As a result, I have to get proactive when it comes to maintaining good indoor air quality.
Having been raised without any sort of modern HVAC, I don’t take the heating & cooling system in my home for granted. The house did have a wood stove for heat and we had fans to get through the hotter periods of the summer. These normally did the trick and it’s not that we were left wanting. Where I live now, it’s a completely different story. Growing up in a region where the winter was the tough weather didn’t really prepare me for the HVAC cooling I would face. The temperatures always cooled off at night when I was growing up. The cool night air was so refreshing that there were nights in the summer when I actually had to close the windows. That is certainly not the case now. Our HVAC runs quite a bit throughout the summer in an effort to beat back the heat. This area experiences a level of heat where the HVAC is on much of the year. However, we also have to keep the house really sealed up in order to get the most efficiency from the HVAC cooling. That means almost zero fresh air. That’s not so great for the indoor air quality. As a result, I have to get proactive when it comes to maintaining good indoor air quality. My main method of doing so is to use a HEPA type HVAC air filter. It removes a mind blowing 99.9 percent of hazardous airborne contaminants. But trust me, it’s so vital to making sure that our indoor air is healthy and breathable.