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3 Apr 2012 In: HVAC Tips

Air Quality in Your House

Everyone cares about air pollution external to the house. But do we ever think about indoor air pollution?

Truth is, that majority of people do not comprehend the fact that internal air pollution can cause sever impacts, much significant than the external air pollution. It is worse for people who are suffering from allergies or Asthma as these pollutants are the direct cause.
Families who have got pets are more vulnerable to this serious health-deteriorating problem.

Indoor Air Pollutants

Your home could be harboring any number of common indoor allergens such as:

  • Mold
  • Pet dander (skin flakes), saliva, and urine
  • Dust mites
  • Cockroach droppings
  • Pollen

Once airborne, these particles enter your body through breath and cause a reaction internally, which results in sneezing, coughing, runny nose, or worse symptoms.

How does the air inside the home get polluted?

The heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system in your home can both harbor and spread mold and other allergens. Old HVAC units circulate indoor air. With the old units, you can be breathing in the same mold over and over again while your body continues to react to it. The modern day solution is to purchase HVAC systems that bring outside air in that is constantly filtered.

Always Use Fresh HVAC Filters

There are multiple different types of filters you should be aware of when replacing your old used ones.

  • Flat panel filters- Are designed to protect the furnace, not improve indoor air quality.
  • Medium efficiency filters. -Have a higher surface area so they filter more particles out of the air.
  • High efficiency filters.-Remove even smaller particles than pleated filters.
  • HEPA filters. High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters use high energy

Since higher efficiency and HEPA filters tend to put so much stress on your HVAC system, you may want to use a medium efficiency filters since they still work really well and they are cheaper.

StayCool Heating And Cooling can assist you to pick out which filter fits your needs and install it for you any time. For more information call us on 03 9703 2500