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Indoor Air Quality FAQs

indoor air quality faqs Memphis
Our home is where we go to find refuge from the world and be safe. In order to stay while enjoying our time at home, it’s important that we have good air quality. Otherwise, we will be exposed to indoor allergens like dust mites, pet dander and mold spores. The good news is, you can improve the air quality inside of your home with air duct cleaning.  Here are some indoor air quality FAQs that we receive frequently from customers.

Why does indoor air quality matter?

Data from the Environmental Protection Agency shows that air inside of homes and other buildings can be drastically more polluted than outdoor air, including the air of the world’s largest cities! Since most people spend the majority of their live’s inside, it’s extremely important to make sure you aren’t breathing in polluted air, chemicals and allergens all day and all night long.

Do I Need a Programmable Thermostat?

If your household is constantly busy and on the move, a programmable thermostat is a very good investment. They allow you to program your thermostat at different temperatures that will automatically change throughout the day. This means cost savings on energy in your pocket.

Why does indoor air quality matter?

Data from the Environmental Protection Agency shows that air inside of homes and other buildings can be drastically more polluted than outdoor air, including the air of the world’s largest cities! Since most people spend the majority of their live’s inside, it’s extremely important to make sure you aren’t breathing in polluted air, chemicals and allergens all day and all night long.

What About a Zoned Thermostat?

If you have an older home and have not updated the equipment and have leaky ductwork, the air in your home may be impacted. Lack of updated or maintained equipment can make the air too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer, leaving you and your family dealing with uncomfortable settings and even sleepless nights. When the air is too dry it can even damage your furniture and the woodwork of your home in addition to leaving you with dry, itchy skin. To fix these problems and discomfort, we recommend using a bypass humidifier if your home gets too dry in the winter and a dehumidifier for the those sticky summer days.

What’s the Cause of Indoor Air Problems?

Data shows that most indoor air pollution comes from materials that release particles or gases into the air, including:

  • Combustion Sources: Tobacco products, coal, oil, gas, kerosene, wood and so on
  • Building Materials: Deteriorating insulation that contains asbestos, wet carpet.
  • Home Furnishings: Furniture and cabinets made out of pressed wood
  • Household Products: Anything you use in the home that has chemicals in it can impact your air quality. This includes cleaning products, personal care products, air fresheners, paint strippers and maintenance products.
  • HVAC System: Central heating and cooling systems that aren’t properly maintained and repaired.
  • Outside Sources: Any pesticides that are used outdoors that contain radon can impact your indoor air.

How Do I Improve Humidity Levels in My Home?

If you have an older home and have not updated the equipment and have leaky ductwork, the air in your home may be impacted. Lack of updated or maintained equipment can make the air too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer, leaving you and your family dealing with uncomfortable settings and even sleepless nights. When the air is too dry it can even damage your furniture and the woodwork of your home in addition to leaving you with dry, itchy skin. To fix these problems and discomfort, we recommend using a bypass humidifier if your home gets too dry in the winter and a dehumidifier for the those sticky summer days.

Can a UV Light Improve the Air Quality in My House?

Yes! The use of a specialized ultraviolet air treatment system that is placed in the return air ductwork and by the indoor cooling coil can help improve your home or office building’s air quality. It works by continuously emitting a high intensity UV energy. This energy kills a very high percentage of the airborne bacteria and germs that pass over the UV light field located inside of the ductwork. When you place another UV light next to the indoor cooling coil, it works to eliminate the growth of mold, mildew and other contaminant