Indoor Air Quality – A Major Problem for Homeowners
Your Home is Comfortable. But Is It Healthy?
As a homeowner, heating and cooling systems do more than raise and lower room temperature; they also can regulate or impact the quality of the air we breathe. And indoor air quality not only affects our comfort, but our health. No matter how efficient your air conditioning system is, it still allows pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, and mold to get into the air you breathe. You want things like pollen, bacteria, animal dander, and other pollutants to be completely removed from the air. With the right air cleaners, purifiers, UV lights, and duct cleaning you’ll be able to purify the air, avoid the risk of illness, and improve the overall well-being of everyone at your home.
These are some key factors that contribute to poor Indoor Air Quality:
- Indoor Pollution and Chemicals. There are many sources of indoor air pollution in homes, say EPA officials. These include combustion sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood and tobacco products. All of which can produce carbon monoxide and other invisible and potentially deadly gases. Home products such as carpets, household cleaning products, insulation and building materials can produce toxins at high levels. Dust, mold and allergens can easily and invisibly accumulate and spread through the air and throughout your home.
- Amount of Ventilation. If insufficient fresh outdoor air enters a home, pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort problems. Newer homes designed to minimize the amount of outdoor air that can leak into and out of the home may have higher pollutant levels than older homes that are normally considered leaky or drafty.
- Age of Your Air Conditioning System. If you have an older model heating or air conditioning system, chances are that the quality of the air you and your family are breathing is not as good as it could be. After about 10 years of operation, many heaters and air conditioners can turn into breeding grounds for germs, allergens and mold.
SOLUTIONS – Indoor Air Quality
Fortunately, homeowners have many options to ensure that the air quality of their homes is healthy and pollutant-free.
- Air Cleaners
- Air Purifiers
- UV Lights
Air Cleaners, Air Purifiers, UV lights, Duct Cleaning and Filters: There are many add-ons and modifications to your heating and air conditioning system that can be used to filter out contaminants and improve air quality. Routine filter change according to your system’s recommended maintenance schedule and duct cleaning can keep your home pollution-free and keep your heating and cooling system in fine working for just a few dollars a year. On the higher end, there are some outstanding Air Cleaners, Air Purifying systems and UV lights that can remove up to 98% of all household contaminants.
If you’re concerned about the Quality of Air in your home, contact SeaBreeze AC. Our comfort specialists can perform a FREE In-Home Energy and Comfort Analysis to assess your indoor air quality and determine if your existing heating and cooling system poses any health risks. They can also work with you to design a heating and air conditioning solution that can deliver maximum comfort and optimal air quality. Call us today.