HVAC Maintenance and Your Health

People’s health is still at the forefront of the news headlines. Whether it’s the seasonal flu, a head cold, or something more serious like the coronavirus, staying healthy is important. Did you know that your HVAC system plays a role in keeping you healthy? No one wants to spread illness!  Airborne viruses can spread more easily in buildings that have poor ventilation or in spaces that have HVAC systems that are not maintained regularly.

Poorly ventilated areas have stagnant air. Bacteria and other harmful contaminants like allergens or viruses get trapped in the air. They also re-circulate through the ductwork. That can mean more people get sick. Gross! Here are some ways to help keep the air quality in your home or commercial space great.

#1: Keep air filters replaced and cleaned regularly.

Clean or replace your air filters very other month. This helps not only with helping bring cleaner air inside, but it also helps with efficiency. That means your system doesn’t have to work harder than necessary to do its job. And, your utility bill will be lower and your system will last longer.

#2: Get your system professionally maintained.

Your heating and cooling system needs to be cleaned and serviced annually. This ensures that they are working exactly as they’re supposed to. We check and clean filters and belts, clean coils, run an energy efficiency check, and talk to you about any repairs or adjustments that need to happen.

#3: Consider adding an air purification system.

We provide some air purification system options that will help you breathe the cleanest air possible. The REME HALO® is one great option. This product is installed into the supply duct of your furnace or heat pump and sends proactive, ionized aggressive advanced oxiders into the room and air to destroy pollutants that cause health issues. They boast a 97% reduction of airborne bacteria and mold, 99% reduction of E.coli, listeria, strep, tuberculosis, and bird flu, and 85% odor reduction.

Your health is important to us! Contact us today at 503-357- 5663 to learn more about how our experienced team at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning can help! Whether it’s maintenance, an air purification installation, or a new furnace, we will work with you and your budget to find the right HVAC products for your home.

by Brooke Strickland

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