How HVAC Can Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

August 20, 2020

How HVAC Systems Improve Air Quality in Your Home 

Due to COVID-19, people are working from home now more than ever. It’s also likely that your school-aged children will be staying home for the upcoming school year. With all of this extra time spent in your home, it’s important to know if your home’s air quality is up to standard. Believe it or not, your HVAC system is an integral part of your home’s air quality. So, if you’re looking to improve the air quality in your home, upgrading or replacing your HVAC system is a great place to start.

Commercial buildings that we often frequent (or used to), such as schools and office buildings, typically have much better air quality than residences. Why? Because higher quality and regularly maintained HVAC systems improve air quality. Investing in your own HVAC system will, in turn, help improve the air quality in your home. 

HVAC For a Changing World 

It’s no secret that COVID-19 is changing the way American’s do business––so maybe the way we treat our homes should reflect that. Shouldn’t the quality of our home HVAC system need to improve to support our new way of life? Statistically, Americans already spent a lot of time indoors. With COVID-19 changing how employees and students work and learn, people need to think of their homes in terms of how much more time is spent occupying them. Upgrading or maintaining your HVAC system to get the most out of your home’s air quality is a must for those that are going to be spending their working hours, family hours, and sleeping hours in their home. Do the math––it might surprise you how much time is spent in your home. 

Most people think of heating and cooling systems as just that—simply a means to change the temperature in your home. But HVAC, when done correctly, can do so much more for your family’s health. The air you breathe can be cleaned before it enters your home. Why is that important?

According to OSHA, poor indoor air quality can cause headaches, fatigue, concentration problems, skin rashes, and eye, nose, throat, and lung irritation. That doesn’t sound great, does it? If you combine those symptoms with the added stress and lifestyle changes that COVID-19 has caused, improving your air quality is a smart, long term decision. Why make the working from home transition harder on yourself? Addressing any changes that might be needed for your HVAC system can help ensure your health while you work at home. 

How HVAC Systems Improve Air Quality

So, how does HVAC improve air quality? Well, according to the EPA, ventilation (the V in HVAC) “helps remove or dilute indoor airborne pollutants coming from indoor sources. This reduces the level of contaminants and improves indoor air quality.” But making that happen correctly and safely means calling in the professionals. If done improperly, you’re wasting your money and not getting anywhere close to the best air quality you could be getting. If you’re going to be making this investment in your family, it’s essential that you get this improvement done by the right people. 

Improve Your Air Quality Now

 That is where we come in. The Renaud Brothers are leading HVAC specialists and we put the improvement of your home air quality as our top priority. Plus, we are taking every precaution during COVID-19 to ensure that you and our employees stay safe from this ongoing pandemic. Renaud Brothers Heating & Cooling comes highly recommended in the Wentzville, MO area. Check us out on Facebook to see our commitment to professional HVAC installation. Schedule an appointment online or call us today at (314) 578-4714.

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