The COVID-19 pandemic has initiated many changes in our lives. Changes in the way we live and work, how our children attend school, what we do for entertainment, how we shop, and our increased health awareness.
While some companies used to offer the ability to work from home as a perk, it has now become the norm for a lot of American businesses. According to Stanford University, more than a third of Americans are currently working from home. A recent Gallup Poll suggests that many employees have a new-found affinity for working remotely, indicating it may become the new normal - even post-pandemic.
As your family's time at home continues to grow, you should take a closer look at the vital role your HVAC system plays in your family's overall wellbeing.
How does your heating and air conditioning system measure up when it comes to Indoor Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, and Comfort?
The CDC recommends that you consider ventilation system upgrades or improvements to increase the delivery of clean air and dilute potential contaminates.
Whole house air cleaners and filtration can help reduce airborne contaminants, including particles containing viruses, according to the EPA.
As the time you spend at home increases, so will your utility bills. Make sure your system is running as efficiently as possible by scheduling routine maintenance.
Invest in new efficient equipment to replace your old heating and air conditioning system.
A smart thermostat will learn and adapt to your routine to provide the highest standards of home comfort and energy conservation.
With virtual learning and working remotely, your family members will be in their own spaces for continued lengths of time. A zoning system would allow each area to be controlled by it's own thermostat to ensure individual comfort.
The temperature and humidity levels in your home not only control your comfort level during extreme temperatures, they also determine the risk of propagation of viruses.