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National Wellness Month and Air Quality

During the month of August, we celebrate National Wellness Month. It’s a time to focus on and develop healthy habits to improve overall health, manage stress and prioritize self-care.

We hope you’ll take some time this August to focus on your health and to take some time for yourself. One easy way to do this is by improving the air quality in your home.

With this in mind, today we’re going to talk about the role that your HVAC system plays in your indoor air quality and ways that you can maintain or improve your indoor air quality.

How Your HVAC System Improves Air Quality

hvacsystemDid you know that your HVAC system plays an essential role in ensuring that your home’s air is safe to breathe?

We often appreciate the role that HVAC systems play in keeping our home comfortable but don’t fully appreciate the role they play in keeping us healthy.

It’s your HVAC system that keeps your home’s air free of dangerous pollutants, allergens and contaminants. Furthermore, it helps to prevent a number of diseases and illnesses.

Without this protection, our everyday lives and overall quality of life would look significantly different. Given its important role, you want to always ensure that your HVAC system is functioning properly and keeping your indoor air safe.

Focusing on Indoor Air Quality

indoorairqualityOne key way that you can maintain or improve indoor air quality is by regularly replacing air filters. The average air filter needs to be replaced every 45 to 90 days, yet it’s a good idea to check your filters monthly to ensure that they are clean and functioning properly.

Additionally, there are different types of filters to meet your air quality needs. The most common filter is a flat, fiberglass filter. These are easy and affordable to replace but don’t catch all particles.

In contrast, pleated filters are more expensive but catch more particles and can help family members that suffer from allergies. HEPA filters are the most effective at trapping all particles, but they also restrict airflow, which can make your HVAC system less efficient and can increase your utility bill.

Whatever type of air filters that you choose, just make sure that you check and clean them regularly as they play an important role in maintaining the air quality in your home.

Preparing your Home for Back to School

preparehomeAs you get your family ready to go back to school this August, make sure that you’re preparing your home for back to school too. School means your kids are exposed to more illnesses and germs.

One way to help protect them and their immune system is by keeping your home’s air safe and clean. As a result, August is the perfect time to prioritize your home’s indoor air quality.

Your HVAC system plays an integral role in your family’s comfort and health, so it’s always important to make sure that it’s functioning properly and safely. If you have any concerns about your HVAC system or your home’s air quality, call Chad’s AC Direct today at (334) 264-6464.