The air quality in your home or office and your health are directly related. A gatherings space for a variety of contaminants that can affect health such as bacteria, fungi, small dust particles, and mold is what HVAC system have shown to be. Therefore, one of the most important things that anyone can do to improve their overall indoor air quality and ensure the health of all household members is removing contaminants from the HVAC system.
Clean and efficient systems will not only help save you money, but will also ensue a range of health benefits for you and your family. People with allergies can most benefit from better air circulation enabled by a good HVAC system. Following are some health benefits of having a good HVAC system in place.
Prevent the Accumulation of Ground-Level Ozone
You are likely to suffer from accumulation of ground-level ozone if there a lack of ventilation through your HVAC system. This, in turn, can lead to immediate and long-term health problems. Some of the common health problems triggered by ground-level ozone accumulation include throat, nose and eye irritation. If this problem persists over the long term, it can lead to health issues such as pneumonia, bronchitis, chronic lung disease, asthma and other breathing problems. The good news is that you can prevent the accumulation of ground-level ozone by keeping the air filter of your HVAC in optimal condition.
To allow them to trap dust, and other allergens passing through them, the HVAC’s air systems are equipped with particle filters. As more air passes through the filter, more dust is trapped in them. Do you suffer from any respiratory allergies? If yes, then you may have noticed that your health gets better when you switch on the AC. By moving air at a rapid pace, good air circulation prevents the allergens from making base on the floor and furniture. Ultimately, the allergens get trapped in the HEPA filter of the HVAC system. Additionally, the UV filter of the system eliminates any bacteria, viruses or biological particulate that is able to pass through the filter.
Lower Your Exposure to Pollutants
Exposure to some air pollutants can affect your health drastically. These pollutants include furans, dioxins, benzene, mercury and nitrogen oxides. Your immune system can get damaged if you inhale these pollutants—causing serious health problems including nervous-system illnesses and cancer. An inefficient HVAC system will not be able to reduce these air pollutants and may even emit them. For this reason, regularly maintaining your HVAC system and keeping it efficient is extremely important.
Ensure a Comfortable Sleep
A good night’s sleep is essential for maintaining your overall health and adding years to your life. By regulating the indoor temperature and ensuring quality airflow, a well-maintained and efficient HVAC system can ensure that you sleep well during the night.