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Especially For Children, Pets, And Anyone With Allergies Or Sensitivities
We can’t emphasize enough how important it is for children, pets, and individuals with compromised immune systems to breathe clean air. To protect these especially vulnerable segments of the population, it’s vital to keep your indoor air quality high.
Children And Adolescents
Are children present in your home? What about adolescents and teens? Do they bring their friends over? Do neighborhood kids stop by? Do nieces, nephews, grandchildren, or other youngsters spend a great deal of time in your home?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you need to take your indoor air quality seriously!
Children are especially affected by the air that they breathe for a number of reasons, including the following:
- Growing Lungs: According to the American Lung Association, children’s lungs are not fully developed until they’re adults. The growth of alveoli, the tiny air sacs in the lungs where oxygen is transferred to the blood, can be stunted if kids breathe polluted air.
- Developing Bodies: Oxygen is transferred to every cell of the body through the bloodstream. Polluted air may not have enough oxygen; it also may have too many impurities, which means a child’s developing body will be negatively impacted.
- Higher Levels Of Activity: Kids take in more air because they’re more active than adults! This is another reason that they’re affected by high concentrations of impurities in indoor air.
- Immunity Still Developing: Children’s immune systems are still developing, making them more susceptible to harmful bacteria and viruses that can lead to illnesses.
To protect the kids in your life, take measures today to improve the quality of your indoor air. Contact your local HVAC service provider for assistance; we at Rick’s HVAC are ready to help!
Your pets aren’t going to let you know that they’re experiencing health problems, so you have to observe them carefully. Poor air quality does affect all pets, including dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, turtles, snakes, frogs, and more. They may become more sluggish, or they may suddenly develop health issues. If your pets seem out of sorts, it could be due to the air they’re breathing. Have a technician from Rick’s HVAC come check your HVAC system, including the equipment and air ducts, and take the necessary steps to improve your indoor air quality.
Individuals With Sensitivities
Other susceptible individuals who may suffer disproportionately from poor air quality include the elderly, individuals who are prone to allergies or asthma attacks, and anyone with a chronic condition, including respiratory issues. If you have older parents or any elderly relatives in your home, if anybody struggles with allergies or breathing problems, or if people with health concerns are living with you, please take measures to improve your indoor air quality and remove pollutants from your dwelling.
What You Can Do To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Now that you’ve learned why indoor air quality matters and what some of the sources of poor air quality may be, let’s go over some measures you can take to improve your indoor air.
Check Your HVAC System
HVAC service may be overdue to ensure your heating and cooling system is pushing clean air throughout your home or business. Give Rick’s HVAC a call, and we’ll send over a qualified, skilled technician to check your AC equipment, your furnace, your ductwork, and your vents. If maintenance is needed, we’ll make sure it gets done properly.
Check Your Appliances And Other Home Features
Is everything venting property to the outdoors? In particular, be sure to check your stove, oven, washer and dryer, chimney, and fireplace. Bring in a qualified specialist to thoroughly inspect these and other elements in your home.
Check Your Personal Habits
If you smoke, it’s time to stop. At the very least, make sure you’re not smoking in your house. Secondhand smoke can be detrimental to children, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system.
Get In Touch With Rick’s HVAC Today!
We are here to help with your HVAC services needs, including making sure that your indoor air quality is the best it can be. For all your AC and heating services here in Savannah, contact reliable HVAC contractors Rick’s HVAC today!
We will be happy to install a state-of-the-art REME HALO Air Purification System in your home or at your business. Contact us for details!