Breathe Cleaner Air
The Environmental Protection Agency warns that indoor air quality is among the most prominent health concerns facing Americans. Air pollution levels are often higher indoors than out, and those elevated levels not only affect your comfort but your health as well. Poor air quality exacerbates allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions, even in healthy individuals. The EPA advises that it can cause fatigue, chronic headaches and irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, throat and lungs. MoreVent is committed to helping the families in our service areas breathe cleaner air that protects their health. Contact us today to learn more about our indoor air quality solutions.
Why Indoor Air Quality is Important
Poor indoor air quality can affect your entire respiratory system. Studies also show that it can make you more prone to respiratory illnesses and even play a role in the onset of asthma. People who suffer from allergies, asthma, COPD and other breathing issues often experience heightened symptoms. Dry skin and sinuses can be even more common during the heating season, and many people experience sporadic dizziness, frequent headaches and even extended periods of fatigue.
There are also some big-picture issues with poor air quality that are worth considering. It often sets the stage for an environment in which bacteria, viruses and so forth are more prevalent and illnesses are more easily transmitted. Such an environment is also conducive to mildew and toxic mold growth, and it increases the likeliness of higher moisture levels and thus the potential for water damage.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
There are many ways to improve indoor air quality in your home. It often begins with winning the battle against dust and ensuring that you are not inadvertently introducing contaminants. Change air filters on a regular basis, and if you are a pet owner, groom them regularly to control dander. When the weather is nice, you can also open some windows in order to increase natural ventilation. We also highly recommend a seasonal HVAC tune-up. During that appointment, our expert HVAC technicians will clean your equipment and ensure that it is not contributing to reduced air quality. Our team can also install an air purification system.
Air Quality Tips
- Change Filters
- Open Windows
- Clean Registers
- Clean Ducts
- Clean Floors
- Groom Pets
- Clean Fans
Routine HVAC maintenance is imperative to keeping your heating and cooling costs low and ensuring a long lifespan for your equipment. But it is also integral to air quality due to the role your HVAC system plays in ventilation and humidity. Regular inspections will ensure that your equipment is clean and not introducing contaminants into the home and that the ventilation system is functioning as well. It also a good idea to have your ductwork cleaned and inspected for damage every several years or so.
Air Filters & Enhanced Filtration
Regularly changing your air filters is essential to keeping dust and other contaminants out of your HVAC system. The general advice is to change them out every three months, but it is best to inspect them visually each month and change them whenever dust accumulation is visible. You may also want to consider a whole-house air cleaner, such as the AirRanger system. It integrates into your existing HVAC air filtration system and is able to trap dust, pollen, pathogens and much more.
UVC Air Purifiers
Another option to protect your family and improve the indoor air quality in your home is a UVC air purifier. UVC stands for ultraviolet C, which is an invisible light used in hospitals to clean and disinfect surfaces. We can install a UVC air purifier, such as a Series3 model, directly into your existing heating and cooling system. As air passes through the filter, the ultraviolet radiation neutralizes bacteria, viruses and mold.
Air scrubbers are among the most recent innovations in air cleaning. Developing an air scrubber was originally a joint project with NASA for the purposes of the International Space Station. The technology has since been refined for home use and is now recognized as Certified Space Technology by the Space Foundation. It is the only air cleaning product to receive that certification. An air scrubber for the home kills microorganisms with ultraviolet light but also creates oxygen and hydrogen molecules that scrub the air of volatile organic compounds and other gases.
The experts at MoreVent install the indoor air quality equipment you need to make your home more comfortable and efficient, such as a whole house humidifier. Our team can install a dedicated humidifier into your current heating system which will help maintain an optimal relatively humidity throughout your home all winter long. You and your family will be more comfortable while also lower your heating costs.
HVAC Repair & Replacement Services
MoreVent offers a full range of repair and replacement services for residential heating and cooling systems. If your current heating system is older than 12 years, we strongly encourage considering replacement. The new models are not only more energy efficient but environmentally friendly, and they can make a difference in the indoor air quality that you enjoy in your home.
Choose MoreVent for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
MoreVent has served homeowners in Pennsylvania and Delaware for more than 20 years. We provide reliable HVAC services at fair prices that can keep your heating and cooling equipment ruining well and improve the indoor air quality in your home. If you have any questions about your air quality options or would like to learn about our other services, call us at 1-484-203-8420 or contact us online today.