I honestly never knew how pressing it was to have excellent air quality until I started working from home.
- Where I used to work, they actually had pretty good air quality as they would regularly change the air filters and they always had regular HVAC system maintenance.
Unfortunately, I didn’t keep up with regular HVAC system maintenance at home and I never thought I had a severe issue with air quality. Well, when I set up my new office in my basement, I learned exactly how bad my air quality was. The more I worked from home, the more I felt sick from the bad air quality. I actually started to cough a lot and I was having trouble with my breathing. I would have to go outside to get fresh air every so often and I realized that there was an issue with the air quality in my home. I ended up calling the HVAC company and the HVAC technician came out to assist me with my air quality problem. He let me know for starters that I wasn’t changing my air filter often enough. I was using 3 month air filters, but I was changing them once every 6 months. They were severely clogged up and caused my HVAC system to struggle. Even though I thought I was saving money, I was actually causing damage to my HVAC system and this was the number one issue with my poor air quality. He said I needed to invest in a good air purifier or air purification system, and he said it wouldn’t hurt to use a humidifier as well. So I listened and had an air purification installed as well as a humidifier. I also changed my air filters regularly and I stopped having issues while working from home.