Okay, I know that it’s just the beginning of summer, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to think about preparing for the cold and flu season! I know, it sounds a bit out of the blue, but here’s an interesting bit of information for you: The EPA ran a study that showed the air quality in the average home is up to five (5) times dirtier than the air outside. Makes you think, doesn’t it? So, does that mean that the air in your home is just as bad or worse than the air in LA? Probably.
Luckily, there is a pretty easy way for improving the indoor air quality of your home. But, before I get into that, let me paint a little picture for you.
Say it’s getting closer to cold and flu season, and you, like so many other people in America, start to feel a bit under the weather. It could be a simple case of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which basically means you get depressed when the weather gets cold, or it could be that the cold has compromised your immune system enough for the poor air quality in your home to get you sick. It happens more than you may think. Now, you can spend the cold half of the year feeling like crap, or you can do something about it. Here’s where that easy way to fix it all comes in.
Have clean air ducts. Yes, your house has air ducts, just like all the buildings in those blockbuster action films everyone’s seen, only yours are too small for you to play a spy in.
Over time, and especially with use, dust and debris start to build up. But they’re not the only things; mold, insects, and even rodents tend to inhabit these tiny passageways, allowing your central air and heat system to spread their filth around your house like they own the place. Needless to say, this can have a largely negative impact on your health.
By getting your air ducts cleaned and your air conditioning maintenance done regularly, say once or twice a year, you can do your part to help ensure that it’s healthier for you to breathe inside instead of outside. Now, I know that summer has just gotten here, and it may seem a little soon to be gearing up for the winter, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start planning for it. Keep it in mind, because it’s better to have it all said, done, and out of the way before the cold seasons get here.