We’re enjoying beautiful weather this month in Northern Virginia, but it won’t be long before we’re stuck inside on bitter cold days. Since recently built homes are sealed tighter than they used to be, it’s harder for fresh air to get in and for pollutants to get out, meaning your family could be breathing stale, moldy air all winter.
Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
According to the American College of Allergist & Asthma, 40– 50% of all illnesses are caused by polluted indoor air. Bacteria, viruses, pollen, dander, and dust can build up in your heating and cooling systems as well as in your duct work. Here are some ways we can help you get cleaner air in your home:
Duct cleaning – It’s a good idea to have your ducts cleaned before your furnace kicks on. We can inspect your duct work and if we feel it needs to be looked at more closely, we will set up our high definition video camera to look further into your ducts. Getting rid of all of the contaminants that have settled in your ducts can prevent mold from growing and allow family members with respiratory problems to breathe more easily. Cleaner ducts will also allow your furnace and AC to operate more efficiently, saving you money on energy bills.
HEPA Air Filtration – This hospital grade high efficiency filter can remove particles and contaminants down to 0.3 microns and is 99.97% efficient.
Ultra Violet Air Disinfection System – Used with a high quality filter, this type of system kills mold, viruses, and other living organisms.
Air Cleaners – Electrostatic, Electronic, and High Efficiency Media air cleaners remove small breathable particles. Talk to us about which one is right for your home.
Humidification – Dry air causes many upper respiratory problems, so adding moisture into your home with a humidification system can reduce your chances of illnesses this winter.
Snell Heating and Air Conditioning has been in business for over forty years, and we know what it takes to keep your family breathing clean air. Give us a call and we’ll discuss how we can help you.
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