Home Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a hot topic these days, especially as it relates to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tells us that indoor air may be much more polluted than outdoor air. That’s because buildings today are tightly sealed to prevent the loss of heated and cooled air. While conserving energy is a good thing, the downside is that indoor air can become stale, stuffy and highly polluted. The good news is that as a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, Wilson Bryant Air Conditioning provides a variety of products and services specially designed to keep indoor air fresh, healthy and clean.
What Is Indoor Air Pollution?
IAQ is a measure of the quality of your indoor air. Although it might look just fine, indoor air can carry viruses, bacteria and other invisible particles that cause symptoms from sneezing and watery eyes to headaches and skin rashes. For anyone with allergies or asthma, symptoms can intensify, making an existing condition even worse. Indoor air can also be polluted by mold growing in an air conditioner or by airborne pet dander. A variety of pollutants can collect in your duct work, anything from insect droppings and excessive dust to small pests like rodents. Whenever your heating or cooling system kicks in, these particles are blown into your indoor space.
How Can I Have Cleaner Indoor Air?
At Wilson Bryant Air Conditioning, we offer a complete line of innovative products made specifically to generate cleaner and fresher indoor air. There are whole-house air filtration systems that can rid your indoor air of almost 100 percent of airborne contaminants. We also supply and install ventilation systems that can replace stale and musty air with air that’s fresh and clean. UV lights can prevent mold from getting a stronghold in your HVAC equipment, while humidity control systems can prevent your indoor space from becoming too moist or too dry.
Why Should I Schedule An Air Duct Inspection?
Duct work is notorious for harboring indoor air pollutants. The warm, moist and dark environment is a perfect spot for contaminants to collect and multiply. We suggest to our clients that air ducts be cleaned and inspected every several years. Using high-tech equipment, one of our NATE-Certified technicians can look deeply into your air ducts and clean out anything that has accumulated there. Your technician will also check the duct work for cracks and leaks where contaminants can get in. An added bonus of having your duct work inspected is that after cracks and leaks are sealed, you may see a reduction in your monthly utility bills. Many of our Macon, GA customers also find that their heating and cooling systems function more effectively after obstructions and debris are cleaned out of the system.