When I finally put it all together, I was sort of stunned that I didn’t understand the deal with indoor air earlier.
I just didn’t know all that much about indoor air quality at all.
To me, if there was HVAC equipment running, then there was clean air inside. Honestly, until fairly recently, I thought air pollution was just for the outside air. In my head, air pollution came from factory smoke stacks and big diesel trucks. There wasn’t any air pollution in my house. And if there was anything bad in the air, well my paper based HVAC air filter caught it. I could see hints of dust and dirt on the HVAC air filters every time I changed them each month. So how could there be indoor air pollution? See the twisted logic at play here? Well, there is definitely such a thing as indoor air pollution and it’s referred to as poor indoor air quality. And it comes from chemicals in fabrics, carpets and all sorts of other stuff in our homes. Additionally poor indoor air quality comes from the outside air as well as pets and a host of other sources. When I became aware of all of this and how important it is to have good indoor air quality when it comes to health and immune response, I did something. I called the HVAC company and I had a whole home air purification system installed in my home. This system does a great job because it eliminates all airborne contaminants using high intensity UV light.