Indoor Air Quality
The majority of Pennsylvania homeowners don’t think about their homes’ indoor air quality, or IAQ. The typical assumption is the air is fine as long as there are no odors. But this could not be further from the truth. Indoor air pollution is much greater than our outdoor pollution here in the Philadelphia suburbs.
At All Seasons Comfort Control, we know just how much of a health risk poor indoor air quality is to your wellness. That’s why we take indoor air quality very seriously and make it a priority to help you improve the indoor air you breathe.
What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Poor indoor air quality can negatively affect your health, particularly if you suffer from chronic conditions like asthma or allergies. It’s critical to find the cause in your home and address it.
Indoor air quality is affected by anything that releases gas or particles. Indoor environmental toxins exist in your Bucks County area home’s air from various pollutants such as cleaning and personal-care products, smoking, burning of fossil fuel, and some types of treated wood and building materials.
Other contributors could be inadequate ventilation, unmaintained heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and excessive moisture creating mold and bacteria. Sometimes a leaking plumbing system can be responsible for a mold issue.
How Can You Recognize Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Many times symptoms of poor indoor quality are mistaken as respiratory issues such as a cold or allergies. Common immediate health reactions are flu-like symptoms, dizziness, headaches, nose bleeds, fatigue, sore throats, and upper respiratory congestion.
Continual or repeated exposure to indoor pollutants can result in more serious health conditions like heart disease, respiratory diseases, and even cancer. These possibilities can be avoided by taking the proper precautions with your home’s indoor air.
What All Seasons Comfort Control Recommends in the Bucks County Area
We offer the highest-quality systems as well as those with the most efficiency and effectiveness to help you achieve excellent indoor air quality. Our HVAC professionals have specialized training to install, replace, repair, and maintain many different types of systems to promote superior indoor air quality in your home.
At All Seasons Comfort Control, though we work with several types of systems, the ones we recommend time after time with the greatest results are:
• Whole-house dehumidifiers. Whole-house dehumidifiers attach to your HVAC system and regulate your home’s humidity level by removing excess moisture from your home’s air. Too much moisture breeds mold and mildew, damaging your Pennsylvania home’s interior and sending dangerous spores into your home’s breathing air.
• Whole-house humidifiers. Whole-house humidifiers work in the opposite manner of dehumidifiers. Like the dehumidifier, these attach to your home’s HVAC system. But these systems distribute moisture into a too-dry atmosphere. A lack of moisture damages your home and can cause breathing and illness issues for you.
• Ultraviolet (UV) lights. We install UV lights in your HVAC system, so the UV light destroys the microbes in the air as the air passes through the lamp. The now-clean air circulates throughout your Pennsylvania home.
• Air purifiers. Our professionals attach the air purifier to your existing heating system. The air purifier has filters to stop pollutant particles from passing into your home’s air. Depending on your needs, filters vary in type and material.
• Air scrubbers. Air scrubbers attach to your forced-air HVAC system’s ductwork. As airborne contaminants pass through the air scrubber’s technology, these contaminants are transformed into oxidizers and dispersed into your home’s air, eliminating air and surface pathogens.
• Air filters. Your heating and cooling system uses an air filter to catch dirt, dust, and particles. Your filter’s particular Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV), ranging from 1 to 20, is contingent on what your HVAC system dictates. We recommend changing or cleaning your air filter, depending on its type, every three months at a minimum.
• Ventilators. Our team installs ventilation units in conjunction with your HVAC system. Different ventilators like energy recovery ventilators (ERVs), heat recovery ventilators (HRVs), and exhaust fans help bring essential ventilation into your Philadelphia suburbs home to provide fresh air.
• Media air cleaners. These air cleaners are whole-house air cleaners that work in tandem with your home’s heating and cooling system. The media air cleaner blocks more pollutants, dust, allergens, mold spores, and debris than standard filters and brings fresher and cleaner air to your home, thereby improving your indoor air quality.
• Electronic air cleaners. These air cleaners are also whole-house cleaners working with your Bucks County and surrounding areas home’s HVAC system. They use electronically charged particles to attract particles to filter your air. Their filters need to be washed regularly instead of replaced.
For more information on any of these indoor air quality systems, talk with one of our All Seasons Comfort Control specialists. If financing can help you with investing in any of these systems, we offer several options. Be sure to speak with us about them.
We Install, Replace, Repair, and Maintain Indoor Air Quality Systems
Our All Seasons Comfort Control professionals are highly certified and trained to work with indoor air quality systems. Knowing our team is both North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified provides you with an added level of confidence.
If you are looking to expand your HVAC system to address your indoor air quality, we only install or replace systems of the highest quality and caliber. And when our indoor air quality experts make repairs, we only use top-quality parts and materials so you know your repair will last.
We also perform regular preventative maintenance on these systems to keep them running at peak performance and help give you the cleanest air to breathe in your home. Talk with one of team members about our Maintenance Club to help you with your maintenance. Our maintenance agreement program provides you with discounts and perks. Become a club member today.
Contact Us With Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
When you need to improve your home’s indoor air quality, our All Seasons Comfort Control professionals are here in the Bucks County, PA, area to help. Your home’s air quality is critical to your well-being. You only want the best, so give us a call at 215-860-0111 or request service online today.