Rolling Meadows Homes & Business Air Quality
In Rolling Meadows, IL. and of course many other townships and cities, many difficulties with how air is ventilated in homes and other structures have been brought to light as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Indoor air quality isn’t just a problem for allergy sufferers anymore. It’s becoming a hot issue of conversation among homeowners, building owners, tenants, and the general public as a matter of public safety in the wake of a pandemic that has claimed so many lives. People are paying more attention to ventilation difficulties than ever before, and how modifications could help avoid indoor air pollution and the transmission of infectious airborne particles.
“Besides lungs, homes must be able to breathe to ensure that fresh air comes in and filthy air leaves,” per The American Lung Association. Staying in your house and closing all the doors and windows would not completely protect you and your family from harmful airborne particles. Because such particles become stuck in locations with poor airflow, it’s critical to bring in fresh air and circulate it on a regular basis.
It’s been a long time since there’s been a fresh emphasis on the need of HVAC maintenance. While knowledge of the deleterious impacts of poor indoor air quality has been available for many years, it has not always been a top priority for homeowners and businesses. New and improved equipment is costly, and it can be difficult to upgrade when your current equipment appears to be in good working order. However, updated equipment has additional features that can make individuals healthier and safer.
Indoor air quality can be improved in a variety of ways, including updating equipment. Conversations are beginning to emerge about the advantages of rethinking HVAC systems and how a new future for ventilation is forming (Wired). People are even reconsidering how homes and buildings are designed in order to see what improvements could be made to improve clean air circulation. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued a blueprint to assist the sector in improving how we ventilate our houses and buildings. While the recommendations are aimed specifically at the COVID-19 epidemic, they could have a much broader influence on other harmful air particles and overall indoor air quality.
As those discussions continue and technology evolves, there are a number of things that homeowners can and should be aware of in order to make their homes safer and prevent the spread of airborne illnesses like COVID-19.
“Ventilation” means “delivering clean air into a place while removing stale air in order to attain and maintain air quality,” according to the WHO. Open your windows as much as possible to create a cross breeze, which occurs when outside air enters one window and departs another. Use ceiling fans to assist circulate air around the house instead than blowing air straight from or to any one person, as a table fan might. Even if you’re using fans, remember that the most important thing is to let fresh air in through open windows or doors. Otherwise, you’re merely breathing the same stale, perhaps infected air.
Your HVAC can be a valuable source of ventilation. It increases the amount of outside air that enters a home (if you have an FAI (fresh air intake) otherwise leaving a window open a little and have your HVAC move fresh air) around in your area of comfort, while decreasing the amount of recirculated air. Always remember to replace your HVAC air filters in a timely manner.
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