I recently spent a morning sitting in the doctor’s office. While I waited for my appointment, I flipped through an article about the importance of indoor air quality. I had never considered the integrity of the air in my house. The article talked about how most people spend ninety percent of their time indoors and that air quality is important for sleep, comfort, and health. A link has been proven between air quality and such health problems as asthma, allergies, respiratory infections, etc. I live in a place with very extreme weather, and you have to run either the furnace or air conditioner most of the time. Because of this, I keep the windows shut usually, and the same, stuffy air remains inside. My family inhales that air contaminated by pet dander, dust, pollen, and possible mold spores. After reading the magazine article, I realized that regular cleaning, vacuuming and scrubbing with disinfectant products does not do it. I scheduled an appointment for my home’s indoor air quality with a local HVAC business. The worker performed a few tests, measuring the level of humidity, air particulates, and energy waste, and told me that my home lacked proper ventilation. He recommended I install a heat recovery ventilation system, which provides fresh outdoor air without energy waste. In the winter, the ventilator takes advantage of the house’s stale air to preheat the incoming air. In the summer, the ventilator helps to eliminate excess humidity. Adding the ventilation system has very much improved the cleanliness, health and enjoyment of the house, but has in addition, greatly lowered my monthly utility expenses.
May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020