How Energy Efficient HVAC Improves Air Quality During Allergy Season
Modern homes are built to be as airtight and energy efficient as possible. Stale air full of odors, chemicals, irritants and microscopic insects negatively impacts indoor air quality. An energy efficient HVAC could turn the tide. That’s why Sunrise Heating and Plumbing wants to keep you safe and healthy when you need to take refuge from pollen and other allergens.
Some of us know the warmer weather, budding flowers, calming rains, and the breeze flowing through the trees as the spring season.
But others know it by a different name – allergy season. Instead of rushing outside to enjoy the shift in temperature, those that suffer from allergies turn around to take shelter indoors.
Believe it or not, the EPA says the “air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air.”
Radon, CO2, mold, and mildew can trap as well as gas-emitting chemicals like formaldehyde, which is used to make carpeting, drapes, furniture, household cleaners and building materials.
That polluted air can circulate over and over, leading to sneezing, colds, flu, eye and throat irritation, and outbreaks of allergies or asthma.
Sunrise Heating and Plumbing recommend installing an electronic air cleaner, which can collect dust and other particulates to keep the air your family breathes cleaner and healthier.
Ultraviolet lights are also helpful in controlling allergens caused by viruses, bacteria, yeast, and mold that may be in your home.
Hospitals, water treatment facilities, food processing plants, and other places that meet the strictest standards of air quality use UV systems.
Do not fear this allergy season. Sunrise Heating and Plumbing can provide you with everything you’ll need to improve the indoor air quality of your home or business, and it starts with calling us at (616) 293-9326.