How often do you think about the quality of the air you breathe? It probably depends on where you are throughout your day. If you’re driving with your windows down and pull behind a diesel truck that’s burning oil while pulling a stock trailer full of cattle, it may cross your mind. However, many times we take for granted the air we breathe indoors. Specifically, the air inside our own homes is something most of us forget about. A popular HVAC tape manufacturer has this to say,
“IAQ has a direct effect on our health – and poor indoor air quality can lead to health concerns more serious than allergies. It can cause headaches, congestion, asthma, fatigue, eye and throat irritation, and even respiratory diseases. That’s why having a properly functioning – and fully sealed – HVAC system is critical for the long-term health of residents and daily inhabitants of residential and commercial buildings.”
If your HVAC system was installed correctly with all of the transitions and connections properly sealed, then you will have a much better chance to control, clean, and maintain your indoor air for the life of your system. It is best to have a professional technician check your system for leaks or issues with airflow to identify any problems before they arise.
If you have recently replaced an old HVAC system with a new system you are probably more concerned with maintaining the performance of that equipment by changing the filters and having it serviced regularly. But, the quality of the air you breathe inside your home needs to be assessed as well.
In a future post we will give you some tips and tricks on how to run some tests on your system, but in the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about IAQ, don’t hesitate to give us a call and we will be happy to help.