Indoor air pollution has been found to be 100 times worse than outdoor pollution. And since people typically spend 60-90% of their lives indoors, this can cause major health concerns if it is not addressed. Activities such as smoking, using air fresheners or household cleaning products are some of the common reasons for indoor pollutants. Other issues can arise due to emissions from a faulty stove or furnace, which is why it’s important for our technicians to evaluate your equipment every year. While some of these problems are unavoidable, the issue becomes when the home is incapable of diluting the pollution due to high humidity or improper ventilation.
Dry skin, itchy eyes, headaches or any similar symptoms commonly associated with allergies, stale smells in your home or even cracked furniture can all point to signs that your indoor air quality is poor. And two out of three IAQ issues can directly involve the HVAC system. Start improving your life today with ServiceMark’s Healthy Home Solutions:
Air cleaning devices are intended to remove pollutants from indoor air. Some air cleaning devices are designed to be installed in the ductwork of a home’s central heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system to clean the air in the whole house. Portable room air cleaners can be used to clean the air in a single room or specific areas, but they are not intended for whole-house filtration and removing gaseous pollutants.
Commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. The moisture they add to dry air also helps alleviate common nuisances brought on by winter heating, such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, and cracks in paint and furniture. A humidifier system is installed directly to your central, new or existing, heating and cooling system. Water is supplied to the humidifier and as the warm air moves across the humidifier the water is evaporated and the properly humidified air is distributed throughout your home.
Without proper cleaning and maintenance, contaminants such as dust, dust mites, pet dander and pollen can collect in your ventilation system. Our expert technicians provide an advanced “source-removal” duct cleaning using high-velocity air hoses and a high-power HEPA-Aire vacuum to dislodge and remove debris. Then (if applicable) they’ll clean your duct surfaces with an environmentally safe sanitizing agent.
Removing moisture from wet indoor air can help balance indoor humidity levels and minimize the potential for mold and other pollutants.
Proper airflow in and out of the home is key to indoor air quality control. If you feel drafts or find yourself constantly adjusting your thermostat to feel more comfortable, you may have air leakage in your ducts, windows, doors and attic or crawl spaces. This can allow unwanted outdoor contaminants in and if ventilation measures, such as bathroom exhaust fans, aren’t working than these harmful materials can linger throughout the home. Our BPI-certified auditors can help pinpoint where these leaks are and perform the necessary measures to fix these infiltration issues. Check out our Energy Audits/Weatherization page for more information.