Did you know? The air in your home is dirtier than the air outside. This is due in part to the recommendations of the US government during and since the 1970’s energy crisis. At that time it was suggested that American homes be sealed as much as possible to prevent precious oil and electricity from being wasted. The result is that our homes aren’t breathing in a way that makes them healthy for us.
Our homes breathe? Yes, our homes have a life of their own. They take air in and out just as you do. When they are sealed tightly, the breathing is strained causing contaminants, dust and pollen to enter or stay in the home. This creates poor indoor air quality and an unhealthy environment.
At John’s Refrigeration we believe in creating healthy homes which is why we offer the following simple ways to make your home healthier:
- Duct System: A properly sized and sealed duct system eliminates dust and contaminants as well as hot air from being brought into your home through the A/C system. The team at John’s Refrigeration can help you cut as much as 20% from your heating and cooling related energy costs by testing and repairing the duct system of your home.Once the duct system has been evaluated and renovated as needed to create an efficient system, we balance the pressure in the home.
- Balance Pressure: Your home is an extension of the duct system. Closing interior doors creates rooms that are not neutral pressure; they are positive or negative and affect the way the home breathes. Negative rooms, for example, become unsafe because contaminants like dust, pollen and carbon monoxide can be drawn into the home. Positive rooms push the cool (or warm) air out of the home. Whether positive or negative, it creates uneven temperatures throughout the house making it uncomfortable for you and your family.
- Fresh Air: Adding fresh air to the home creates a slightly positive pressure and keeps dust and other contaminants out of the home. Your home breathes and we don’t want it to be breathing hot, dirty, contaminated air from the walls or attic.
- Filtration: The final way to create a healthy home is to add a purification or filtration system to clean the air. The type of filtration system is up to the needs of the homeowner. A home with pets and/or more than two occupants would probably need a different system than a non-pet home with two or less occupants, for example.
At John’s Refrigeration we understand simple ways to make your home healthier. Concerned about the health of your home? Give us a call. We’re happy to help you.