Mast Heating & Cooling hopes you remembered to spring forward. Assuming you have, now we can turn our attention to getting ready for the change of seasons. Spring, especially after a long Michigan winter, is the favorite season for many people, but there can be some drawbacks. There is already, or soon will be, new growth all around us that also marks the start of the spring allergy season.
It’s a part of the whole issue of indoor air quality (IAQ). There is honest disagreement about the reasons, but the number of people who suffer from asthma and allergies is increasing sharply. For them, their health is tied to the quality of the air they breathe just as much as the food they eat and the water they drink. And since most of us spend the majority of our time indoors, IAQ is critical.
There are a number of common-sense steps you can take. Start by changing your HVAC filter(s). More restrictive filters remove finer particles, but if the filter is too dense it can affect your system’s efficiency. Call Mast Heating & Cooling to find out which filter is recommended for your air conditioner and/or furnace. It’s important to remember filters only remove the largest particulates. If you want to take the next step, Mast Heating & Cooling can install the Trane CleanEffects™ air filtration system in your Holland, MI home. It removes up to 99.98% of airborne particles and is effective against bacteria and other allergens.
One of the most ignored aspects of indoor air quality is maintaining the proper humidity levels. There is trusted research showing many types of viruses, including the flu, spread more easily when the air is dry. No small concern as the 2018 flu season reached epidemic levels during the winter and the effects are expected to linger into spring. Air that’s too dry can also damage furniture, woodwork, and hardwood floors because the wood shrinks as it dries out. And then there is the issue of personal comfort. Is there anything more annoying than static electricity, dry skin, and frizzy hair? The solution for all of these issues is a whole house humidifier. Mast Heating & Cooling features models by Trane and Aprilaire.
Call Mast Heating & Cooling now to find out how we can make you and your family safer, healthier, and more comfortable by improving your indoor air quality and handle any other HVAC issues in your Holland, MI home. After all, your comfort has been our top priority since opening our doors in 1956.