As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, strengthening your immune system gets more important. Because most people are stuck at home, it’s essential to maintain good indoor air quality. Did you know that pollutant levels can be up to 100 times more indoors? Fortunately, there are various ways to improve your IAQ.
Why Is IAQ Important?
According to experts, the coronavirus spreads through droplets when an infected person sneezes or coughs. However, residual droplets can stay suspended in the air and potentially travel through your ductwork. This is one reason you should keep your indoor air as healthy as possible.
The best way to boost IAQ is to address the source of contamination. Temporary fixes won’t fix IAQ issues unless you tackle the root cause. You should have your HVAC system regularly checked and serviced. It’s also important not to delay heating or air conditioning repair.
When it comes to pathogens, there are various methods that can help limit your household’s exposure. For instance, certain HVAC equipment features electronic air cleaners, ultraviolet sterilization systems and a higher Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rated filter.
Mold is a leading cause of poor indoor air quality. With excessive moisture and the lack of UV light, mold can start to grow and spread around your home. These microorganisms won’t only cause aesthetic problems but also different health issues. Prevent mold growth by investing in a UV sterilization system having your HVAC system routinely cleaned.
At Cardinal Heating & Air, we’re here to help with all your HVAC needs. You can count on us for quality water heaters, air conditioners, heat pumps and boilers. Give us a call at (425) 827-9997 or fill out our contact form to request an estimate.