Indoor Air Quality
Think about the air you breathe every day—how clean is it?
Most people spend the vast majority of their days indoors, and much of that time is spent at home. Yet, it’s easy to overlook your indoor air quality (IAQ). We might think about the temperature of our Florida homes and even the water quality. But how often do you think about the air you are breathing?
Our expert team at Certified Heating and Cooling has practical and sustainable suggestions to improve your indoor air quality. We specialize in creating comfortable homes. Let’s take a look at a few steps you can consider to improve the air quality inside your SWFL home.
What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies indoor air pollution as particulate matter or gas.
Particulate matter consists of solids and liquid droplets that vary in size. Some particles are small enough to be inhaled and can cause sinus problems, burning eyes, bronchitis, and respiratory illnesses. Dust, fumes and smoke, viruses, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, bacteria, and mold are some examples.
The EPA notes that hundreds of gaseous pollutants also have been found indoors. Sources include tobacco smoke, gas stoves, exhaust fumes, laser printers, paints, building materials, furniture, adhesives, caulks, cleaning products, craft materials, pesticides, and other chemicals.
Other contributors could be inadequate ventilation, poorly maintained heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, and excessive moisture creating mold and bacteria.
How Can You Recognize Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Sore throats, stuffy noses, constant headaches, red, itchy eyes—these symptoms of poor indoor quality are often mistaken as respiratory issues or allergies to outdoor pollutants.
Continual exposure to indoor pollutants can lead to more serious health consequences like heart disease, chronic respiratory illnesses, and even cancer.
Take control of the air you breathe. Give our team a call to schedule a free consultation to determine how we can improve your indoor air quality or ask your maintenance technician the next time they come out for more information. We can install the best IAQ device for your needs that very day!
Indoor Air Quality Services
Controlling the source of air pollution and providing adequate ventilation are both necessary to improve your air quality. Here are some products that can help:
- A whole-house air filtration system seamlessly integrates with your ductwork to protect your entire home. These systems work especially well if someone in your home suffers from allergies or a respiratory condition. These whole-house systems integrate directly into your ductwork for comprehensive coverage.
- If you suspect your indoor air quality is lacking, a, ultraviolet (UV) system sterilizer could be the perfect solution. System sterilizers offer different types of air sterilization processes to condition and clean the air in your indoor spaces. Each option has its own specific benefits and applications. Ask your Comfort Specialist about what options would be best for your situation.
- Air cleaners include different types of air purification systems, each with its own specific uses. Air cleaners can remove up to 99.98% of airborne particles in your spaces so you can say goodbye to worrying about breathing in harmful bacteria or allergens.
- Balance your indoor humidity levels with a whole-house dehumidifier. Muggy hot weather is a drag on your HVAC units. Your air conditioner works hard to remove some of the excess moisture in the air but increased humidity can lead to mold and mildew and those spores will spread throughout your space with the help of your ductwork. Mold and mildew can cause allergies, sore throats, stuffy noses, an increased risk of illness, and cause damage to your wood furniture and flooring. The ideal humidity level for a Florida building is between 45 and 55 percent.
- If you find that your indoor air is stale, bring some fresh air indoors. But how do you do so without raising your energy bill? An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is a great solution for improved comfort without increased associated costs.
Ask your Comfort Specialist about what options would be best for your situation. or call the office and set up a free consultation today.
Remove the Sources of Pollution
Whichever strategy you choose, these simple steps will help improve your indoor air quality:
- Change or clean air filters according to the manufacturer’s directions.
- Seal leaks in your ductwork.
- Vacuum and dust regularly.
- Drain dehumidifiers daily and clean the reservoir.
- Clean refrigerator drip pans regularly.
Installing or Replacing Your Indoor Air Quality System
Our licensed professionals are trained to work with indoor air quality systems. We specialize in retrofitting equipment in older homes, along with new construction and remodeling jobs.
Are you looking to replace a component? We install and replace all makes and models of HVAC equipment. We only use state-of-the-art parts and materials to get the job done right.
Repairing Your Indoor Air Quality System
Give us a call right away if you detect an issue with your equipment. Whether your system starts making a strange noise or is not responding correctly, our team will quickly troubleshoot the problem and resolve it.
We offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need us. Don’t wait until a small issue turns into a costly repair—give us a call.
Maintaining Your Indoor Air Quality System
Preventative maintenance plays a vital role in the performance of all your heating and cooling equipment. Let’s work together to create a planned maintenance schedule that fits your needs and budget.
Be sure to ask about our Blue Ribbon Maintenance Program that offers significant cost savings on service calls, repairs, and parts. Sign up today and enjoy peace of mind knowing a trusted professional is watching over your HVAC equipment to extend its lifespan, make it more efficient and provide the greatest possible comfort for you and your loved ones.
Call Your Indoor Air Quality Experts Today
Take steps to control the air quality inside your home in Fort Myers, Naples, Estero or surrounding areas. Certified Heating and Cooling is a trusted source for all your home comfort needs. Call us at (239) 205-8342 or request service online today.