Indoor Air Quality Services
Did you know there’s a pretty good chance the air in your home is more polluted than the air found outside? The Environmental Protection Agency says that indoor air quality is a major public health concern. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to improve the quality of the air you breathe and Webb’s Electric, Heating & Air Conditioning can help you get the job done right.
Understanding Indoor Air Pollution
Energy efficient modern homes and buildings are constructed to be as airtight as possible. While this promotes lower energy usage and utility bills by keeping conditioned air in, it also prevents things like duct, mold, bacteria, pet dander and other pollutants from getting out. When trapped in the air, these contaminants can cause such symptoms as headaches, rashes, fatigue, eye and throat irritations and respiratory problems. For those with allergies or asthma, symptoms can worsen with exposure.
Improving the Air You Breathe
As indoor air has become more polluted, the HVAC industry has responded by developing a host of products that remove and neutralize contaminants. They include:
- Air purifiers and air cleaners: These devices can often be purchased as stafandalone items or as whole-house models that work with your HVAC system to constantly filter and clean indoor air. High power, whole-house designs, such as those manufactured by Carrier, can greatly improve indoor air quality.
- Ventilators: These machines pump stale, polluted indoor air outside while bringing in fresher outdoor air. Some models even offer energy recovery, which means heating or cooling from the indoor air will transfer to the fresh, new supply to help control utility bills.
- Humidifiers: Dry, wintertime air can wreak havoc on home occupants by producing such symptoms as dry skin, sore throats, increased likelihood of illness and so on. Whole house humidifiers that work in conjunction with ducted furnaces or heat pumps provide a solution.
Call on the Pros
The team of experts at Webb’s Electric, Heating and Air Conditioning is ready to help you improve the quality of the air in your home. Just give us a call today to find out more about our solutions to have you breathing easier in no time at all.