Home’s built today aremore tightly constructed than even a decade ago. Energy efficiency is almosteveryone’s goal and tight construction is one way of achieving it.Unfortunately, saving energy with a tightly sealed home has the unfortunateeffect of poor indoor air quality. Just how bad it is can be surprising.According to the EPA, the air inside modern homes may be five to one hundredtimes more polluted with harmful substances, than the air outdoors. If you’reconcerned about air quality, Garland Heating and Air Conditioning can help youin improving your home’s indoor air quality. We can assist you in the solutionthrough HEPA filters with approved systems, or the installation of anair purifying system used in conjunction with your heating and airconditioning in Dallas, TX. Inaddition, the following tips to improve indoor air quality may assistyou:
One of the reasons ofpoor indoor air quality is a lack of air exchange between the indoors andoutdoor air. Older home’s have air leaks, although you may be unaware of it.These leaks allow outdoor air in, and indoor air out. The exchange reduceslevels of pollutants in the home. Thesources of bad indoor air may surprise you, and include:
• The materials used to construct your home
• Pressed wood products such as furniture orcabinets
• Carpeting and potentially other flooringproducts
• Air fresheners
• Dirty air filters in your home’s heatingand air conditioning in Dallas, TX
• Unvented gas or kerosene heaters, and notusing the ventilation exhaust fan with a gas stove
• Some paints, always choose paint that says itcontains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
• Personal care products
• Chlorine gas from showering
• Pesticide treatments
Polluted indoor aircan cause illness, exacerbate allergies, asthma and chronic lung conditions,and may even cause cancer. Garland Heating and Air Conditioning can improveyour indoor air. Give our NATE certified technicians a call to schedule a consultation about awhole house air purifying system for your home.
Other Ways to HelpReduce Dangerous Pollution
Every day, Americansacross the nation unknowingly use harmful products in their homes. Always check the label, and select those whichsay no VOCs,. Avoid spraying pesticides, use only all natural cleaners, andmake your own air freshener. Check for products that state they contain low orzero VOCs, or use natural products.
Newer homes shouldhave heating and air conditioning systems with air-to-air heat exchangers,which bring outdoor air into the home without wasting energy or affecting itsenergy efficiency. Ensuring annual heating and air conditioning inDallas, TXmaintenance is provided will ensure peak performance, and thelongest possible lifespan, and that it remains clean. With maintenance androutine air filter changes, the air in your home will be cleaner and healthierfor you.
One of the best thingsyou can do to allow polluted air put, and fresh air in is to open windows anddoors, allowing fresh air in. In addition, always use bath and kitchen exhaustfans when showering or cooking, especially on a gas stove. If you don’t use theexhaust fan, when you cook with gas carbon monoxide is being emitted in yourkitchen. You can also turn these fans on intermittently to reduce the level ofbad indoor air. After showering or bathing allow the bathroom exhaust fan torun for at least twenty minutes. This will ensure the removal of moisture anddrying of damp surfaces such as walls.
Use the best qualityair filter your home’s heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX cantolerate. HEPA filters do a fantastic job, but if your system isn’tdesigned for HEPA, it can damage the system. You can always consider a systemengineered for using HEPA filters when it is time to replace your homes heatingand air conditioning in Dallas, TX. Although not as effective as a HEPA,quality pleated filters do a good job of removing contaminants from the air.Most heating and air conditioning in Dallas, TX can tolerate thepleated filter, but to be on the safe side contact the manufacturer or yourGarland Heating and Air Conditioning HVAC technician. Low costfiberglass filter will not help the air quality in your home at all.
Controlling humiditywill help improve the air quality. Dust mites, mold and mildew have ahard time developing with a humidity of 30 to 60 percent. Lower humidity can cause sore throats, and make youvulnerable to colds, flu and other illness. Our technicians can install a wholehouse humidifier for use in the winter, and a dehumidifier for summer use. Bothdevices are integrated in your home’s heating and air conditioning inDallas, TX. You will be more comfortable, and should experience lessillness.
Garland Heating andAir Conditioning NATE certified technicians professionals have theexpertise to provide your home with reliable installation of heating and airconditioning in Dallas, TX, maintenance and repair. Contact us toreceive the cleanest indoor air quality possible. We serve Dallas, Planoand the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.