The drastic winter season conditions in my local section keep my family inside for more than half the year… With feet of snow on the ground, hot and cold temperatures in the negatives and a dangerous windchill, my fantastic friend and I spend as little time outside as possible.
It’s necessary to run the heater from sometime in October or November until the end of April or even early May.
Because of the high cost of heating bills, I take every precaution to seal up the home and prevent energy waste. I’ve substituted windows, added insulation, installed ceiling fan and properly caulk and weatherstrip; Creating a narrow thermal envelope elevates the efficiency of the heater but also eliminates natural ventilation. Contaminants can become trapped in the home and endlessly circulated. There are potential sources of pollutants in every room of the house. The pet and processes such as cooking, showering and cleaning contribute to the problem. Odors, dander, dust, bacteria, viruses, VOCs and all sorts of harmful toxins can deteriorate the integrity of our breathing air… Poor indoor air quality can be blamed for many health conditions, everything from coughing, sneezing, congestion and sore throat to respiratory infection, migraines and insomnia can be blamed on breathing unhealthy air. I am diligent about replacing air filters and scheduling professional repair for the heater and air conditioner. I have the air duct maintained, cleaned and sealed every few years. I’ve also taken proactive measures, such as the installation of a whole-home media air cleaner. The media air cleaner is installed into the air duct and traps contaminants as the air passes through. The component also emits positive and negative ions into the residing space. These ions kill pathogens and cause particles to clump together and be more really filtered out.