Did you know that the average person in the U.S. spends about 90% of their time indoors? Until the spread of COVID-19, this was a pretty overlooked statistic — people weren’t really paying attention to indoor air quality. But times have changed and COVID has people waking up to the reality of air quality as an indicator of health. If the current health crisis has you concerned about your air quality, check out these reasons to consider investing in an indoor air quality system.
There’s A Link Between Air Quality And Health
As we mentioned in February’s blog, Sick House Syndrome is a real thing; the quality of the air you breathe has a real impact on your short and long-term health. Headaches, dry coughs, dizziness, and difficulty concentrating are just a few of the symptoms associated with poor indoor air quality, not to mention a potential worsening in pre-existing health conditions. By neglecting your home’s ventilation, you’re allowing bacteria, mold, viruses and other contaminants to hang around and negatively impact your health.
U.S. Building Standards Are Outdated
The U.S. thinks about building in terms of energy conservation standards, focusing on airtight buildings with minimal airflow. And while this is great for — you guessed it — conserving energy, it isn’t great for occupant health. Luckily, new technologies (like APCO air purification & sanitization systems offered by Anton’s HVAC) make conserving energy compatible with higher airflow. From advanced ventilation systems that enable higher airflow from the outside to new air purification systems, the technology exists to make your home a safer, more livable place.
Work From Home Is Here To Stay
A recent survey from 500 start-up businesses found that a majority will be sticking with work-from-home models for the foreseeable future. If you work in a work-from-home-compatible industry, that might mean you’re going to be spending a lot more time on your couch or at your home desk. But that comes with some bad news: studies conducted by Harvard and Syracuse University have demonstrated that poor indoor air quality has effects on productivity and decision-making. So if you want work from home to work for you? You should probably consider improving your indoor air quality.
I Want To Improve My Air Quality; What Now?
Contact Anton’s HVAC and schedule one of our NATE-certified technicians to inspect your home! As a Rheem Pro Partner, our team is up-to-date with groundbreaking strategies and products — we can quickly diagnose your situation and suggest the right product to meet your needs! Have an indoor air quality system installed by Anton’s and start enjoying cleaner, healthier air!