Preventing Air Pollution in your Home

A lack of proper air exchange can cause the air in your home to be up to five times more polluted than outside air. This can cause increased problems in those with asthma or allergies, and can result other serious health risks. Common sources of home indoor air pollution include:

  • Dust, pet dander, and pollen
  • Excess moisture from bathing and cooking
  • Smoke and fumes from fireplaces, candles, tobacco, and gas appliances
  • Harmful organic compounds released by some cleaners, adhesives, paints, and other products
  • Radon gas that can be emitted naturally by the ground in certain areas

Whole-House Ventilation Systems

One of the biggest trends in creating healthy indoor air is whole-house ventilation. There are two types of whole-house ventilation systems.

Heat Recovery Ventilators: HRV systems remove heat from the inside air before it’s exhausted to the outside, and use it to warm the incoming air.

Energy Recovery Ventilators: ERV systems manage both heat loss and the humidity in the air. An ERV system transfers some of the moisture in the humid air stream to the dryer air stream to recover the energy trapped in the moisture.

The bathroom is the biggest source of moisture in the home. The best line of defense against moisture in the bathroom is a quality vent fan. Install one in each bathroom; and use them during and for 15-20 minutes after bathing to remove excess moisture that can cause mold and mildew.

Also remember to change the air filter every one to three months. Install a high-quality air filter on your central heating/cooling system and replace it every one to three months to keep the system operating efficiently. Replace the air filter on your vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter, which captures much finer particles than standard vacuum cleaner filters. Another option is to install a central vacuum system that exhausts the air outside your home. Use only cleaners, paints, adhesives, and building materials that are low in VOCs or contain no VOCs. Make sure new cabinets, furniture, and building materials such as plywood, particle board, and oriented strand board used in your home are not made with adhesives that contain formaldehyde. Some houseplants have been shown to actually absorb harmful VOCs from the air. Plants that provided the most benefit include philodendron, peace lily, snake plant, dracaena, and bamboo palm. If you ever notice an issue with the air in your home, make sure to contact us and we can inspect it for you.

 

The Benefits of Having Cleaner Air in your Home

 

Having a tight home is essential for energy-efficiency, but it can also cause poor indoor air quality if air pollutants are not properly filtered out. Pet dander and dust mites in the home can cause allergy and breathing problems, and more and more homeowners are looking for ways to improve air quality for themselves and their families.

Whole-home air-cleaning systems are increasingly popular and can be incorporated into almost any HVAC system—whether a new build or a retrofit—and are available in various sizes, types and price ranges.

One of the most economical options is an electrostatic recessed air cleaner. Designed to be low profile, these air cleaners look like register vents. They are concealed within a return air box and installed inconspicuously in a ceiling or a wall. The units are not tied to the HVAC system, so the installation takes only a few minutes. As air passes through the return vent, particulates and gases are trapped and filtered by the polarizing process in the core and an activated carbon filter. The core captures particles using a non-ionizing process; this means no creation of potentially harmful ozone. These types of cleaners are easy to maintain, requiring only a simple cleaning and replacement of the filter every 30 to 60 days. Other high-end electrostatic air-cleaning systems can be tied directly to the HVAC system and mounted between the air handler and the return ductwork.

When it comes to improving indoor air quality, whole-home air cleaners are powerful tools. With so many options available, you can also contact us, and we can advise you which one may be best for your home and lifestyle.

 

Tips to Improve your Air Quality

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Overall, you will spend a majority of time in your home. This makes sense then that you will want the air quality to be the best it possible can be. Having good, clean, quality air circulating in your home can help improve the health of those in it.

 

Since there are contaminants and pollutants swirling around the atmosphere that can cause allergies and respiratory conditions, it is important to have one or more preventive tools in your home. By doing so, you can help improve the indoor air quality.

 

The first thing is to make sure the ductwork is clean. Dust particles tend to accumulate over time in your duct system. We recommend having the ductwork inspected and cleaned on a regular basis. This can help ensure that the indoor air quality being distributed through your home is in the best condition possible.

You might also want to invest in a dehumidifier. Densely humid air can also cause breathing problems. Dehumidifiers can help to remove excess moisture in the air and improve your breathing within minutes. If you are not sure what type of dehumidifier to purchase, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the correct one for you home and lifestyle.

Investing in an Air Purifier

 

 

 

 

 

An air is an appliance that aids in the removal of pollutants from air. They are very helpful devices for people who suffer from asthma or allergies. Air purifiers help in getting rid off second hand smoke, hence it is very useful if you have a smoker at home. Air purifiers also serve residential as well as commercial needs. Commercially air purifiers serve various industrial, medical and commercial industries.

 

They have HEPA, high efficiency particulate air, filters that aid in cleaning the air around that is circulated. They help get rid off contaminants and impurities from the air. It is possible for the HEPA filter to remove about 99.9% of dust particles bigger than 0.3 microns. HEPA filters can clear the air of dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, and almost all pollutants that are in the air.

 

Having an iconic purifier can help with those who have health issues as they help in cleaning the tiniest particles in the air. They can also help preserve room decor, protect furnishings, reducing maintenance and housekeeping. With an air purifier, you can breathe easier while you are in your home. If you are not sure what type of air purifier to purchase, make sure to contact us and we can recommend the right one for you and your home.

Clean Air in your Home is Important

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When you are in your home a majority of the time, it is important to keep the air clean for you to breath. This is also beneficial if you or your family members suffer from allergies or asthma. If you notice an issue with the air quality or furnace in your home, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the system and source of the problem. We can also test for radon and carbon monoxide while we are here. This can help keep your home safe and comfortable for the winter months. You can also invest in an air clean for your home. This can remove dirt and other contaminants that are in the air. You can choose between a whole home cleaner, or a portable one. If you are unsure what one to invest in, make sure to contact us.

 

An Air Purifier for Your Home

 

You can also invest in an air purifier for your home. This will allow air that is in your home to be cycled through a purifier. It will then clean the air to redistribute back into your home. By having the air purified, it will keep it free of pollutants and contaminants. If you are not sure what type of air purifier to invest in, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options you have, as well as recommending the right type of purifier for your home. If any family members suffer from allergies or asthma, having an air purifier will benefit your home.

 

Regular Maintenance is Important

 

One important thing to remember with your HVAC system is to make sure it is maintained regularly. This will help it to run efficiently and at top performance levels. Having a well maintained system can help you to save money in the long run. This is because the air that is produced will not leak through any holes or cracks in the system. It will also allow the other parts to work correctly, and will not need to be replaced sooner than they typically should. If you ever notice anything out of the norm with the HVAC system, furnace, or thermostat, make sure to contact us as soon as possible. We can inspect the parts and components to ensure they are in the best condition possible.

 

Testing for Radon or Carbon Monoxide

 

Besides inspecting the HVAC system, the air should be tested for any signs of an issue. This could include radon and carbon monoxide. Having either radon or carbon monoxide in the air of your home can be quite dangerous to you and your family. Make sure to contact us and we can test your home for radon or carbon monoxide. If the test shows it is positive, we can have the radon and carbon monoxide removed from your home. We can even search for where the source of the leak could be from. This can help keep your home safe and pleasant to be in.

Radon Cleaning to Improve the Air Quality in your Home

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No matter what type of home you have, you should test it for radon. This problem can occur even in newer homes. To find out if you have radon in your home, it is possible to purchase a radon detector. As it tests the air in your home, it will inform you if there is a problem in which you might have radon in your home. If you discover that there is radon in your home, it is necessary to invest in radon cleaning right away. There are professionals who understand the dangers of radon, normal origin points and how to go about radon mitigation so your home can be safer for you and your family to live in.

Have the Home Inspected for Radon

If you suspect that you have radon in your home, it is important to invest in radon testing. We will come into your home with a more sophisticated radon testing method. We will take samples throughout your home. Doing so allows us to not only find out whether you actually have radon in your home, but where it is coming from. Only by going through the process of inspecting the entire home is it possible to find the source of the problem so that it can be solved. Every part of the home will need to be inspected to make sure that you can get the help needed to have a healthy home.

Radon Mitigation

The process of radon mitigation allows you to remove all of the radon from your home while preventing new radon from coming into the home. The amount of radon can be reduced by a great degree as long as you are investing in this kind of service. While we are cleaning the home of the gas that is there, we are also plugging up any areas of the home where the radon was coming in from. When we do this, it makes it possible to stop additional radon from entering the home and causing even more trouble. Systematic sealing of the different parts of the home should happen during mitigation.

Installing Radon Detectors in your Home

It is highly important to know when your family is in danger from radon. You should not wait until someone gets sick to take action. You can install radon detectors in the home so you can get the results you are looking for. These are easily installed on walls or on the ceiling. They look just like a smoke detector and in some cases they may be combined with a smoke detector. This is helpful in adding even more protection in your home. It is a good idea to let us install these for you. We know where to install them to get the best results. Make sure that you understand the model being installed and what the alarm looks or sounds like when installed. Doing so will help you to know whether you are dealing with a serious problem that will require immediate radon mitigation. Protecting your home in this manner helps to reduce the amount of illness you may encounter in your home.

 

 

Keep the Home Comfortable all Spring long

When you are in your home, you will want to be as comfortable as possible. To help achieve this, you will want the air quality to be the best it can be. After all, your home is where you go when you want to kick your feet up and relax a little. It is a place where you deserve to feel comfortable. It is also a place where you should not go to get sick. This is why many people have been searching for ways that they can increase the healthiness of the air that they breathe while maintaining comfort at the same time. If you are unsure about the air condition in your home, you can contact us and we can inspect it for you. There are a few different ways that you can get the clean air that you desire in your home. You can use electronic air cleaners throughout your home. It is also possible for you to be able to use cleaner air handlers through your home to regulate the air. Another way to maintain clean air in the home is to use boilers to heat the home. Of course, these methods will only work as long as you are also doing your part to not introduce too many other allergens into the air that you breathe every day. You will be able to enjoy better health and great comfort as well.

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Using Electronic Air Cleaners in your Home

There is dust and many other kinds of allergens that can be sloughed off of your body as you enter your home as well as just through general living. These particles tend to circulate throughout your home and can make you feel less than great. By using electronic air cleaners, they will trap all of these particles and allow you to simply wash them down the drain in your sink. It is a great way to flush all of these bad particles from your home and improve the air.

Cleaning the Air Handlers

Whenever you turn on the thermostat, there is a possibility that you are blowing dust and particles throughout the home. This is because when the system is turned off, dust and other particles can accumulate in the ventilation. It is a good idea to make sure that you are keeping clean air handlers in your home so that you are able to avoid these problems altogether. Simply wipe them with a damp towel about once a week.

Boilers are another Option you can use

Boilers are a great, clean way to heat your home. They do not introduce anything new to the air in your home because they work simply on the concept of radiating heat throughout a room. The steam which is generated in the system makes sure that the heat is clean and that the amount of allergens in the air is kept to a minimum. This is a great addition to any home in colder regions because there is less circulation of the air and this can lead to easier breathing for those spending a lot of time inside.

How the Air Purifiers Work

Having an air purifier in your home is beneficial. The air inside the home it typically dirtier than the outside air. This is because the home can be a source of contaminants and pollutants that are in the air. Moisture can also lead to mold and mildew spots. A heating system can circulate dust particles and bacteria throughout the home. Pets can also shed and give off dander. On average, a home can collect contaminants in greater quantities than the outdoors. This can be harmful if you or your family suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues. Reducing the level of contaminants can help to alleviate some of these problems. It is recommended to have an air purifier in your home to help decrease the amount of poor air quality.

Types of Air Purifiers to choose from

Some air purifiers are designed to allow air to pass through a filter and remove the particles. These filters can also help to prevent damage to the system itself because of a build up of dirt and debris. The density of the filter material limits the size of the particles that pass through it. Very dense filters have smaller gaps. This can allow it to catch the tiny particles that might be in the air. Pleated filters work the best because it has an increase in surface air for catching the particles. Make sure to inspect the filters regularly and replace them when necessary. This can help to provide the most efficient air cleaner possible.

Air Purifiers can improve the comfort level in your home

Investing in an air purifier for your home can help to provide a better comfort level. The air purifier can remove contaminants and pollutants from the air. This can help to improve better air quality in your home that you breathe. It can also reduce the symptoms of allergies or asthma. If you are unsure of what type of air purifier to invest in, make sure to contact us. We can help to advise you on the options and choices of air purifiers that are on the market. Based on your household, we can also recommend what air purifier would be the best fit.

Assisting in Cleaning the Air in your home

Besides investing in an air purifier, there are some other tips you can do to help have clean air in your home. Make sure to get rid of the source of the contaminants. If mold is causing a problem, make sure to clean up any moldy areas in your home. If you notice the ductwork needs to be cleaned, contact us as soon as you can. We can come and inspect the ductwork in your home for you. If there is an issue with it like a crack or gap, we can help to make sure it is repaired quickly. We can also clean out the ductwork. This is important because it can prevent dirt and debris from being blown throughout your home.

Why Air Filtration is Important

Air filters have a reputation for being a part that is easily replaced in your forced air heating system. When you maintain the HVAC system you can help save time, money, and stress in the long run. If you are not sure how often the furnace should be maintained, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on a proper schedule, and inspect the parts as well. Make sure to follow the schedule so that the system is working efficiently and effectively throughout the year. If you notice an issue between inspections, make sure to contact us. This can also help to decrease the chance of further issues from forming.

Knowing what the Air Filter is

The kind of air filter that is included in most every modern forced air system serves two purposes. The first is to protect the system from particulates like dust. The second is to regulate the flow of air through the system to prevent it from overheating. An air filtration system, on the other hand, is entirely designed around improving indoor air quality for those who live in the home. It filters the air being circulated to ensure that as few contaminants make it into the home as possible. By inspecting the filter on a regular basis and changing it when needed, you can help extend the life of the heating system, as well as providing good quality air for your home.

Having the Air Filtration System Installed

There are a couple of reasons you will want a professional to install your air filtration system. The first is the installation itself. There are a few systems that are outfitted to accommodate an air filtration system from the beginning. Most forced air systems, however, are going to need to be altered to work with air filtration. This kind of alteration requires expert knowledge to be done properly. The second reason is the type of air filtration system you have installed. There are various kinds, each rated for a different level of contaminant load and air flow. If your system is not designed to accommodate a particularly strong system, like a HEPA filter, it can actually result in damage to your system from increased pressure and heat becoming trapped in the unit.

Regular Maintenance can prolong the Life of the Unit

By having regular maintenance done for the HVAC system and unit, you can help prevent an unexpected issue from forming. Contact us and we can schedule a time where we can inspect the heating system for you. Proper inspections will include looking at the parts and components. If a part has worn and needs to be replaced, this can be done so the heating system is working efficiently. If you notice anything out of the norm between visits, make sure to contact us. If the air temperature in your home is different than the set temperature, this can also indicate an issue. It is always recommended to have these looked at before it turns into a larger issue. Regular maintenance is important to keep the warmth and comfort of your home for your family.

Air Purifiers are Beneficial for your Home

Investing in an air purifier for you home can help to increase the comfort level of it. While they are not equipped to deal with all the contaminants of indoor air pollution, they are beneficial in keep the air in your home as clean as possible. If the air purifier is of good quality and used correctly, it can play an important part in cleaning the air. It can remove toxins, irritants, or pollutants that affect the indoor air quality in your home. Air purifiers are the most effective at removing particles that may remain trapped in the air column. These can be things like pollen, dust, or mold. Placing an air purifier in your home can help to provide healthy indoor air quality. It can also be used with other products like a humidifier or other types of air cleaners. We can also help to recommend what type of air purifier may be right for your home.

How air cleaners are effective

The main function of an air cleaner is to remove small contaminating particles from the air inside your home. Research has shown that an air purifier can be up to ninety percent effective at reducing the particles from the air. That can also include dust and pet dander. It is recommended to place the air cleaner somewhere away from walls or other obstructions. Make sure to position it so that the clean air is blown into open areas that you spend time in. If there is a specific source of pollution, the purifier should be placed nearby it. The air purifier can also trap spores that might be in the air. This can keep them from growing in your home. It is also recommended to change the filters outside the home. This can help to prevent pollutants and dirt being released back into the air of your home.

What the Air Purifiers can do

Air purifiers are meant to be used in conjunction with everyday cleaning of your home. They can help to control the levels of airborne particles including the ones associated with allergens or asthma. The air purifier is able to collect and trap particles of contaminants and pollutants from the indoor air quality in your home. It can help you to breathe better while also improving the comfort level of your home.

Using Air Purifiers is beneficial

It is important in order to minimize or eliminate the pollution in your home, you try to find and remove the source of the issue. Using an air purifier can help provide clean quality air that improves the comfort level of your home. There are several different models of air purifiers to choose from. We can help to recommend which one might be right for you. Besides cleaning the air, it can make breathing easier in your home. This is because if you or your family suffers from allergy or asthma symptoms, the pollutants in the air can be removed. The air purifier should be placed in a common room or bedroom to help provide the best quality air possible.