Indoor Air Quality Services and Productsfor El Paso and Surrounding Areas
Most homeowners recognize the role HVAC equipment plays in comfort and safety, but they often overlook indoor air quality (IAQ). As a result, many homes fall short in the area of healthy air. Here’s what you need to know.
Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?
Bad air can be responsible for a host of problems: bloody noses, allergies, viruses, and bacteria growth, to name a few. Individually, many of these ill-effects could be considered minor. However, prolonged exposure to indoor pollution can lead to permanent, long-term effects such as decreased lung capacity, sleep disorders, pregnancy problems, and liver or kidney issues.
Experts say that indoor air can hold significantly more pollutants than outside air. Other research shows that the typical American spend 90% of their time indoors. Additionally, most homes have more than one pollutant. This data reflects the seriousness of making sure that the air inside your home is fresh and clean.
What Causes Air Quality Problems?
Bad air stems from a wide range of sources. The obvious ones include glues, dust, dry cleaning, tobacco smoke and pet dander. Other causes are more subtle: moth repellents, aerosols, nonstick cookware and scented candles. Some volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are initially distinct, such as with new carpet and paint. Although they fade over time, harmful effects can linger for months and years.
Another aspect of good IAQ that many homeowners overlook is humidity. Dry air increases the risk of infections and causes dry, chapped skin. Moisture-laden air provides an environment in which dust mites and mildew thrive. Maintaining good indoor air quality means finding a balance between the two extremes.
How Can You Improve the Air Quality in Your Home?
Typically, you cannot see indoor air pollution, but you certainly feel its effects. The first step to improving your IAQ is to diagnose any contaminants that are lurking inside your home. Through an IAQ audit, our technicians can identify the pollutants, as well as pinpoint the sources.
Temperature, freshness and humidity all affect the quality of the air inside your home. Scott Heating, Cooling & Plumbing carries a selection of products that clean the air (air cleaners and home air purifiers) and ensure adequate airflow (ventilators). Our air humidifiers and dehumidifiers help you balance moisture levels. Armed with the audit information, we can advise you on which products and methods will best counteract or eliminate the contaminants in your home.
Life is full of things to worry about, but poor indoor air quality shouldn’t be one of them. By partnering with Scott Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, you can take the steps necessary to help your family breathe more comfortably and ensure that your home is safe and healthy. Our service area includes Anthony, Horizon, El Paso, San Elizario, Clint, Fabens, Canutillo, Fort Bliss, TX, Sunland Park, Santa Teresa, Anthony, NM and the surrounding areas.