There are good and bad air quality days. We hear about the bad air quality in China and other parts of the world. However, in California specifically in Southern California and in the Central Valley the bad air quality is unhealthy. In Central Valley, from Stockton to Bakersfield the air quality in affected by several sources. Daily drivers and thousands of drivers that pass through the long stretch from Bakersfield to Stockton affect the air through the near by cities and towns. Mountains and oil fields surround the area and overall geographically speaking any storm from the Pacific West stays in the west because of the mountains surrounding these cities. Being outside when there are poor air quality alerts is important to your health and overall your well-being.
A recent article from the Los Angeles times wrote about this same topic about the bad air quality in Central Valley. Usually bad air quality alerts are targeted to children and elderly people. According to the article a new group is affected:” outdoorsy people.” People who exercise daily outside can be affected when there are high alerts of unhealthy air. Now imagine if the air inside your home or where you work was as bad. In fact, it can be. Maintaining the air quality fresh inside your home and where you work is a choice and you may do so by maintaing the HVAC system.The winter season is almost over and it is best if you do a check up on your HVAC system whether you live in a environment where the outside is polluted. Having fresh clean air inside your home and where you work is important since many of us are indoors 90%of our time . Air-tek provides Commercial Air Duct Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality services for several industries and for the residential division.
*Below is a detailed info graphic on prepping your HVAC for the next season.