We hear a lot about the importance of outdoor air quality these days, since pollution and resulting climate change continue to damage the environment. But indoor air quality in Massachusetts is important too – and has an arguably greater impact on your day-to-day quality of life. Reducing our carbon footprint is incredibly crucial to our world, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t also focus on your own health and wellbeing. With Needham Oil’s indoor air quality products and energy-efficient heating and cooling options – like our green, Bioheat Plus® fuel – now you can work towards improving the air you breathe, both indoors and out.
It may be hard to believe, but the air inside your home could actually be worse for you to breathe than, say, outdoor traffic smog. In fact, studies by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicate that inside air may contain up to 10 times more pollution than outdoor air. Polluted indoor air from dirty boilers, furnaces or HVAC systems can irritate the eyes, the nose and the throat, and can cause headaches, dizziness and fatigue. It can also exacerbate asthma and allergies, and can contribute to drying out one’s mucous membranes, preventing the body from easily clearing germs and toxins. In other words, breathing dirty indoor air can make you sick!
Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) occurs when harmful gases or particles are present at concentrations that adversely affect people’s health or comfort. Mold spores, dust, dander and pollen are the biggest culprits for exacerbating allergies and asthma, while bacteria & viruses, like MRSA, e-coli, influenza and Covid-19, can make your household sick if they’re circulating in your home. Of course, good-quality indoor air also may contain these commonly found gases and particles, but only at concentrations that will not adversely affect someone.
High-quality IAQ equipment, like the Lennox Air Purification system or a reputable humidifier can purify your entire home in several ways:
Get the peace of mind you need this winter by connecting with one of our energy experts, who can help you decide which model of IAQ equipment works best for your family.
Whether you are interested in improving your indoor air quality by adding IAQ purifiers or humidifiers, upgrading your system to one that uses the newest filtering technologies, or simply getting an annual tune-up, we are here for you in Middlesex County and Norfolk County, MA. When your furnace, boiler, or air conditioning system needs attention, Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling offers friendly, safe and on-time service so your household stays comfortable and safe, year-round.