The Basics of Indoor Air Quality
You might expect indoor air to be less polluted than outdoor air, but the reality is often the opposite. In fact, your home could be up to several times more polluted than the air outside. The primary culprit is a mixture of small, airborne contaminants known as particulate matter. These particles can become concentrated to potentially hazardous levels indoors, particularly in places that aren’t well-ventilated. Many of them are small enough to be inhaled, making them especially problematic. The most common of these troublesome particulate pollutants include the following:
- Human and pet dander
- Fungal spores
- Dust and dust mites
- Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide
- Volatile organic compounds
- Tobacco smoke
Understanding the Risks
The good news is that most of these pollutants are relatively harmless in low concentrations. Indeed, particulate matter is virtually ubiquitous in indoor settings. However, the concerning fact is that you may have an air quality problem without even realizing it. Air quality testing is the best way to be sure, but it’s also important to know the potential signs.
In the short term, exposure to poor IAQ often produces allergy-like symptoms. This includes sneezing, coughing, irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract, difficulty breathing, headache, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. More prolonged or pronounced exposure can lead to serious complications like respiratory illness, organ or nervous system damage and cancer.
Affordable Air Quality Solutions
Considering the serious risks, it’s clear to see why monitoring and controlling indoor air quality is so important. It’s also clear that it demands expert attention. At Del’s Heating & Air Conditioning, our service technicians have a keen understanding of the challenges posed by indoor air quality. We also draw on a wealth of experience and training to help you find affordable and effective air quality solutions.
We employ several strategies to help manage your air quality. Air cleaners and air purifiers such as a Reme Halo air purifier use advanced filtration to strip particulate matter from the air. These systems can remove up to a staggering 99.99 percent of airborne allergens and particulates. Air humidifiers can keep humidity in check, while ventilators flush out stale air and replace it with fresh, clean air.
Quality Insulation Installation Services
Quality insulation is one of the best investments you can make for the comfort and efficiency of your home. Adequate insulation acts as a strong thermal barrier, meaning it reduces the transfer of heat through your roof and walls. This keeps warm air inside in winter, but it also keeps hot air outside during the summer months. However, you’ll only achieve the full benefits if the insulation is installed correctly. To ensure the job is done right, trust the experts at Del’s Heating & Air Conditioning for your insulation needs.
Call the Indoor Air and Insulation Experts at Del’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Indoor air quality is often overlooked, but it’s an essential part of making your home comfortable and healthy. The experts at Del’s Heating & Air Conditioning excel at diagnosing air quality problems and helping you find solutions that really work. We’ve been providing solutions to indoor air and insulation problems since our founding in 2007. We treat our customers and family as family and our #1 priority by delivering great service. Our services are available to homeowners and business owners in Austin, Round Rock, San Marcos, Cedar Park, TX and surrounding areas.