Clean air benefits more than your health – it can also provide significant savings on your electricity bills.
From the quality of your sleep at night to the severity of your seasonal allergies, countless aspects of day-to-day life are affected by the quality of the air you’re breathing. Most of us know good air quality is important for overall wellness, and we need to breathe clean air so our brains and bodies can function as well as possible.
It’s also common knowledge that poor air quality – a phrase which may evoke images of car exhaust and factory smokestacks – is linked to serious health risks. But you might be surprised to learn that the air inside your home is typically 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. And with the scorching summer months causing many of us to spend more time indoors, good indoor air quality becomes even more critical.
The good news is that excellent indoor air quality benefits more than your health – it can also provide major relief for your wallet! Reducing your indoor air pollution can result in greater energy efficiency and lower electricity bills. Check out how maintaining excellent indoor air quality can help you save money on the total cost of ownership for your home.
Poor indoor air quality: an invisible threat
Dizziness, worsened allergy symptoms, fatigue, lung inflammation, and even a higher chance of serious heart disease are just a few of the dangers of low air quality listed by the EPA.
These issues can also affect other areas of life. Feeling perpetually under the weather can negatively impact school or work performance. Exacerbated allergies can lead to insomnia, and lack of sleep comes along with multiple additional health risks.
One of the reasons why indoor air quality maintenance flies under the radar is due to its very nature as an invisible problem. Unlike other aspects of home maintenance, the cleanliness of the air in your home can be easily overlooked.
But besides potentially putting your health at risk, there’s another negative effect of poor indoor air quality – higher electricity bills and cost of ownership for your home.
The hidden costs of indoor air pollution
If there’s a large amount of particulate matter in your home’s air, it’s highly likely to affect the functioning and efficacy of your air conditioning unit. Airborne pollutants stick to various internal parts of your unit, including filters, fan blades and ducts. This has an effect on the energy needed for the device to operate normally.
Not only are your filters probably clogged up with pollutants, forcing you to engage in frequent hands-on maintenance to change them out, they may also be slowing down your fan speeds and forcing the unit to work overtime to keep up. This means that your unit is consuming more electricity in order to keep functioning, and that results in higher electricity bills.
Beyond being better for your wallet, lower electricity consumption is also beneficial for the planet. According to the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, lowering electricity usage results in reduced amounts of fossil fuels burned at energy plants, as well as supporting climate stability. Improving your indoor air quality is a way of going green, as the resulting boost to your home’s energy efficiency results in less energy consumption.
How indoor air purification systems can help
Indoor air purification systems can help you improve the air quality inside your home, decrease your home’s energy consumption and bring cleaner air to you and your loved ones. Indoor air purification systems, including HVAC air purifiers, are good for the planet, your health and your wallet.
You can improve indoor air quality with an HVAC via a plug-in air purifier. Tadiran’s Air Care O2 easily fits into your current unit, transforming your standard A/C into an active air purifying device.
Air Care O2 converts water molecules already present in the air into cleansing hydrogen peroxide, which actively neutralizes a wide range of common airborne pollutants. In FDA-cleared lab tests, the Air Care 02 was proven to eliminate viruses, bacteria and mold by up to 99.999%.
If you’d like to learn more about the best home air purification system to keep you and your loved ones breathing the purest air possible, get in touch with us! We’d love to guide you in your search and help you find the best solution to go green and save on your electricity bills.