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Modern homes are built to exacting standards to maximize efficiency and lower energy consumption. While homeowners appreciate lower monthly utility costs, tight building perimeters block natural fresh air pathways. This allows harmful contaminants to accumulate in the living area, which presents a potential health hazard for your family.
The Consequences of Poor Indoor Air Quality
As people move in and out of their homes, a variety of pollutants and toxins are introduced into the living area. This includes dirt, pollen, dust, dander and smoke. As these irritants are continuously inhaled, those with respiratory illness may see their condition worsen.
The Best Clean Air Strategy
At One Source Heating and Cooling, we can help develop an effective indoor air quality (IAQ) strategy that will eliminate existing problems and prevent new ones from forming. Our IAQ products and services include:
- Ventilators: Mechanical ventilators introduce a precise quantity of fresh air into the living environment on a continuous basis. As fresh air is pulled into the building, an equal quantity of stale, polluted air is exhausted outdoors. Some models include a recovery feature that helps recapture some of the energy lost during the exchange process.
- Duct Cleaning: No matter how often you clean your home, dust and other debris will build up over time. Duct cleaning technicians use a heavy-duty vacuum to remove grime, dirt and other irritants that accumulate inside the duct system and cling to vital internal equipment components. Regular duct cleaning will help improve system performance and extend the usable life of your HVAC system.
- Filtration: Air purifiers are critical for removing airborne contaminants as they travel through your duct work. Central air cleaners are a foundational element in a comprehensive IAQ program. Filters have different efficiencies that relate to the size and quantity of particulate matter they can capture. The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) is the standard used to compare different brands and styles of filters. A higher MERV rating identifies the filter as being more efficient. In general, a filter with a MERV value ranging from 7-9 is recommended, but it is critical to verify that your system is capable of accommodating a high-efficiency filter.
- Air Humidifiers: A healthy indoor humidity level can help reduce airborne contaminant levels and improve overall comfort. Excessively dry air allows pollutants to remain airborne longer, which increases the likelihood of eventual inhalation. Central humidification will also help to reduce the effects of dry skin, wood furniture cracking and static electricity.
The Best IAQ Solutions
At One Source Heating and Cooling, we understand that there is nothing you value more than your family’s health and well-being. If you are experiencing any IAQ related issues, call the professionals at One Source Heating and Cooling today.