According to the Environmental Protection Agency and many health experts, indoor air pollution is a significant health concern, especially for asthma and allergy sufferers. Simply stated, it is caused by the release of gases and particles in homes, businesses and other indoor environments. Sources include tobacco smoke, household maintenance and cleaning products, off-gassing of paint, pressed wood and other construction-related materials, pet dander, excess dust and mold among others.
Coastal Heating – Air Conditioning Co. offers a full range of air quality solutions designed to address your specific concerns as well as others you may not be aware of. We realize that, in addition to reliable heating and cooling, you also need to know that the air you breathe indoors is safe and healthy. Our indoor air quality experts are ready to help with ventilation, purification, humidity control and other clean air options.
Ensuring that you and your family breathe healthy indoor air is a joint effort involving Coastal Heating – Air Conditioning expert technicians and you as a proactive homeowner. In other words, we have a range of solutions available, but they work most effectively if you take steps to reduce or eliminate sources of pollution wherever possible. Let’s take a look at what we can do together to optimize healthy indoor air quality.
To lessen the presence of particles such as dust, pollen, pet dander and mold spores, we recommend regular duct cleaning for those with forced air systems. We also carry air purifiers and air cleaners that use various technologies to help remove volatile organic compounds, mold, bacteria and other pollutants. Many of our customers notice considerable improvement with these kinds of air quality products. We can also address overly dry conditions commonly experienced with forced-air heat by introducing air humidifiers. Another common problem is the opposite issue of too much moisture resulting in mold growth that damages buildings and creates a health hazard. To solve this, Coastal Heating – Air Conditioning Co. technicians can install innovative air ventilators with added filtration. These bring in fresh air from outdoors while exhausting stale air in order to discourage mold growth and minimize the accumulation of other pollutants. Energy recovery ventilators are able to do so while recovering much of your heat in cold weather or cool air in warm weather to maximize efficiency.
Managing dust, pet dander and moisture problems such as damp basement carpets or leaky roofs and windows are important steps you can take. Where possible, choose cleaning, air freshening and personal care products without strong chemicals and fragrances, and prohibit smoking indoors or near your home. Use natural ventilation through open windows when the weather permits. Minimize or eliminate the use of solvents, strong hobby chemicals, glues and paints as much as possible and provide extra ventilation in workshop and hobby rooms where these may be used.
Finally, if you’d like to improve your indoor air quality, contact the experts at Coastal Heating – Air Conditioning Co. We’re here to help everyone in your home or business feel as healthy as possible, and we look forward to your call.