The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared October Healthy Lung Month, which means this is a great time to focus on improvements to your indoor air quality that can help you and your family breathe easier.
On a normal day, we breathe about 25,000 times. Each time we take a breath, we inhale oxygen and nitrogen but also viruses, bacteria, and other tiny debris. Many of our homes have these pollutants in the air that we aren’t even aware of, and if someone in your family suffers from asthma or respiratory problems, those things can be detrimental to their health.
- Stop smoking. Even second-hand smoke can cause major damage to the lungs.
- Reduce and prevent dust mites. Remove stuffed animals and wash bedding in hot water weekly, and use dust-mite proof covers on pillows and mattresses.
- Bathe pets every week and vacuum and mop often to keep dander under control.
- Get rid of mold in your home if you know it’s there, and control the amount of humidity in the air to prevent mold growth. A dehumidifier will help keep humidity levels low, as you don’t want the level higher than 50%. You can purchase a hygrometer to check humidity levels.
- Buy an air conditioner or furnace filter with a MERV rating of 13 or above to trap the tiniest particles.
How One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning Can Help Improve Indoor Air Quality
Our HVAC technicians can help you control the pollutants that can affect your lungs. We offer duct cleaning to prevent mold, dust and debris from being blown through your air, and OxyQuantum UV lights to help control germs in your home better than a store bought air filter.
We also offer MicroPower Guard®, designed to remove the smallest particles and gases from indoor air. Here are some of its benefits:
- Cleans up to 9-12 months
- Improves airflow by up to 50% over standard media filter
- Better air flow and air cleaning than pleated filters
- Highly efficient media protects your HVAC equipment
- 99% efficient for particles down to 0.3 microns in size
We Would Love to Help You Breathe Easier
If you’re curious about improving the air quality in your Harford County home, please give us a call. We’re more than a heating and cooling company. We’re a clean indoor air company who cares about your health!