Air Quality Matters: How Your Home’s HVAC System Affects the Air You Breathe

Posted On May 8th, 2019 by Omnispear Developers

We are lucky to live here in Champaign County IL, because across all Central Illinois we are blessed to breathe plenty of fresh, clean Midwestern air - at least outside we are. The air indoors - in homes and office buildings - could be a completely different story, especially if your HVAC equipment and systems are old or outdated.

Take a nice deep breath... and keep in mind that every time you inhale, you’re getting a lot more than oxygen and nitrogen. You’re also breathing in airborne microscopic particles, things like dirt, soot. and pollen as well as other types of pollution we’d rather not think about. Common pollutants, aerosols and irritants which negatively affect indoor air quality include:

  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Smoke
  • Pet dander
  • Dust mites
  • Bacteria
  • Pesticides
  • Radon
  • Household cleaning chemicals
  • Building materials (asbestos, formaldehyde, lead, etc.)

Indoor air quality (IAQ) matters to your family’s health. It’s so important that the Indoor Air Quality Association ( and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have an entire section of its website devoted to the topic (

Poor air quality in a building is a very serious medical concern for young children, elderly persons, chronically ill individuals and anyone with a weakened or compromised immune system. The World Health Organization estimated that in 2012, some 7 million deaths worldwide could be attributed to constantly breathing bad air. This is an especially terrible problem in Third-World regions, but poor indoor air quality harms those of us in First-World countries, like the United States, too. In the HVAC business the term “Sick Building Syndrome” refers to situations where nearly everyone who spends much time inside a particular building gets sick. Sometimes the offending culprit can’t be identified - but poor air quality is a top cause in many cases.

Do you have a high IAQ? Smart homeowners and property managers keep their HVAC and A/C systems on a regular maintenance schedule. This ensures that your air conditioning equipment - which plays a critical role in cleaning up your indoor air - is doing the best job possible for your family.

Lanz Heating & Cooling is here to help. Clean, pure, healthy indoor air quality is as important to good health as eating right and exercising regularly. Trust your local experts on residential and commercial indoor air quality. Check out our special IAQ- improvement services at and give us a call (217-355-5512) or send us a message ( to make your next HVAC appointment.

Since 2002, Lanz Inc. has been proud to help people in homes, offices and places of business around Champaign-Urbana and Piatt, McLean, Iroquois, Ford, Vermilion and Douglas counties to breathe the freshest, best air possible.

About Lanz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing: Founded by HVAC contracting veteran Troy Lanz of Illinois, in 2002, Lanz Inc. has grown in number of employees and services offered to the homeowners and commercial businesses of Champaign County, Il. Lanz Inc. now employs more than 80 highly qualified professionals providing certified installations, repairs and maintenance of heating and cooling systems, heat pumps, air  handlers, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, indoor air quality control systems, ductless split systems and geothermal solutions, plus cleaning of drains, vents and air ducts. Ask about our Comfort Club. Please call Lanz Inc. at 217-355-5512 and connect with Lanz Inc. on the web at

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