COVID-19: Your Health & Comfort Matter Most
We are living in uniquely challenging times. We know you are doing all you can to care for yourself and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As an essential business, we are ready to assist homeowners like you across the country. If you find yourself needing immediate repairs, contact 1-800-anytyme. We’re doing all we can to support our customers during this by continuing to perform these important services.
As you and your family continue to practice social distancing, your home comfort has never mattered more. As we are all spending more time indoors, the air quality, and not just the temperature, can make a difference in how you feel. Read up on simple steps you can take today to take care of your air.
Keep The Air Circulating in Your Home
It’s important to keep the air circulating through your home so your family is breathing fresh, clean air. To do this, turn on the circulate feature on your thermostat to keep the air moving through your filtration system. This will ensure the air is flowing through the filter and getting cleaned more often.
Replace or Upgrade Your Filter
You should already change your filters on a seasonal-basis to reduce the amount of dust and allergens in your air. Now is a good time to make sure your filter is clean. If it isn’t, consider an upgrade to a higher-efficiency filter. When looking at air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters pollutants. The higher the MERV rating, the higher the percentage of small-sized particles trapped by the filter. It is these fine-sized particles (smaller than 2.5 microns) that pass through our nose unfiltered. They are known to possibly cause respiratory issues.
Flat-panel fiberglass filters are washable filters. They are the most basic and economic filters and typically rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. The primary role of these filters is to protect the HVAC equipment. Pleated media filters are better and rated between 5 and 16. We advise buying no less than a MERV 13 if the system allows for it.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the gold standard in air filtration because they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97%–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Get Your Best Night’s Sleep
There’s a direct correlation between your body’s temperature and sleep cycle. Research suggests that the ideal condition for sleep sits somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees. If that seems on the cool side, there’s a reason: your core body temperature drops to a lower level during sleep. An overly warm temperature interferes with your brain’s messages that it’s time to get some shut-eye.
Adjust Your Temperature for Your Fitness Routine
As you’re practicing social distancing, you’re likely adjusting a majority of your routines, including how and where you exercise. Practicing traditional yoga calls for a temperature between 70 and 76 degrees, but you might want to raise or lower your thermostat by a few degrees depending on your personal preference.
You also want to keep in mind your home’s humidity, airborne pollutants and even a general perception of how the air “feels.” A good HVAC system integrated with the right indoor air quality solutions lets you control all of these factors. Your workout will leave you feeling great inside and out.
Call the Professionals
Whether you have questions around upgrading your filter, seasonal maintenance or repairing or replacing your system, we are here for you during this time. Before you try to correct a system error or make a purchase on your own, contact us via our contact form or call (760) 477-0072 for an expert’s opinion.
We know these are challenging times. If you need us, we are here to help and are committed to keeping your air, and your home, perfectly comfortable. Here’s to home.