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Indoor Air Quality

Think about the air you breathe every day — how clean is it?

Most people spend most of their days indoors, and much of that time is at home. Yet, it’s easy to overlook your indoor air quality (IAQ). We might think about the temperature of our Pennsylvania homes, and even the water quality. But how often do you think about the air?

Our team has practical and sustainable suggestions to improve your indoor air quality. We specialize in creating comfortable homes. Let’s take a look at a few steps you can consider to improve the air quality in your Malvern, PA, home.

What Are the Common Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies indoor air pollution as particulate matter or gas.

Particulate matter consists of solids and liquid droplets that vary in size. Some particles are small enough to be inhaled and can cause sinus problems, burning eyes, bronchitis, and respiratory illnesses. Dust, fumes and smoke, viruses, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, bacteria, and mold are some examples.

The EPA notes that hundreds of gaseous pollutants have also been found indoors. Sources include tobacco smoke, gas stoves, exhaust fumes, laser printers, paints, building materials, furniture, adhesives, caulks, cleaning products, craft materials, pesticides, and other chemicals.

Other contributors could be inadequate ventilation, poorly maintained heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and excessive moisture creating mold and bacteria.

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3 Signals of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Sore throats, stuffy noses, constant headaches — these symptoms of poor indoor quality are often mistaken as respiratory issues.

Continual exposure to indoor pollutants can lead to more serious health consequences like heart disease, chronic respiratory illnesses, and even cancer.

Take control of the air you breathe. Call our team and schedule a free consultation to determine how we can improve your indoor air quality.

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Controlling the source of air pollution and providing adequate ventilation are both necessary to improve your air quality. Here are some products that can help:

  • A whole-house air filtration system seamlessly integrates with your ductwork to protect your entire home. They work especially for those with allergies or a respiratory condition.
  • An air cleaner or air handler could be the perfect solution. Air cleaners include different types of air purification systems, each with its own specific uses.
  • Balance your indoor humidity levels with a whole-house humidifier. Dry air can lead to sore throats, stuffy noses, an increased risk of illness, and damage to your wood furniture and flooring. The ideal humidity level is between 30% and 50%.
  • Muggy hot weather is a drag. Your AC works hard to remove some of the excess moisture in the air — another solution is to install a whole-house dehumidifier.
  • If your indoor air is stale, bring some fresh air indoors. An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is a great solution for improved comfort without increased associated costs.
  • A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) works much like an ERV in that it uses outgoing stale air to precondition incoming fresh air. You enjoy fresh air without stressing your HVAC system and paying higher energy bills. These integrate with your ductwork for an added layer of comfort.
  • For biological contaminants like mold spores, mildew, and bacteria, you need an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light. Hospitals and industrial settings have used these systems for years. Now the technology is available for your home.

Remove the Sources of Pollution

Whichever strategy you choose, these simple steps will help improve your indoor air quality:

  • Change or clean air filters according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Seal leaks in your ductwork.
  • Vacuum and dust regularly.
  • Drain dehumidifiers daily and clean the reservoir.
  • Clean refrigerator drip pans regularly.

Installing or Replacing Your Indoor Air Quality System

Our licensed professionals are trained to work with indoor air quality systems. We specialize in retrofitting equipment in older homes, along with new construction and remodeling jobs.

Want to replace a component? We install and replace all makes and models of HVAC equipment. We only use top-quality parts and materials to get the job done right.

Repairing Your Indoor Air Quality System

Call us right away if you detect an issue with your equipment. Whether your system starts making a strange noise or isn’t responding correctly, our team will quickly troubleshoot the problem and resolve it.

We offer 24/7 emergency repair to be there when you need us. Don’t wait until a minor issue turns into a costly repair — give us a call.

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance for Your IAQ System

Preventative maintenance plays a vital role in the performance of all your heating and cooling equipment. Let’s work together to create a planned maintenance schedule that fits your needs and budget.

Ask about our Energy Saving Program that offers significant cost savings on service calls, repairs, and parts. Sign up today and enjoy peace of mind knowing a trusted professional is watching over your HVAC equipment.

Call Your Indoor Air Quality Experts: Timothy Off

Take steps to control the air quality in your West Chester, PA, home. Timothy Off is a trusted source for all your home comfort needs.

Call 484-406-4485 to request service today.

Indoor Air Quality FAQs

Why do I have poor indoor air quality?

Common causes of poor indoor air quality include excess dust, smoke, pet dander, and bacteria. These can be caused by crafting materials, poor ventilation, gas stoves, smoking, cleaning products, pets, and more.

How do I know I have poor indoor air quality?

Itchy eyes, dry skin, worsening allergy symptoms, bronchitis, sinus problems, an overabundance of dust, mold, or mildew, and an influx of unwanted pests can all indicate poor indoor air quality.

How can I improve my home’s indoor air quality?

A whole-home air filtration system is a great solution for improved indoor air quality. These systems remove pollutants from your air as they pass through the system. Other options include air scrubbers, dehumidifiers, and a range of ventilators.

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