems or notice unusual odors then it may be worth looking into a duct cleaning. 

Dehumidifiers: Dehumidifiers are great tools that efficiently keep the humidity in your home at optimal levels (30-50%). Humidity is uncomfortable, and it may be driving your energy bill up because it forces your air conditioning to work harder.

Take the Next Step

If you are concerned or have any questions about the health of your home then contact our team of professionals or visit our website for more information! We strive to provide your family with an HVAC system that you’ll be satisfied with.