The right amount of ventilation cannot be overstated. Poor indoor air quality leads to all kinds of respiratory issues, developmental delays in children and even affects mood. You need to remove stale, moist air and replace it with fresh outdoor air. Neglecting either one of these will cause problems for kids and animals, some obvious like allergies and others not so clear up front like crankiness in kids and poor performance in school. Long-term issues resulting from overexposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) won’t show up until it’s too late to do anything.
For even better indoor air quality, an air filtration system will protect kids, pets and those with allergies from contaminants. In general, pet dander is the main reason for upgrading your filter or installing a separate air filtration system. This is particularly important if you have both kids and pets since kids can develop allergies over time. Your children should enjoy time with pets rather than have to suffer through allergies, or dealing with the tough situation of having to give them up entirely.
Nix hot and cold zones
If your kids have to endure temperatures that are too high or low for an extended period of time, this can cause other health issues. If your home has leaky windows, poor air distribution or an undersized or poorly performing HVAC system, you need to address it to protect everyone, but especially little ones, from this issue.
The right humidity
Too much humidity causes one set of problems (bacteria, mold, dust mites and other pathogens), too little causes another (dried mucus membranes leading to increased risk of colds in kids and increased static). Having the right humidity year round is something you can address with humidification in winter and air conditioning or a dehumidifier in the summer. Have a chat with a professional about your options for getting humidity right in your home.
If you need help getting the right HVAC system for your pets and kids, give us a call and we can help you show HVAC love to these precious members of your family.