Why Indoor Air Quality Matters to Your Family
Today we spend more time indoors – at work, gyms, and our own homes – than we do outside. Recent health restrictions have only increased our time in conditioned spaces.
Stop and think: how clean is the air we breathe indoors?
A recent report by the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the air quality inside the average home is five times worse (full of dander, pollen, dust mites, and other irritants) than the air outside! Snell Heating and Air offer whole-home comfort solutions such as installing the PureAirTM Air Purification System by Lennox, to keep your home and family healthy.
What is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?
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. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.
Common examples of indoor pollutants include pet dander and dust mites, chemical vapors and odors, or germs, bacteria, or other living microorganisms.
Indoor air pollutants may cause serious health concerns, such as:
- Eye and skin irritations
- Allergic reactions
- Respiratory tract infections
The EPA – States that indoor air is one of the top five environmental health risks of our time and the levels of hazardous pollutants in indoor air have been found to be up to 60 times greater than outdoor air.
American College of Allergist & Asthma – States that 40% – 50% of all illnesses are caused by polluted indoor air.
The Center for Disease Control – Offers Guidelines for using equipment that we use on a regular basis to disinfect and clean the air.
Indoor Air Quality Services to Improve Your Home Air Quality
As well as installing the PureAirTM air purification system, our certified and licensed HVAC technicians are extensively trained to assess poor air quality and offer customized options to restore the health of your home and the quality of your air. Preventative maintenance is the first step in evaluating and controlling your indoor air quality.
Our Air Filters, Humidifier Installation & Other Solutions Can Help You Feel Better
- UV lamps: These dramatically destroy and reduce potentially harmful contaminants
- Humidifiers and dehumidifiers: These work with your HVAC system to keep moisture levels balanced throughout your home
- Air filtration: These capture even the smallest contaminants and keep them from recirculating back into the home’s air
- Air purification: Contaminants are removed and destroyed before air is recirculated in the home
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- Find Indoor Air Quality Testing and Services in Your Area
If you continue not feeling well, and have more dust and dirt in your home than you need, call us and make an appointment with one of our indoor air specialists. With our extensive training and experience, we can usually make recommendations with just an inspection of your home.
We also offer other HVAC services such as furnace repair, air conditioning installation, furnace replacement, and air conditioning repair. We use the latest tools to help determine the quality of your indoor air and can provide you with the products and services you need to improve your IAQ levels.
Let’s talk about the health of your air at home
Frequent coughing, increased allergy issues, or frequent bouts of illness are a first sign the air quality in your home needs help. Noticeable dust and dirt in your home is another sign you need an IAQ plan! No matter what your indoor air quality challenge, call now for an indoor air quality assessment by Snell.
We also offer other HVAC services such as furnace repair, air conditioning installation, furnace replacement, and air conditioning repair. We use the latest tools to help determine the quality of your indoor air and can provide the insight, products, and services you need to improve your IAQ levels.