Air quality in the San Joaquin Valley is consistently ranked among the worst in the U.S. and fails to meet the EPA’s health-based standards. According to the MERCED SUN-STAR, the CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD recently approved a plan to reduce air pollution in the Valley by 2024.
What steps can you take to improve the air quality in your own home now?
- Air Filtration Systems: Your HVAC systems come standard with air filters to protect their inside components, but this actually does little to improve your air quality. Air filtration systems, which can be installed in your ductwork or in your air handler, can improve the air throughout your entire home without producing ozone, a known lung irritant.
- Air Purifiers: Germs such as viruses and bacteria can make you ill and could even be dangerous to anyone with a compromised immune system. A whole home air purifier, which has become an increasingly popular indoor air quality product in recent years, will help rid your home of harmful contaminants.
- Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers: Dry air dries up your sinuses, making you more susceptible to catching colds, and can also damage your property by allowing wood furnishings and flooring to crack. Air with too much moisture in it can be just as harmful, leading to the development of mold and mildew, among other problems.
- ERV and HRV Systems: Poor ventilation is a common problem in the Central Valley area, as homes are built with tight construction to allow for high HVAC efficiency. This is good news in a way but requires the right ERV (energy recovery ventilation) or HRV (heat recovery ventilation) system to rid your home of stale air.
Don’t let poor air quality compromise the health of your family. Contact our Turlock indoor air quality experts at ALL AMERICAN PLUMBING HEATING & AIR today to learn about how we can help you breathe easier. Give us a call at (209) 509-4448 to schedule your appointment!