Why Air Quality is Important
Breathing in high-quality indoor air is important as it can help you avoid health problems like asthma and other respiratory problems. It can also impact your well-being and comfort. Some of the most common indoor air pollutants include biological contaminants like viruses, bacteria, animal dander, pollen, and fungi. It may result from poor housekeeping and maintenance, humidity control, water spills, and condensation. Allergic responses to such contaminants can trigger asthma episodes and allergies.
Addressing Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
Home air quality testing can measure your air for multiple contaminants, including allergens, mold, and radon. A home test can also indicate whether the air you breathe falls under the safe range, or if it’s too dangerous for you to breathe on a regular basis.
Some of the services we provide that can improve your indoor air quality include duct cleaning and duct sealing. A professional HVAC specialist will use a negative pressure vacuum to remove dust, debris, dead insects and other contaminants from inside your ducts.
Sealant is sprayed to help deter the collection of dust. A whole-house air purifier can also be installed to help remove any particles in your air that aren’t filtered through a traditional HVAC filter. Air purifiers are also excellent at removing old home odors and pet odors.
Other appliances that can help include a dehumidifier, which helps remove moisture in the air if you struggle with too much humidity. Alternatively, a humidifier helps add moisture in the winter months when your home is sealed up, and the air becomes dryer.
There are several signs to look for that indication poor air quality inside your home:
- Constant headaches
- Unexplained dizziness
- Persistent cough
- Eye irritation
How to Test for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Air quality testing specialists use a variety of tools to measure your air. If you live in an older home where asbestos or lead paint may be an issue, there are tests that can identify these hazards. To test for indoor air, monitors are set up that detect toxins while some collect particles in the air.
Some gases are odorless, so detecting these contaminants without special equipment can be impossible. Other advanced monitors can test for humidity and temperature. In some cases, samples may be collected and sent to a lab for further evaluation.
Poor indoor air can be detrimental to the health of you and your family. It can cause a wide range of illnesses.
Some of the negative effects of poor indoor air include:
- Long-term respiratory illness
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Inadequate lung development in children
- Increased chance of cardiovascular disease
- Decreased cognitive functioning
Expert Indoor Air Quality Solutions
- Duct Cleaning — Pollen, contaminants, and dirt can be collected and circulated by the HVAC system. Regular cleaning and inspection of the unit will help it work more efficiently, which can extend the lifespan of the HVAC system and help you save money. We have years of experience in air duct cleaning, a strict cleaning process, and access to state-of-the-art equipment, so you are assured that we can thoroughly clean your unit and provide a healthy environment for your whole family. We can disinfect your air ducts. Our technicians use specialized tools to loosen and extract debris and dirt from the air ducts. We use HEPA filtration to trap impurities, so they’re not redistributed. We can also design a maintenance program for you.
- Duct Sealing — About 20% to 30% of conditioned air is lost due to holes in the ducts, poorly connected air ducts, and leaks. This can result in higher electricity bills. When these leaks exist, keeping your house comfortable is more challenging. If you have a stuffy room that never seems to feel comfortable or have high winter and summer utility bills, it’s a good idea to get your ducts checked and sealed. A properly sealed duct system can make your house energy efficient, safe, and comfortable. We can seal and improve your duct system. Our technicians can also fix poor ductwork.
- Air Filters Replacement — Don’t neglect your air filters. You have to change them regularly to maintain the optimal air quality in your home. It is important to choose the right size for your unit. Replacing the air filters can help you extend the lifespan of your HVAC unit and maintain air quality inside your home. Replacing the filters in your HVAC unit means you will breathe in cleaner air and enjoy lower utility bills. If you need to replace your air filters, just call us and we’ll be happy to do it for you.
- Air Purifiers — Air purifiers remove airborne allergens and contaminants, dust, dirt, and odors. We can also inspect your air purifier and give an estimate specifying the repair cost. We will test the unit before leaving to make sure that it is working properly. If the air purifier is beyond repair, we will inform you right away and help you choose the right replacement unit for your home. We offer HVAC products from Carrier, so we can get you the best prices.
By maintaining the quality of air inside your home, you can keep your whole family safe from various health concerns. You will also stay comfortable throughout the year.