Home Air Quality
Do you know if the air in your home is clean?… and Why you should have Reiter Way Cooling evaluate the air quality in your home?
Over time your air conditioning system and ducts can become polluted with mold, bacteria, smoke residue, dirt and dust. Extended exposure to these types of contaminants can cause extreme illness or worse.
We are experts in indoor air quality and we can provide you with a valuable analysis of your home’s air quality. We will work with you to ensure the air quality in your home is the best it can be. That way you and your family will not only breathe easier but be able to enjoy peace of mind as well. Call today (863) 617-7143
FYI: To determine if pollutants are in your air requires collecting air samples, examining human exposure, collecting samples from surfaces in the home and computer modeling of air flow. (Yes we do all that… pretty impressive huh?)
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) a term which refers to the air quality in and around your home, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of the occupants. IAQ can be affected by gases (including radon, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds), particulates, microbial contaminants (bacteria, mold), or any stressor that can bring about adverse health conditions.
Controlling the source, filtration and ventilation to reduce or eliminate contaminants are the primary ways for improving indoor air quality in most homes. Indoor air quality can further be improved by routine cleaning of carpets and area rugs.
The Sniff Test
Yes, the sniff test is one way, the simplest way, to determine if the air in your home needs to be improved. The best way, however, is to have us test and examine the potential health concerns resulting from poor air quality.
Ultra violet germicidal lights are the most common remedy for indoor air quality problems. They are very effective at eradicating mold and microbial growth — yuck! Usually they are placed inside the air handler so they will get rid of growth on your evaporator coil that restricts air flow and reduces the efficient operation of your system. Best practices – install a UV light above and below the evaporator coil. This ensures total coverage and penetration of the ultraviolet light.
Perhaps the simplest and most efficient methods to clean in home air is by using a high MERV filter. Many varieties are available at stores like Home Depot or Lowe’s. A MERV rating of 8 or higher is the best for removing pollutants from your air.
If someone in your home suffers from a severe respiratory ailment like asthma, bronchitis or many allergies – an electronic air cleaner may be the best solution. They can remove pollen, dust mites, pet dander and other contaminants. In fact electronic air cleaners will filter particulate as small as .03 microns.
For more information or to schedule an indoor air quality test call (863) 617-7143