As the weather changes, our bodies become more susceptible to illnesses like the common cold or even the flu. Eating the right foods, getting enough sleep and staying warm can help to prevent illness to an extent. But upgrading your HVAC system can do even more, since the quality of the air you breathe has so much to do with your health. A technician can help you to upgrade your heating system and stay healthy in the following ways.
- Install a Humidifier: Dry air is one of the reasons winter illnesses seem to last so long. When your sinuses are dried out, your body cannot recover as quickly, and viruses are more likely to spread. A whole-home humidifier can keep the relative humidity in the air at a comfortable level, so that you can get over a cold or flu faster.
- Add in a Separate Air Purifier: While the air filter is helpful in keeping you from breathing in many allergens, it may be unable to eliminate the smallest and often the most harmful contaminants from the air you breathe. A UV air purifier or an electronic air purifier can help to keep bacteria, viruses, mold spores and more out of your HVAC system.
- Ventilate: Opening a window just isn’t an option in colder weather, but a lack of fresh air can cause a lot of discomfort. Ventilate your home with a heat recovery ventilator which lets in fresh air without a significant impact on your bills.
- Clean the Ducts: The ducts may be home to a number of particles and microorganisms that could have an effect on your health if they have built up enough. Consider professional air duct cleaning if you have never had it done before.
- Upgrade your HVAC Equipment: Eventually, replacing an older heating system will be your only option. But even if your current heating system is still running, now may be a good time to schedule a replacement. A new system may heat more evenly and more accurately, for less temperature variability, greater comfort, and a healthier you.
Contact Air Mechanical, Inc. today for indoor air quality services in Andover, MN and the surrounding areas.