The importance of indoor air quality

The importance of indoor air quality

If COVID has taught me anything, it’s that I need to be prepared for everything.

I know there was no way for me to predict a global pandemic, but at the same time, the specifics don’t matter too much in the grand scheme of things.

If it were a different virus, for example, or if it were some other crippling crisis, our core needs remain the same. We need clean water to drink, we need food to eat, we need shelter, and we need heat. These are things that we can prepare for, just in the general sense. In the case of COVID, indoor air quality also became a resource that was in high demand. Maybe I overreacted, but I ordered a case of 24 air filters for my home system, just so I won’t have to worry about it for a while. They recommend that I change the air filter in my HVAC system every 2 to 3 months, as needed, but I figure even if I change it once a month I’m good for a couple years. I was also thinking that I could double them up, and slide two air filters into the same slot, and maybe it would give me twice the protection? If I’m being honest I don’t understand the science behind air filters, so I don’t know how much they take out of the air. I don’t have to understand it, because using a clean air filter in the system is like wearing a clean face mask when I go outside — every little bit helps.

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