When I was a kid, there weren’t a lot of safety restrictions in place.
We weren’t required to wear helmets when we rode our bikes.
We didn’t bother with life vests when we spent the day out on the boat. There were no laws about seat belts. People smoked in public places such as restaurants, indoor concerts and even on airplanes. There was no awareness of the importance of indoor air quality. I never even heard of the term until I was an adult. The Environmental Protection Agency has stated that most indoor air is five times more polluted than outdoor air. Contaminated indoor air has been linked to causing all sorts of health problems, including respiratory infection, cancer, heart problems, aggravated symptoms of asthma and allergy and more. The HVAC industry has answered with an array of products designed to target specific concerns within the home and workplace. These whole-home solutions manage the air quality in the entire space and yet require only annual maintenance. The units take advantage of state-of-the-art technology to operate quietly, efficiently and effectively. The majority of HVAC systems are compatible with air quality products. Home and business owners can choose from ventilation systems, air cleaners, air purifiers, germicidal UV lamps, humidifiers and dehumidifiers. In severe cases, it’s sometimes necessary to partner several types of air quality accessories. With the installation of the right air quality unit, the indoor environment is kept cleaner, healthier and more comfortable. Plus, when the integrity of air quality is optimized, the HVAC equipment is less likely to suffer from a buildup of pollutants, which can lead in malfunction and inefficiency.