For expert HVAC service, you can count on All Service Heating and Air. We are pleased to provide this Indoor Air Quality Guide, products, and services to residents and businesses in Plano, Dallas, Leonard, Richardson, and the surrounding Texas areas.
Many air pollutants cannot be removed adequately by an air conditioner and air filter. These contaminants can lead to health problems while reducing your heating and cooling system’s efficiency and effectiveness, driving up both health and utility bills while creating discomfort in your home or business.
What Are the Health Risks of Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Low air quality can exacerbate a variety of symptoms and illnesses, particularly among children, the elderly, and anyone with a weakened immune system. People who consistently breathe low-quality air may be prone to the following conditions:
- Headaches or dizziness
- Nasal congestion, cough, or a runny nose
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unexplained rashes
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
Even the healthiest of individuals can be affected by poor air quality. You may find yourself suffering from symptoms that can be confused with the common cold. Because of this, many people ignore these symptoms, and air quality issues go unresolved for years. In individuals who already have allergies, asthma, and other respiratory diseases, their symptoms can be heightened significantly due to extended exposure to contaminants inside the home.
What Causes Low Indoor Air Quality?
Most factors are not detectible without specialized equipment and professional assessment. In many cases, a blend of the following factors causes poor indoor air:
- Tobacco smoke
- Pet dander, dust mites, mold, mildew, bacteria, and pollen
- Dirt, dust, and debris inside the air ducts
- Chemicals from plastics, carpets, or furnishings
- Household chemicals
- Car exhaust
- Toxic gases emitted during combustion from furnaces, stoves, or fireplaces
- Asbestos, as from insulation
How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
The best way to enhance your overall air quality is to combine several methods that cover a range of causes. Our trained specialists can help you evaluate your indoor air quality and design a personalized strategy that best suits your needs and budget. Typical techniques include the following:
- Cleaning the air ducts and vents regularly
- Vacuuming frequently with a HEPA filter
- Changing your HVAC air filters frequently and using HEPA filters
- Using a dehumidifier to modulate the indoor humidity level
- Getting preventive maintenance to keep your ventilation system clean and operational
- Using an air filtration system to capture large particles
- Using ultraviolet lights to kill tiny particles and organisms
Thanks to the latest technologies, cleaning and purifying your indoor air is easier than ever! And as a bonus, these preventive maintenance steps will also preserve the function and lifespan of your HVAC system and other electronic components. Overall, you’ll enjoy better health, greater savings, and enhanced comfort!
There is a range of indoor air quality solutions available to help you eliminate contaminant exposure inside the home. They range in price, depending on the type of equipment needed to treat the specific conditions inside your living areas. To learn the cost of indoor air quality solutions, contact All Service Heating and Air. Our technicians will work within your budget to help you choose air quality systems that will positively impact your health and comfort.
As a local family-owned business for over 30 years, All Service Heating and Air has earned a premier reputation by putting the customer’s needs first.
Our goal is to provide homeowners and businesses with the finest heating and cooling systems available at a reasonable cost. For reliable, courteous service in the Plano, Dallas, Leonard, Richardson, and surrounding Texas areas, call our office today to book a service call. We’re here to serve you!