Are you one of those who seem like they are on a schedule in terms of getting sick? Do you get colds, flu, or other health problems from October until Christmas, and even up to February? Does it seem like you just can’t figure out why this is happening to you? And the cycle continues one year after the other.
So, let’s consider some things like for instance, when it is cold and damp outdoors, we spend most of our time indoors, right? A few individuals even try to make extra cash by staying inside the office and working more. Once the holidays arrive, many of us stay inside our houses, too. It seems like there is a pattern here – many of us are spending more time indoors during the last quarter of the year because of work, the weather, and the holidays. Could there be a link between staying indoors more and getting sick?
Well, there is definitely a correlation. Several studies have shown that the indoor air in several homes is polluted with different kinds of bacteria, viruses, and mold spores that could result in asthma, allergies, flu, colds, as well as other major illnesses. So, it only makes sense that staying indoors more along with all the indoor air pollution can be the cause of your health problems during this time of the year. Fortunately, there are ways for you to combat this and finally get the chance to enjoy the holidays.
According to the experts, a good percentage of the bacteria, viruses, and mold spores come from your heating ducts. They are circulated into your HVAC system and most of it is filtered by the unit. However, many of those tiny dust particles can still pass through the filter and out through the ducts. While the air blows through the ducts, the dust containing viruses and bacteria is released into the air, which is then circulated inside your house. This is one of the major causes of health problems during this time of the year.
There things you can do to improve the quality of your indoor air. Many homeowners do not know that regularly maintaining their HVAC system can greatly improve their indoor air quality. You can upgrade your filters. Generally, HVAC filters have a MERV rating which shows the size of the particles they can trap. You can upgrade to a filter that has a higher MERV rating to improve the quality of your air indoors. If you have a family member who has an allergy, consider getting HEPA filters.
It is also important to clean the filters and get rid of the dust and grime that may be clogging the Myrtle Beach HVAC system. If the filters are not replaced according to the unit specification, it will end up with a blockage and grime will accumulate in the unit and eventually be circulated with the indoor air. Duct cleaning is also important to avoid the buildup of dust and mold. You also need to replace the AC coils to make sure that your indoor air quality remains favorable.
Call Grand Strand Heating and Cooling for all your HVAC needs. Our team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
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