Maybe you noticed that you don’t feel quite yourself in certain rooms in your SW Florida home, or maybe you just generally feel ill when you’re home. If that is the case, it is likely that your indoor air may be the reason. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that our indoor air can be as much as 10 times more polluted than our outdoor air. Such findings indicate that your indoor air quality is no simple matter.
Poor indoor air quality can affect your health in many ways. Symptoms can range from minor irritations such as sneezing or a scratchy throat to asthma or even cancer and death from exposure to harmful gases like radon.
Considering the severe impact that poor indoor air quality can have on the lives of those in your home, it is crucial that you take IAQ matters seriously. Elite Air Cooling can help you to keep your indoor air fresh and clean.
Indoor contaminants can come from a variety of sources including household cleaning chemicals, pets, a dirty filter, or a dirty HVAC system. Apart from identifying the sources, it is also important to determine what kind of irritants are lurking in your home. Common indoor pollutants include:
• Dust accumulation and dust mites that become embedded in bedding, sofas, and even curtains.
• Pet hair and pet dander that cause allergic reactions.
• Harmful gases like carbon monoxide that can come from your furnace or other equipment that generate power from gas or oil combustion.
• Tobacco smoke that will seep into furnishings, walls, and carpets over time.
Items found around the home such as paint, cleaners, and disinfectants are notorious for emitting volatile organic compounds or VOCs, which can be harmful in the long run. Keeping your indoor air clean is essential.
Although we recommend thorough and regular cleaning habits, you will not be able to detect and get rid of all pollutants. This is why getting routine duct cleaning is so important. Many pollutants are odorless, colorless, and microscopic. Severely contaminated ducts are known to harbor toxic mold, rodents, and other types of bacteria. This contamination can lead to worsening allergies or respiratory problems.
We have the tools and the expertise to thoroughly evaluate the state of your indoor air and accurately identify contaminants. Elite Air Cooling stocks a variety of products including air cleaners, air purifiers, air humidifiers, and ventilators to help keep your indoor air clean.
Poor indoor air quality doesn’t just affect your health. Indoor air that is filled with pollutants will reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system, particularly if your filter is clogged, your ducts need to be cleaned, or you have not scheduled regular HVAC maintenance. Your unit has to work harder to heat or cool your home when unwanted pollutants are blocking the ducts. When your unit works harder, it costs you more money to run. Poor indoor air quality affects you in many ways, but if only for the health consequences, you should have your home and system inspected.
If you suspect air quality might be a problem in your SW Florida home, contact Elite Air Cooling for a duct cleaning.
The award winning REME HALO® in-duct air purifier is the next generation of indoor air quality (IAQ) technology and capable of purifying every cubic inch of air that your central air conditioning system reaches. The REME HALO® in-duct air purifier is the best solution for whole house and building air purification. Benefits include:
• Dual ionizers to reduce airborne particulates (dust, dander, pollen, mold spores).
• Kills up to 99% of bacteria, mold and viruses.
• REME® reduces sneeze germs by 99% in the time a sneeze can reach three feet.
• New zinc ions kill 99% of viruses on surfaces.
• Provides whole home and building purification.
• Easily integrated with your existing HVAC system.