Are you concerned about poor indoor air quality? If so, you are not alone. The EPA reports that the air inside many homes and commercial buildings can be up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. The pros at Jake's Heating, Air & Plumbing offer indoor air quality testing, products and services to help improve home's air quality in Greenfield and throughout Hancock and Henry counties.
The Importance of Good Air Quality
There are many causes of poor indoor air quality. Beginning in the 1970s, there was a movement toward better insulated homes and commercial buildings. This was an effort to improve energy efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs. Unfortunately, this resulted in less air exchange between the indoors and outside, which results in more pollutants becoming trapped indoors.
Indoor air is often contaminated by pollutants that include:
- Pet dander
- Household chemicals
- Mold spores
- Bacteria and viruses
In homes with central air conditioners, heat pumps, or forced air heating systems, a duct system is used to move heated and cooled air to the different areas of your home. The ducts can collect dust, pet dander, dirt, mold, bugs, mites, and other contaminants over time. This can result in diminished indoor air quality.
We can eliminate the contaminants inside your duct system with professional duct cleaning service. Our Total Source Removal cleaning process is designed to remove dirt and debris from your ductwork efficiently. Our experts use video inspection cameras to see inside your ductwork, detect any larger issues, and show you how clean the ducts are after the cleaning is finished.
Indoor Air Quality Products
We install products to help improve your indoor air quality, with a great selection of high-efficiency filters, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and UV filtration systems. UV germicidal lights work by attacking the DNA in the organisms, which destroys them and keeps them from reproducing inside your duct system and HVAC equipment. UV lights are installed in the air handlers and treat the air as it moves through the system.
Heating and cooling systems usually use air filters to remove larger particles and protect your heating and air conditioning system from damage. While standard filters remove larger particles, they are often inefficient for smaller contaminants. High-efficiency filters are effective for removing smaller particulates from the air, leaving the air cleaner and healthier.
Poor indoor air quality can make us sick. The particulates in the air can be problematic for people with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. Bacteria, mold, and viruses can lead to a range of health problems. Certain toxic chemicals have been linked to serious health conditions, including some cancers. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve indoor air quality, and we can help.