It’s a fact of life in the 21st century that we spend most of our time inside our homes. That means that the quality of the air in our homes has major implications for our quality of life. If you can improve the quality of the air your family breathes every day, you’ll see the difference in terms of respiratory health and general comfort. Here are three ways to do just that.
Energy Recovery Ventilators
The funny thing about improving indoor air quality is that the biggest resource to help you is right outside your doors. Outdoor air, by and large, is quite a bit cleaner than indoor air, and letting it into your house is as simple as opening a window. Do that during the cooling season, though, and you might as well shut off your air conditioner.
With an energy recovery ventilator, though, you don’t have to choose between fresh air and cool temperatures inside your home. A ventilator works with your air conditioner to exchange your old, stale indoor air for fresh, clean outdoor air without loss of cooling power. You’ll be able to breathe easier without wasting energy or cooling effectiveness.
Air Purifiers and Cleaners
One of the simplest means of improving the quality of air in your home is a frontal assault on the contaminants that lower indoor air quality in the first place. Air cleaners and purifiers do just that by filtering the air and removing dust, bacteria and other harmful particles. Breathing purified air is infinitely preferable to letting that junk into your lungs.
Keeping up with routine HVAC maintenance, such as semi-annual tune ups and routine air filter changes can help keep your systems running smoothly and effectively. While a clean, well-maintained system isn’t the only step you’ll likely want to take to improve air quality, it can support other efforts.
Indoor air quality is one of our specialties at Hollub Heating. Give us a call to find out how you can breathe easier in your Old Town Chicago home.
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