You want your home to be a safe haven for your family. The place where you eat, sleep and breathe should be free from hazards and truly protected. Part of maintaining a safe home environment involves making sure that you and your family breathe the cleanest air possible.
What is Indoor Air Quality?
When most people think of ‘air’ quality, they think of the air outside and the U.S. EPA’s pollution index. Even though most people are aware of the effects that poor ‘outdoor’ air quality can have on a person’s health because our local news agencies often report our local ‘outside’ air quality, people are in many cases unaware of the greater concern of ‘indoor’ air quality. The American Lung Association, EPA and other health related organizations are actually quite concerned with the quality of the air we breathe indoors. People are spending ever increasing amounts of time in their homes and in buildings. This fact is driving the need for greater awareness of indoor air quality because indoor air quality is having an increased, measurable effect on people. Indoor air quality, commonly abbreviated as IAQ, is simply the measured quality of the air people breathe while inside homes and buildings. Indoor environments are often filled with thousands of different pollutants with varying degrees of irritation to respiratory systems that contribute to various ailments. In fact, several Environmental Protection Agency studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor levels of pollutants can be considered to be 2 to 5 times higher in general, and in the extreme, can be more than 100 times higher than outdoor levels. These numbers become more alarming when you factor in that the EPA has estimated that the average person today in America spends approximately 90% of their time indoors.
Good indoor air quality is a healthy indoor environment where the air quality in the enclosed environment supports robust respiratory function promoting healthy physical and mental functionality allowing for high levels of productivity, restful sleep, natural respiratory comfort, a sense of well being and supporting overall good health.
At Residential Heating and Air Conditioning, we want to ensure that your home's air is as pure as possible. We specialize in indoor air quality solutions and are experts at refining your home to assure a higher quality air intake.
What to Expect
Here at Residential, we will make a thorough inspection of your home's ventilation and air intake sources. These are the places in your home where air enters and it is of utmost importance that they are as far from possible points of contamination. In order to optimize air quality, the best possible level of ventilation must be ascertained for your home and established. We will take account your homes air intake systems and modify them as is necessary to achieve optimal air-flow.
We'll also check possible air pollutants within your home, like stoves and heating systems, and make adjustment so that that they're operating at a safe air capacity. When necessary we'll add air filtration systems to your home to filter possible contagions.
Residential Heating and Air Conditioning is fully licensed and insured and our highly trained professionals are prepared to offer indoor air solutions for your home or office, no matter the size.
For the best air possible, contact us today and schedule an assessment!