Air Purification & Indoor Air Cleaning
Everyone wants fresh, clean air, but did you know that the indoor air you breathe every day can be considerably more polluted than the air outside? Buildings today are tightly sealed to conserve heated and cooled air. While this saves on energy, it can also cause airborne contaminants to multiply in your indoor space. Because most of us spend 90 percent of our time indoors, it makes sense to pay attention to the quality of your indoor air.
What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?
Indoor air pollution occurs when an indoor space is invaded by fumes or invisible airborne particles that can cause everything from mild allergic reactions to serious illness or death. Carbon monoxide leaks from furnaces can be very dangerous and life-threatening, while high levels of pollen can cause sneezing, stinging eyes, coughing and a runny nose. Other indoor contaminants include mold spores, viruses, bacteria, excessive dust, toxic mold, pet dander and dust mites. When indoor air becomes polluted, those living or working in that space can experience symptoms like dizziness, nausea, fatigue, itchy skin, dry throat and coughing. For anyone who already suffers from allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions, the symptoms may be considerably worse.
How Can I Have Cleaner Indoor Air?
As a factory authorized dealer, Logan Home Energy Services has highly effective indoor air quality products that can get rid of up to 98 percent of airborne contaminants. In addition to ventilators that can introduce fresh, clean air into tightly sealed spaces, our air humidifiers can balance indoor humidity levels and introduce moisture into homes or businesses where the air is excessively dry.
We also install state-of-the-art air cleaners and air purifiers which are specially designed to trap even the smallest airborne particles. If you have a gas furnace, a carbon monoxide detector can alert you to the presence of this dangerous gas and save your life. Finally, be very careful to keep your HVAC air filters clean at all times. Clogged filters cannot effectively trap airborne contaminants, and they can also damage the motor of your heat pump, furnace or air conditioner.
How Do Air Ducts Affect Indoor Air Quality?
Many indoor air quality problems result from poor or improper HVAC maintenance. If you have central heating and cooling, it’s essential to have your air ducts cleaned and inspected every several years. All manner of pollutants from mold to bacteria can grow and multiply in your duct system, and whenever your heating or cooling system cycles on, these particles are blown into your space. Having your ducts cleaned will remove these contaminants, and your technician will seal any cracks or leaks so that the pollutants cannot get back inside. Another benefit of duct cleaning is that your HVAC system will operate more efficiently, and after cracks and leaks are sealed, your energy costs may be considerably less.
If you have concerns about your indoor air quality, call us today to discuss!