You try to sleep eight hours a night, you eat three(…ish) healthy meals a day, but what about the 23,000 times you take a breath every day? Building a foundation of health in your Pittsburgh home requires more than veggies in the fridge and a well-worn pair of running sneakers—you should also consider your indoor air quality (IAQ)!
At Calfo, we can’t call ourselves the expert in home comfort if we don’t also offer the air filtration and purification services necessary to keep your air clean. Here is what you need to know about breathing healthy air, and how we can help you meet your indoor air quality goals.
Even if your only health issues are the occasional seasonal allergy, your air may still be affecting your health. As contaminants like pollen, dirt, bacteria, viruses, pet dander, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) enter your hair through open windows, doors, and nearly invisible cracks or holes throughout your home, they are absorbed by your heating and cooling system.
Unless these contaminants are removed by an air filter or an air purifier, they will continue to recirculate your breathing air. This gives each contaminant a much higher chance of entering the lungs of you or your family members and causing health issues. Common symptoms of poor IAQ include:
Your HVAC system should already have an air filter included—but if your filters are not regularly changed and cleaned, or if your home is particularly prone to outdoor contaminants, it may be beneficial to the overall health of your home to install additional air purification and filtration for your Pittsburgh home.
There are a couple of ways to upgrade the filtration in your home with the experts at Calfo. First, we can increase the filtration rating of the filter in your existing system to be more tailored to your needs. For example, upgrading to a HEPA filter can remove 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns (µm), according to the EPA.
We can also install separate whole-home filtration systems to give your existing air filters a helping hand.
An air purifier destroys the harmful contaminants and viruses before they have a chance to recirculate your breathing air. This can also be done using a few different combinations of technologies, like UV-C exposure, ionization, activated carbon, and ozone gas, and purifiers can often be installed onto your existing heating and cooling system.
If you’re concerned about the health of the air in your home, now is the time to take action. The sooner you increase your IAQ, the sooner you can start to feel the difference! Ask Calfo about our air filtration and purification services, and we can get started putting together a customized plan for improving your IA
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