Should You Turn Your HVAC into a Whole-Home Air Purification System?
Many people are looking to make their home greener and more energy-efficient. In order to accomplish this means a tighter home envelope, causing poor air quality if impurities are not filtered out. Pollutants such as dust mites and pet dander cause breathing problems. Stale air and poor ventilation is a health risk and you should consider a whole-home air purification system.
Reporting on poor indoor air quality, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stated, “Some health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.” Most times the effects are minor, but long-term exposure has possible effects including “some respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer” that can be severely debilitating or even fatal.
The American Lung Association states poor indoor air quality is a cause for many serious issues including:
- Lung cancer,
- Chronic lung disease, and
- Diseases like asthma.
Some of the contaminants causing these problems include:
- Bacteria and viruses,
- Carbon monoxide,
- Mold and mildew,
- Radon, and
- Many others.
Air quality is a very important consideration when making green home improvements. Your remodeler should be talking to you about this subject. A whole-home air purification system can be added to almost any HVAC system. It is even possible to retrofit older units. The air cleaner is not specifically linked to the HVAC.
Whole-home air purification systems are essential for a healthy home and a powerful tool for improving indoor air quality. If you would like more information, or like to talk about a whole-home air purification system, please contact us.