Why Does The Quality Of Your Indoor Air Matter?
Believe it or not, your home’s air quality can have a profound impact on your health. Poor indoor air quality can lead to coughing, eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and even asthma attacks. Protecting your family’s health starts with paying attention to the air you breathe. It’s important to watch for these signs of indoor air pollution:
- Impeded airflow
- A stuffy or musty smell coming from your vents
- Faulty HVAC equipment
- Visibly dirty HVAC equipment
- Uneven humidity levels
- Unvented combustion air sources for fossil fuel appliances
- Noticeable changes in a family member’s health
- Breathing easier outside the home
- Damaged flue pipes or chimneys
- Presence of microbiological agents
- Homes built between 1940 and late 1970s
Choose The RIGHT Indoor Air Quality Company By Asking The RIGHT Questions
All service companies are alike, right? Wrong. According to the US Department of Energy, the heating and cooling contractor you choose makes a BIG difference. The exact same equipment can be installed perfectly or poorly. To assist you in the hunt for the right HVAC company, here are some key questions you shouldn’t forget to ask.
We don’t hire anyone who calls themselves an HVAC technician. In fact, we won’t even consider someone for the job if they don’t have the kind and friendly personality we’re looking for. It takes more than training and experience to make a great technician.
Yes. Yes. And yes. Not only are we fully licensed, bonded, and insured, our technicians are also NATE and EPA certified. We make sure every one of our technicians is FULLY up to date with the latest regulations.
We give you the ultimate guarantee. You’re either 100% happy with our work, or you get 100% of your money back. And this lasts for a FULL year!
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Your Central Heating System And Indoor Air Quality
Most central air systems are made up of a few large units. There’s the compressor that sits outside your house and there’s your furnace. Though you may not realize it, your furnace is responsible for both heating and air conditioning. All air — hot or cold — is filtered through the furnace before it enters your home. To cool the air, the compressor uses refrigerant to cool air before sending it through the furnace. This is why it’s so important to regularly change your air filter.
Standard furnaces are equipped with a filter that purifies the air before releasing it into your home. High quality air filters trap pet hair, dander and other airborne particles. If you want to stop indoor air pollution, it’s critical that you change your air filter at least twice a year — if not more. If you have questions about your air filter, or need help changing it, call Moore Home Services.
Does Ductwork Affect Indoor Air Quality?
Not all homes have ductwork, but if your home does, don’t ignore them! Even if you routinely change your air filter, that won’t help if your air travels through dirty ducts before you inhale it. Most ductwork is found in a home’s attic. If your ducts have holes or gaps, it’s easy for stale and dirty air to mix with your clean air and pollute your home.
Leaks and holes in air ducts can also allow heated and cooled air to escape, forcing your system to run inefficiently. If you think your ducts have seen better days, don’t hesitate to call Moore Home Services to whip your ducts into shape.