Have you considered the impact of your heating and air system on your respiratory health? According to the COPD Foundation, Alabama is second only to Kentucky as the state with the most prevalence of COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Additionally, Alabama residents live with other types of chronic respiratory illness, such as allergies or asthma.
You can find a common contributor toward the development of respiratory issues right in your own home. It’s the air quality of your heating and air system!
Stay Healthy With A Healthy HVAC System
Think about the amount of time you spend inside your house, breathing the indoor air. This air probably circulates via a central heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
HVAC systems require maintenance. If you don’t take proper measures to maintain the quality of the air inside your home, you expose family members to a multitude of airborne contaminants. Fortunately, regular heating and air service can help to clear the air.
Monitor Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality with Heating and Air Service
The World Health Organization has estimated 210 million individuals worldwide have COPD. Further, total deaths are anticipated to increase by more than 30 percent in the next ten years.
According to the COPD Foundation, an estimated 30 million Americans are affected by COPD. More than half, the organization says, are undiagnosed or currently developing the disease.
To combat the triggers for respiratory issues like COPD, allergies and asthma, your HVAC unit needs heating and air service on a regular basis.
Clean your HVAC unit and change the air filter to preserve good air quality within your home. Important aspects of these services are outlined below:
Keith Air, a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, offers a variety of IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) products through popular brands like Carrier and Honeywell to contribute to higher IAQ of your home.
Because they help to preserve your home’s air quality, air purifiers, humidifiers/dehumidifiers, and ventilators are popular IAQ products to consider. These can save your lungs from common household pollutants, allergens, and other airborne germs.
IAQ products filter and cleanse the air as it circulates throughout your home’s heating and air system, which increases your IAQ and overall wellness.
Ductless air systems
A good IAQ-friendly option to eliminate circulation of dust, pet dander and other pollutants are ductless air systems. They are standalone, independent units which provide a more controlled heating and air service to your home.
Additionally, ductless mini-split AC systems tend to be more cost-efficient and save you money on energy bills.
DIY tips to keep your home’s air quality healthy
As a homeowner, you can proactively maintain a healthy IAQ and keep your living environment clean. At minimum, dust and sweep regularly, and change filters in your heating and air system.
Also, avoid smoking indoors and install a ventilator above your stove to absorb any excess oils and pollutants from food preparation.
Keith Air Conditioning – Air Quality Experts in Mobile, Alabama
Make sure you call Keith Air to set up your heating and air service and improve your IAQ. We provide air testing services and IAQ products to fit your home’s particular heating and air service needs.
In today’s world, prevention really is key, and your home’s IAQ significantly contributes to the health of you and your family.
Reach out to Keith Air to schedule an appointment with our HVAC specialists today.