Joliet area homeowners don’t often realize this, but their indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of outdoors, especially if they don’t have the right indoor air quality solutions in place. This is because today’s home’s are built very “tightly,” disallowing any air to escape out or get in through drafty doors and windows or poorly installed insulation. This is great news for the efficiency of your HVAC systems, and therefore your budget! But it’s not so great news for your indoor air quality.
You see, contaminants, allergens, and even humidity can get trapped inside and make your home uncomfortable. Plus, this can all mess with the efficiency of your air conditioning system or heating system. Fortunately, we have the indoor air quality solutions to combat these problems. Read on as we elaborate!
“Achoo” has become part of your daily vocabulary.
Do you find yourself sneezing more and more when you’re at home? Or maybe you’re an asthma sufferer and you find that you have more symptoms when you haven’t gone outside for a while. This could be due to allergens and contaminants that have made their way into your home through your ductwork or an open window or door and have no way out.
This can include dust, pollen, animal dander, household fumes, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), and much more. There are a couple of things that might help, such as professional air duct cleaning or the installation of a whole-house air filtration system or purifier. Remember, the air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is in place to protect that system, not your indoor air quality!
It’s really muggy in your house.
Have you noticed that in addition to the heat, it seems to be really humid… not just outdoors but in your home, too? Summertime comes with higher relative humidity levels. The ideal humidity level in any given home is 30-50%. Anything above this range is considered too humid and can cause problems for both your property and your health by way of mold and mildew growth.
Your vents have dust and other debris on them.
This could mean that you need professional duct cleaning. Dirty ducts can introduce dust and mold spores into your home, which has a negative impact on your health. Duct cleaning is a great start, and you also might want to consider the installation of a UV air purifier and/or the Air Scrubber Plus.
The UV air purifier uses ultraviolet rays to eliminate single-celled organisms like bacteria and mold, while the Air Scrubber Plus is a portable filtration system that eliminates particles, chemicals, and gasses from the air in your home by passing that air through a series of heavy-duty filters.
Ask us too about the Global Plasma Solution! This provides air purification using cold plasma air purification technology in order to boost your indoor air quality, eliminating viruses, bacteria, and mold.