We often assume that the air we breathe in our homes or offices is clean. However, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air we breathe indoors can be more polluted than outdoor air. There are ways to keep the indoor air of your Greensboro, North Carolina, home or office clean and free from pollutants. Your local heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor can help. The technicians at Air Treatment Inc. are trained in all aspects of indoor climate control, including indoor air quality.
Common Indoor Air Pollutants
Houses today are more airtight than ever, important for energy conservation and comfort. The downside is that pollutants can build up inside. Common household pollutants include:
- Animal hair and dander.
- Dust mites and cockroach parts.
- Bacteria and viruses.
- Volatile organic compounds.
- Tobacco smoke.
Gases are the most common indoor pollutant, released from cooking, combustion heating sources, household products and building materials. Craft products, cleaning supplies, paint, cosmetics, pesticides and air fresheners are common sources of household VOCs.
These substances can aggravate existing health problems such as asthma and allergies. They can also cause health problems, including dizziness, nausea, headaches and respiratory problems. High humidity creates an environment for biologic particulates to grow and can increase concentration of pollutants.
Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality
To keep your home’s air fresh and clean, it is important to refresh the air through ventilation and air exchange. When possible, open windows to bring in fresh air. Use ventilation fans to exhaust humid, stale air. There are also devices that work with your HVAC system to clean and refresh the air.
We will talk with you about your indoor air quality requirements and suggest simple ways to improve it. We may recommend products that increase ventilation, kill viruses and bacteria and regulate humidity. Products include:
- Whole-house ventilation systems.
- UV lamps that kill pathogens.
- Equipment that regulates humidity.
- High-quality HVAC filters.
- Air purifiers.
- Carbon monoxide alarms.
Call the Experts
Air Treatment Inc. has served residential and commercial customers in Guilford County and nearby communities since 2010. We are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, which requires technological expertise and stellar customer service. Our technicians are NATE-certified in core competencies and specialties, including indoor air quality.
For more information about improving air quality in your home or business, call to talk to our friendly technicians.