According to the American Lung Association, you breathe in about 2,000 gallons of air per day.¹ Considering all the pollutants that may be present, that means there’s ample opportunity to inhale dust, pollen, smoke particles, chemicals, and volatile organic compounds. Bacteria and viruses abound in indoor air as well. It may be hard to keep all these out, but investing in an efficient indoor air quality system can improve your comfort and well-being.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) improvements have become a government priority, so they should be on your list as well. The American Rescue Plan, enacted in 2021, included many COVID-19 initiatives and set aside federal funds for indoor air quality improvements in public facilities, schools, and small businesses. But improvements to air filtration and ventilation aren’t only protective pandemic measures. They benefit everyone on a daily basis.
Common IAQ solutions include
Here are a few reasons to consider installing such equipment:
You can breathe voluntarily, but for the most part, you do so automatically. The average adult takes 12 to 18 breaths per minute without thinking about it.² Breathing in polluted air is hard on your body even if you’re not aware of it. Contaminated indoor air forces you to take shallower breaths, which can strain your heart and lungs. Simple exercises and walking up a flight of stairs can become physically tiring.
Ventilating your home and vacuuming regularly aren’t enough to eliminate allergens and other contaminants. Tiny particles that float in the air can cause sneezing, itchy throat, irritated eyes, and congestion. For people with asthma and other respiratory conditions, the effects can be even worse. A high-quality air filtration system can benefit everyone when it’s properly installed and maintained, especially during allergy season.
A good indoor air quality system can balance the humidity in your home. If the air in your home is too humid, it can feel muggy and stuffy. Mold growth is more likely in humid conditions. But not enough moisture in the air can cause dry skin, static shocks, and other issues. The ideal indoor humidity level is around 45%, so there’s a balance between comfort and dry enough conditions to avoid air quality problems.
At NexGen, our indoor air quality solutions can help remove odors. Some odors, such as musty smells from mold or sulfur odors from a gas leak, can be hazardous to your health. Others can put you in a bad mood, increase stress, and make it hard to study or be productive. Traditional filters don’t completely remove odors. However, UV and other specialized filtration systems break down organic materials that cause odors so their sources are eliminated.
With cleaner air, your AC filter will take longer to fill up. Airflow and temperature control are improved. Therefore, improved indoor air quality helps your HVAC system work less hard. You may see noticeable decreases in your utility bill because the unit uses less electricity to keep your home comfortable.
Cleaner air allows for steadier breathing while asleep. Airborne pollutants can not only lead to sleep apnea and other sleep-related breathing problems. They can prevent you from getting the rest needed to replenish your body after a long day. You’ll feel refreshed instead of tired and irritable, which can improve your overall health and well-being.
NexGen provides air conditioning, heating, plumbing, and indoor air quality services in Southern California. We offer the highest quality solutions on the market to remove particulates, mold, and volatile compounds from the air in your home. Our licensed professionals will help you choose products that suit your needs. Financing options are available to help you afford much-needed products and services. For help with your next indoor air quality system, call (833) 729-9735 today.