Indoor Air Quality
When most people think about air pollution, they probably picture billowing clouds of smoke and toxins spewing from industrial smokestacks or city skylines turned brown by car exhaust fumes. However, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, your indoor air could be as much as 100 times more polluted than the air outside. It has ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental hazards we face.
The sources for indoor air pollution are virtually everywhere. They include:
- Press Wood Building Products
- Tobacco Smoke
- Gas or Wood Stoves
- Cleaning Products
- Glues and Paints
- Dust Mites
- And Much More
Because we spend nearly 90 percent of our time indoors, indoor air quality should be a major concern. Such constant exposure can aggravate allergies and asthma or be behind the development of other conditions. Children and seniors can be particularly susceptible. In fact, studies have linked the continuing increase in severe allergies among children to the effects of indoor air pollution.
The Dirt on Indoor Air Quality
There are ways of resolving the issue of indoor air pollution and improving your indoor air quality. The air quality experts at Trenary Service Company are available to provide you with information about HVAC equipment and services that can help.
A thorough duct cleaning can make a major improvement and lessen indoor contaminants and pollutants that can be picked up in the system and spread throughout the house. Trenary Service Company uses state-of-the-art equipment and industry-approved techniques for a thorough duct cleaning. To be thorough, the process includes cleaning other HVAC components such as:
- Blower Motor and Assembly
- Heat Exchanger
- Drain Pan
- Air Plenum
To help maintain a cleaner atmosphere indoors, many homeowners find relief by installing a whole house air cleaner. This helps combat the more than 72 trillion allergens, such as pollen and mold, that can find their way into your house on a daily basis. Whole house cleaners can remove more than 99 percent of these allergens and particles for a low operating cost. The experts at Trenary Service Company can help you determine if a cleaner is right for your family and which would do the job you require.
Balancing In-Home Moisture Levels
Humidifiers and dehumidifiers can help you keep the proper moisture level in your home, which will help discourage the growth of mildew and mold. A humidifier will add moisture to your home, which can help those with asthma and allergies, particularly during winter months. A dehumidifier will remove moisture, which is a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. Moisture can be an issue during the spring, when the ground is thawing.
If you notice a musty odor in the house, water condensation on windows or doors, or mold spots on the ceiling or in corners, you may want to invest in a dehumidifier. Contact the experts at Trenary Service Company to have them inspect your home for other signs of excess moisture. They can determine the correct dehumidifier unit for your situation and may be able to prescribe other methods to relieve your moisture problem.