Why is Indoor Air Quality Important
The air inside your Warner Robins, GA home can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Levels of certain pollutants, such as the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from paints, cleaning supplies and upholstered furnishings can be up to ten times higher than outdoors. The experts at Wilson Bryant Air Conditioning understand the importance of indoor air quality when it comes to the health and well-being of your and family. We’re pleased to offer HVAC products and services that help you breathe a bit easier.
Health Effects from Indoor Air Pollutants
People who suffer from ailments like asthma, allergies and chronic respiratory conditions are typically the first to experience the negative consequences of poor indoor air quality. Effects include symptoms common to colds and the flu such as sore throats, itchy eyes, headaches, dizziness and fatigue. Other health effects are only apparent after years of exposure. Long-term exposure can result in severe health consequences, including cancer, heart disease and respiratory ailments. That’s why the EPA recommends taking steps to improve the air quality of your home even if symptoms are not immediately noticeable.
HVAC Solutions for Poor Indoor Air Quality
Adequate insulation not only rids your home of uncomfortable drafts but makes it less expensive to keep warm or cool as well. With less outdoor air drifting into your home, however, it’s even more important to monitor your home’s indoor air quality. Fortunately, there are a number of products and services that our skilled HVAC technicians can provide to keep the air that you breathe fresh and clean.
- Air Purification Systems. Whole-home air purifying systems are designed to work with your existing central heating and cooling systems. Installed in the ductwork and wired to your home’s electrical system, they’re considerably more effective at removing dust and other particulates than portable room purifiers.
- Whole-Home Air Filters. Replacing the air filter in your heating and cooling system is an inexpensive option that can enhance the quality of your indoor air. An air filter’s capacity to sift out particles is measured by its minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV). Because filters with high MERV ratings can impede air flow, it’s critical to choose the correct rating to ensure optimum performance. Our HVAC experts can recommend the filter best for your system and can upgrade older systems to maximize results.
- Duct Cleaning Services. Because all of the conditioned air delivered into your home’s living spaces must first pass through the ductwork, cleaning the ducts is a fast and affordable way to improve the air quality of your home.
As your local HVAC experts, Wilson Bryant Air Conditioning is your source for information when it comes to maintaining good air quality in your home. You look to your home as a place of rest and refuge after a busy day. Our skilled HVAC technicians are pleased to help ensure that your home is a safe, comfortable and healthy environment as well.