As homes become more energy-efficient, indoor air quality is becoming a concern. Most of a home’s energy efficiency is from sealing in heating and cooling energy, about 43 percent of all energy use. However, an air sealed home traps all sorts of pollutants, including dust, smoke, pet odors, viruses, bacteria, and mold.
Should You Upgrade?
Many newly build homes include an air filtration system to handle this problem. However, older homes become an issue as many homeowners make renovations. Not having one significantly reduce the value of your home. If you’re thinking about selling soon or in the future, consider a home air filtration system a beneficial upgrade to entice new home buyers.
Not looking to move?
Homeowner comfort, concerns about global climate change, and improved resale value are all reasons for making energy-efficient home improvements. Adding insulation, new siding with a vapor barrier, and efficient windows and doors will help create a tight seal and keep heating and cooling energy from escaping. However, these upgrades will also block fresh, clean air from cycling through the home. Older homes are drafty and cost more to heat, but the airflow does keep pollutants from building up.
This is why you should install a home air filtration system. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports the long-term effects of poor indoor air quality include “respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer, [and] can be severely debilitating or fatal.”
A home air filtration system is the best solution for removing dust, odors, and keeping other funk from polluting your home. Moreover, they help remove viruses and other toxins contaminating your air. Which, especially now, is an important thing to take into consideration.
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If you would like to talk about the costs of installing a new system or you need more information to decide whether or not an upgrade is right for you and your home, please contact us.