You’ve probably heard of different filters, products, and gadgets that make big promises about how they can benefit your health and wellness. And are wondering if these air quality products are a necessity or just a scam to get you to spend money? It may surprise you to find out how effective they can be.
Statistics state that Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Further, it’s in our own homes where a vast majority of that time is spent. It would follow that the air we breathe in our homes matters and will greatly impact our health and wellbeing.
Homes today are sealed up tight–not like they were a few decades ago. In the past, houses could breathe–they had leaks around the windows, doors and in the attics. Today, we spend our money and effort to seal up our homes to maximize efficiency and lower our energy bills. While those double-paned windows and air-stripping do help reduce utility costs, they trap air in our homes, so we breathe and re-breathe it. This can be bad for those with allergies and asthma–especially children and older adults. Even the healthiest member of your family deserves to breathe the cleanest air possible.
What are some of the symptoms of poor air quality?
If the air inside your home is less-than-perfect, you might be experiencing some discomfort or notice other signs and red flags that indicate it might be time to purchase an air quality product. Are you seeing any of these issues at your house?
- Dry skin, hair, or throat when spending time indoors
- Unexplained cold or flu-like symptoms
- Persistent cough and sneezing
- Allergy or asthma symptoms – especially more intense than usual
- Air that feels heavy or dirty
- Strange odors in the air
The goal for every home should be to have a home with clean air to breathe while remaining energy efficient. Striking this balance will ensure that your energy bills aren’t through the roof, you’re taking care of the environment by not over-exerting your HVAC system, and you’re still breathing easy!
The team at McCullough Heating and Air can help. We are experts on indoor air quality and can help you sort through the options for cleaning your air and choose the products that will be best for your unique situation. We are proud to offer tools to improve your indoor air quality including:
- Electronic Air Cleaners
- UV Lights
- GPS Modules
- Additional Specialized Solutions
Because there are so many products on the market today, there are obviously some fantastic solutions as well as gadgets that won’t do anything except waste your time and money. Deciphering the difference between what you might need and what’s definitely bogus is better done by an expert.
If you’re ready to improve the quality of air in your home to improve health and wellness of your family, reach out to McCullough Heating and Air today. We can schedule an indoor air quality audit and help you decide the next step for cleaner air in your home.