With the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, more Americans are trapped at home than ever. While many people are worried about having enough groceries, stocking up on toilet paper, and finding protective items like masks to wear in public, self-quarantining presents other challenges, too. For instance, how do you keep your home comfortable for yourself and everyone else in your household?
For starters, it’s important to remember that you can still call our professionals at Service Today! for heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing services. However, now is also the perfect time to improve your indoor air quality. What exactly makes indoor air quality, or IAQ, so important? Well, that’s exactly what we’re here to tell you about!
The Importance of Good Indoor Air Quality
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency,) indoor air pollution is now just as big or an even bigger threat to people’s health than outdoor air pollution. The average homeowner’s air is full of contaminants and allergens like dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and bacteria. While this can make living indoors particularly difficult for those with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues, poor indoor air quality can also affect the well-being of your entire family, causing everything from frequent coughing and itchiness to headaches and joint pain.
To help get rid of the harmful pollutants in your air, it is a good idea to install an air filtration system. At Service Today!, we offer air filtration options including UV air purifiers, ionizers/ozone generators, electrostatic filters, and EPA filters. This equipment is so sophisticated, it can trap and remove upwards of 97% of all airborne particulates. In addition, modern IAQ technology can not only get rid of biological contaminants such as mold, mildew, and bacteria, but may even help you eliminate viruses from your indoor air supply.
It is important to state directly that the average air filter does not offer protection from the COVID-19 Coronavirus—for that, you would need an industrial-size, hospital-grade air filtration system, and even then, it wouldn’t be guaranteed to do the trick. However, air filtration devices can help reduce the chance that anyone in your home will get sick from something else. Also, by improving your air quality, you can help boost your immune system, which is more important than ever in the times we live in
For All Your IAQ Needs, Call Service Today!
In addition to air filtration systems, Service Today! offers whole-home humidifiers, air exchangers, UV and ozone air sanitizers, as well as duct cleaning service to improve your indoor air quality. Even in these trying times, we are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our customers. We promise that we are taking all necessary precautions to protect our staff and our community, and are proud to be able to provide a range of services, even during this national crisis. Remember to continue to follow the advice to the CDC, and feel free to call Service Today! whenever you need reliable home services.