We know that outdoor air is polluted by cars, factories, and engines. But did you know that the air inside your home may also be polluted? 

Removing contaminants from the air will benefit both your health and your HVAC system. Here’s another perk: clean air smells better, too!

Given the expense of a new HVAC system, many homeowners are looking for ways to protect their furnaces and air conditioners from damage. You know that it’s wise to schedule regular maintenance and repair issues promptly. But another way to protect your HVAC system is by improving the indoor air quality in your home. 

How does polluted air impact your HVAC system? Let’s dive into what reduces the quality of indoor air, and how you can address it:

Is Indoor Air Polluted?

Older homes often have cracks and spaces where outdoor air cycles in. But modern, energy-efficient homes are so tightly sealed that this air exchange no longer happens. 

If your home is well-insulated, it prevents the loss of warm or cold air, but it also traps contaminants inside your home. Some of the most common indoor pollutants include:

  • Dust
  • Mould
  • Smoke
  • Pet dander
  • Bacteria & viruses

Air in your home cycles around from your HVAC system, through your ducts, and throughout the rooms. If a pollutant exists in one area, it gradually makes its way around your home.

The Benefits of Clean Air

Even though we may not often think about the air we breathe, it affects our lives each day, in more ways than one. By improving the indoor air quality in your home, you’ll enjoy a host of benefits:

Clean air protects your health

Breathing in pollutants may cause adverse effects such as dizziness, coughing, congestion, and nausea. For those with asthma or respiratory issues, these side effects are more pronounced. If you notice that these symptoms occur regularly, your air quality could be to blame.

It protects your HVAC system

If the filters in your unit are clogged by dirt, hair, and dander, then it must work harder to provide warm or cool air. Those particles can become lodged in the system itself and cause damage to its components. 

Repairing an HVAC system comes at no small cost. Aside from the expense, performance troubles reduce the comfort of your home. No one wants to lose warm air in the dead of winter or find out that their AC is broken on a hot summer day.

Along with replacing your filters more often, there’s another way to shield your HVAC system from damage and remove pollutants from your home.

How to Get Cleaner Indoor Air

If you’re interested in protecting your health and the performance of your HVAC, we have a solution: an air purification system. These units are designed to capture and eliminate airborne microbes.

At Provincial Heating and Cooling, we offer Whole House Air Purification in Winnipeg. This purifier can be added to your existing HVAC system to boost its filtration capabilities. If you’re interested in learning more about how to maintain excellent indoor air quality, give us a call!