Currently, there’s a lot going on in the world, so home maintenance may not be a top priority on your mind right now. But, according to the CDC, the coronavirus spreads from one person to another through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person speaks, sneezes, or coughs. What does this have to do with your HVAC system? Air quality and proper ventilation are more important than ever. The following article is a look at some reasons why HVAC maintenance in the time of COVID-19 matters.
Of course, the quality of the air you breathe is always very important, but ensuring that your HVAC system is in good condition could potentially help prevent the spread of infection in your home.
In fact, some reports have shown that airborne pollutants are approximately 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. Additionally, allergens and dust can accumulate in your household as a result of a faulty HVAC system.
This is why it’s so important to schedule preventative maintenance to ensure the air is properly filtered in your home to help prevent such pollutants and airborne infections from entering your lungs.
A well-ventilated house is vital to supplying continuous fresh air. This helps to ensure you and your family are breathing quality air that is free from toxins. Scheduling regular HVAC maintenance can improve the overall ventilation in your home, and provide your living space with a constant supply of fresh air.
A faulty HVAC system can compromise the functionality of air filters, which can then hinder the system’s ability to effectively filter the air. Thankfully, regular HVAC maintenance verifies the filters are functioning optimally, so you can be certain they’re removing allergens and toxins from your home, whether indoors or from the outside air.
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HVAC systems also help to regulate the humidity levels in a household by modifying the temperature. People can actually be more prone to respiratory infections at a lower humidity.
Although, high humidity levels provide an ideal environment for the growth of molds and mildews, which release spores that can lead to respiratory infections, allergies, and asthma-like symptoms. Staying on top of your HVAC maintenance plays a big role in regulating the temperature in your home, so you have stable humidity levels.
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Scheduling HVAC Maintenance
At Shepherd’s, we’re taking special precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we prioritize open and honest communication with all our clients. Contact us today at (650) 861-4995 to schedule HVAC maintenance for your home, or email us online.