The air inside your home can be more polluted than the air outside, even in major cities. This is because indoor air is often stagnant and doesn’t circulate as well as outdoor air. As a result, pollutants can build up and cause health problems, such as allergies, asthma, and respiratory infections.
There are a number of things you can do to improve the indoor air quality in your home, such as:
- Regularly clean and vacuum your home. This will help to remove dust, dirt, and other pollutants from the air.
- Use high-efficiency air filters. These filters can remove smaller pollutants from the air, such as pollen, pet dander, and mold spores.
- Seal up air leaks around your home. This will help to prevent outside air from coming in and bringing pollutants with it.
- Install a whole-house ventilation system. This system will help to circulate fresh air throughout your home.
- Consider installing UV lights. UV lights can kill mold, bacteria, and viruses in the air.
Trammell Heating & Air can help you improve the indoor air quality in your home. We offer a variety of services to help you remove pollutants from the air, including:
- Air duct cleaning: We will clean your air ducts to remove dust, dirt, and other pollutants.
- Air filter installation: We will install high-efficiency air filters in your HVAC system.
- Air sealing: We will seal up air leaks around your home to prevent outside air from coming in.
- Whole-house ventilation system installation: We will install a whole-house ventilation system to help circulate fresh air throughout your home.
- UV light installation: We can install UV lights in your HVAC system to kill mold, bacteria, and viruses in the air.
Contact Trammell Heating & Air today to learn more about our indoor air quality services. We can help you create a healthier and more comfortable home for you and your family.
How Effective Are UV Lights?
UV lights are a safe and effective way to kill mold, bacteria, and viruses in the air. They work by emitting ultraviolet radiation, which damages the DNA of these microorganisms, making them unable to reproduce. UV lights are typically installed in the plenum of your HVAC system, where they can effectively treat the air before it is circulated throughout your home.
A study by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) found that UV lights can reduce the number of airborne mold spores by up to 99%. The study also found that UV lights can reduce the number of airborne bacteria by up to 99.9%.
If you are concerned about the indoor air quality in your home, UV lights can be a great way to improve it. They are a safe and effective way to kill mold, bacteria, and viruses in the air, and they can help to reduce your risk of developing allergies, asthma, and other respiratory infections.
TRAMMELL'S INDOOR AIR QUALITY SERVICES
Frequently Asked Questions
Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.
IAQ can be affected by a variety of factors, including the type of building materials used, the presence of pollutants, and the ventilation system.
Some common indoor air pollutants include:
Mold and mildew: These can grow in moist environments, such as bathrooms and basements. They can cause respiratory problems, such as allergies, asthma, and other long-term health complications.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs): These are gases or vapors emitted from a variety of sources, including paints, furniture, cleaning products, and building materials. VOCs can cause headaches, nausea, and dizziness.
Particle pollution: This includes dust, pollen, pet dander, and smoke. It can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat, and it can worsen respiratory problems.
There are a number of things you can do to improve the IAQ in your home, including:
Ventilate your home regularly. This can be done by opening windows and doors, or by using fans.
Eliminate sources of pollution. This could mean getting rid of moldy carpets, vacuuming and dusting frequently, installing a whole-home dehumidifier, or using air-tight containers for chemicals.
Install a whole-house air purifier. In addition to changing your air filter regularly, installing a whole-home air purifier can help to remove pollutants from the air in your entire home.
Get your HVAC system serviced regularly. This will help to ensure that your system is running efficiently and that it is not releasing pollutants into your home.
Some signs of poor IAQ include:
- Musty or stale odor
- Eye, nose, or throat irritation
- Coughing or wheezing
- Chest tightness
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to have your IAQ checked by a qualified professional.
The frequency with which you should have your IAQ checked depends on a number of factors, including the age of your home, the type of HVAC system you have, and the presence of any known sources of pollution. However, it is generally recommended to have your IAQ checked at least once a year.
Indoor Air Quality Done Right
Our Trammell Heating and Air team will install and keep your HVAC system running at peak performance with fast, reliable, full-service HVAC expertise. Call us at (770) 925-5506 to schedule your free estimate!