Indoor Air Quality and Clean Ductwork in Conklin
Could my home be making me sick?
Did you know that the air inside of your home right now could be twice as polluted as the air outside? The sad fact is that according to the EPA, the quality of the air inside of our homes is, for the most part, up to five times more polluted than the air outside. It can be as much as 100 times more polluted in some cases.
These facts are fairly frightening, and since in recent years we have significantly changed the materials with which we build our homes, the need for measuring indoor air quality, or IAQ, has become important. If you have never heard about IAQ before, it is actually a term used to refer to how clear the air inside your home is. This is particularly important when it comes to health, and comfort as well, actually. Organizations that deal with IAQ include the EPA, but others like the American Lung Association and The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are concerned about it as well.
IAQ really started becoming an issue in the 1970s when Americans started building their homes out of materials that help conserve energy. Essentially, the goal was to help regulate the temperature inside of homes by making sure that hot or cold air was not escaping outside of the house through loose windows or doors. Essentially, the goal was to make sure that homes were sealed as tight as possible. As we said, this had the positive effect of keeping cooling and heating costs down, but it also meant that any pollution – like dirty, sick and stale air – created inside the home had nowhere to escape. This is what is often referred to as Tight Home Syndrome.
Poor air quality is incredibly dangerous and its harm has been categorized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in three tiers – particles, germs, and gases. Air often contains mold, bacteria, carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds, dust, and pollen. Although it may sound surprising that all of these contaminants may be present in your home, what is even more surprising is where they come from. These pollutants are often created by furniture, carpets, building materials, paint, stain, cleaning chemicals, disinfectants, and even things like bug sprays. With so many of us spending most of our time indoors, the need for cleaner indoor air is becoming more and more evident.
We Help With Indoor Air Quality
The good news is that, here at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, our Indoor Air Quality experts can turn the heating and cooling system you already have in your home into an Air Treatment Center. We have an advanced air cleaning system called MicroPower Guard®, which was created to eliminate even the smallest particles from the air. We also offer the OxyQuantum® UV lights which regulate both germs and organic odors that are often present inside of homes. These systems are light years ahead of the filters you typically buy for your HVAC system.
We Service Your Ductwork
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning technicians can help in other ways as well. We can remove dangerous mold and other contaminants like dust and dirt from your air ducts. If you have an individual living in your home with asthma or allergies, this could be a lifesaver. When it comes to improving your overall IAQ, you shouldn’t stop at just cleaning out your air ducts. You may need certain ductwork installations that can help prevent the buildup of mold and other dangerous contaminants in the future. This will also help improve the efficiency of your overall heating and cooling system.
If you are curious to find out more about how One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning can help improve the air quality inside your home, give us a call today. Our representatives would be more than happy to share their knowledge and experience with you.
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