Indoor Air Quality Services
Indoor air quality is something that is often overlooked, but it is essential to pay attention to it! Especially if you or a family member suffers from allergies or asthma. The air inside your home can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside, and much of that pollution comes from your air ducts. Dust, pollen, and other allergens can build up in your air ducts over time, and when they circulate through your home, they can trigger allergies and asthma attacks. They can even exacerbate airborne illnesses and viruses. Poor indoor air quality not only can be detrimental to the health of your family members, but it can also destroy your HVAC system! When air quality is prioritized, everyone in the household can breathe easier and enjoy better health. You can rest easy knowing that your home is a safe haven for you and your family.
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What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?
One of the most common is a build-up of dust, pollen, and other allergens in your air ducts. Over time, these particles can accumulate and circulate through your home whenever your heat or air conditioning kicks on.
Cleaning products often contain harsh chemicals that can pollute the air in your home. When these chemicals are used, they can release toxins into the air that can trigger allergies and respiratory problems.
Smoking inside the home can also pollute the air and cause indoor air quality problems. Secondhand smoke is a known irritant and can cause various health problems.
If your home isn’t properly ventilated, it can cause several indoor air quality problems. Poor ventilation can cause pollutants to build up and circulate through your home, exacerbating allergies and respiratory problems.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew can also cause indoor air quality problems. These fungi release spores into the air that can trigger allergies and respiratory problems. In some cases, mold and mildew can also cause serious health problems.
High Temperatures and Humidity
High temperatures and humidity can also cause indoor air quality problems. These conditions can cause mold and mildew to grow and a whole other slew of problems.
Pets can also be a source of indoor air pollution. Pet dander, hair, and dust can build up in your ducts and circulate through your home.
Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?
Indoor air quality is important for several reasons. First and foremost, it is important for the health of you and your family members. Poor indoor air quality can trigger allergies and asthma attacks, exacerbate airborne illnesses and viruses, and cause other health problems. Second, poor indoor air quality can destroy your HVAC system. Dust, pollen, pet dander, and other pollutants can build up in your system and cause it to work less efficiently. Not only will this increase your energy bills, but it can also shorten the lifespan of your system. Poor indoor air quality can also cause several other problems, such as headaches, fatigue, dizziness, respiratory issues, flu-like symptoms, and even heart disease. Your home should be a safe haven for you and your family, and that means making indoor air quality a priority!
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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Your family's health is your number one priority- and ours! If you’re concerned about the air quality in your home, there are several things you can do to improve it. If you're ever unsure or if you have identified a potential issue, get your HVAC unit inspected for a worry-free piece of mind.
Change Your Air Filters Regularly
Having your filters replaced regularly will go a long way in improving the air quality in your home. Air filters help to remove pollutants from the air, and by changing them regularly, you can ensure that your family is breathing clean air. With Elite Comfort Systems, we can do it for you so that you always have clean filters!
Feel for Leaks
A common issue is leaks or cracks in your HVAC unit that draws in the air after your filter. Use your hand and feel for potential cracks where the air is pulled into your unit. If you find a crack, call a professional for help.
Use a Dehumidifier
If humidity and heat are a problem in your home, chances are your indoor air quality is negatively affected too. By using a dehumidifier, you can remove the excess moisture from the air, making it more comfortable for you and your family.
Don’t Smoke Indoors
Smoking indoors can have a major impact on indoor air quality. Secondhand smoke is a known irritant and can cause various health problems. If you must smoke, do so outdoors to prevent the smoke from entering your home.
Ventilate Your Home
Proper ventilation is key to maintaining good indoor air quality. By ventilating your home, you can remove pollutants and replace them with fresh air. This will help to keep your family healthy and comfortable. Ventilation can be confusing, so don't be afraid to reach out to us at Elite Comfort Systems for help!
Clean Your Home Frequently
Cleaning your home regularly will help to remove pollutants from the air and keep your family healthy. Vacuum often, dust regularly, and clean your floors to prevent allergens from circulating through your home.
Install a Clean Air Purifier
Air purifiers help make your indoor air cleaner by removing pollutants from the air, making it safer for you and your family to breathe. It lessens the chance of triggering allergies and respiratory problems.
If you are concerned about the air quality in your home, we are here to help! As a family-owned and operated company, we care about the safety of your own family.
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