When you think of your A/C unit, you’re really only talking about 50% of what HVAC is really about. Your HVAC unit should be keeping you cool in the summer, and warm in the winter right? WRONG! The system is much more complex than that. Your HVAC system should also rotate and circulate air, along with purifying and keeping air flow clean, maintained and at healthy levels.
So why do we ONLY focus on Heating & Cooling instead of Ventilation & Air Quality…
For families of technicians and people that work within the home services & construction industry, air ventilation and air quality has always been a priority. That’s why when COVID-19 first fizzled on the airways, most HVAC companies invested and implemented whole home purification systems to ensure that the air quality within their quarantined quarters wasn’t compromised and they also advocated for clean air. Mommy Groups from all over the nation were approached by gorilla marketing efforts from LadyPros and other women from these industries advocating for safer homes and spaces by implementing safe solutions like the AccuCleanWhole-home Air Cleaner, iWave-R, Air Scrubbers and REME Halos. The value of fresh air exchange or fresh clean air ventilation means that breathing quality indoor air is critical for good health. Most Americans spend a significant amount of time indoors—either in the home, office or other types of buildings—where gases, chemicals and other pollutants can cause headaches, eye irritation, allergies and fatigue – not to mention viruses and bacterias. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the immediate effects of poor indoor air quality will have health effects 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. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person’s exposure to the source of the pollution, if it can be identified. Soon after exposure to some indoor air pollutants, symptoms of some diseases such as asthma may show up, be aggravated or worsened. Certain immediate effects are similar to those from colds or other viral diseases, so it is often difficult to determine if the symptoms are a result of exposure to indoor air pollution. For this reason, it is important to pay attention to the time and place symptoms occur. If the symptoms fade or go away when a person is away from the area, for example, an effort should be made to identify indoor air sources that may be possible causes. Some effects may be made worse by an inadequate supply of outdoor air coming indoors or from the heating, cooling or humidity conditions prevalent indoors.
What are some Long-Term Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality….
According to the EPA, other health effects may show up either years after exposure has occurred or only after long or repeated periods of exposure. These effects, which include some respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer, can be severely debilitating or fatal. It is prudent to try to improve the indoor air quality in your home even if symptoms are not noticeable. While pollutants commonly found in indoor air can cause many harmful effects, there is considerable uncertainty about what concentrations or periods of exposure are necessary to produce specific health problems. People also react very differently to exposure to indoor air pollutants. The likelihood of immediate reactions to indoor air pollutants depends on several factors including age and preexisting medical conditions. In some cases, whether a person reacts to a pollutant depends on individual sensitivity, which varies tremendously from person to person. Some people can become sensitized to biological or chemical pollutants after repeated or high level exposures. So years from now, when you feel like you have sensitive air-pathways, remember that you spent a significant time indoors under quarantined conditions which may have led to these conditions instead of actual exposure to COVID-19.
So what should be done to ensure your comfort isn’t compromised and you’re safe…
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