Today’s construction methods have many factors about them that make them much better than the old standards. One of the greatest aspects with newer home builds are that they are much more energy efficient. However, tighter energy-efficient home builds also have consequences.
Poor indoor air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that modern new homes can experience five to a hundred times more polluted and harmful air within the indoors than the air that is outdoors. Thankfully, this is not a permanent problem and there are solutions. One of the solutions involves installing a HEPA filter with the homes existing heating and cooling system. Another method that can be deployed is to install an air purifying system into the home which also can be connected with the homes existing heating and cooling system.
One of the largest reasons behind poor indoor air quality is due to the lack of air exchange from the home’s indoor air and the outdoor air. Older homes were not very efficient and therefore air exchange tended to not be a problem with older homes.
What Causes Bad Indoor Air?
- Materials that are used in the construction of the home
- Furniture, cabinets and any other pressed wood products found in the home
- Carpeting and other flooring products
- Air fresheners
- Dirty Air Filters
- Unvented Gases
- Personal Care Products
- Chlorine Gas
Poor indoor air can bring about many problems to the health of people in the home including sickness, allergies, asthma, chronic respiratory conditions and can even possibly cause cancer. Cypress Heating and Air can assist you in improving the indoor air quality in your home by installing an air purifying system with your existing heating and cooling. Just give us a call today to schedule a consultation and we will be there at your earliest convenience.
Each and every day, people everywhere are unknowingly using products that harm the indoor air quality in their homes. One of the best things you can do is inspect the labels of products before you purchase them and make sure you select products that claim they have no VOCs. You should avoid spraying pesticides unless it is absolutely necessary and use only all natural cleaners when cleaning your home.
Newly constructed homes should already have heating and cooling systems that have air-to-air heat exchangers. Homeowners should also have annual tune-ups and maintenance performed on their heating and cooling. This will ensure that the system operates efficiently and performs to the best of its capabilities. It will also ensure that the system has the longest possible life cycle and helps keep the system clean. With the conjunction of routine maintenance and air filter exchanges, the air in your home will be safer, healthier and cleaner than ever before.
In the event that you do have to use products indoor such as pesticides or other volatile organic compounds, you should keep windows and doors open, allowing fresh air into the home and the harmful indoor air out of the home. Additionally, always use exhaust fans while in the bathroom and while cooking in the kitchen, this is especially true if you operate a gas-powered stove. You can also turn these exhaust fans on intermittently in order to help reduce the amount of harmful indoor air. After cooking and bathing you should also allow the exhaust fans found in the bathroom and kitchen to run for at least an additional twenty minutes or so to help remove the moisture from the indoor air.
When it comes to filters, you should use the best quality air filter that is compatible with your existing system. HEPA filters do a superb job, but you need to ensure that your heating and air is designed for HEPA filters, otherwise, there is the possibility it could cause damage to your HVAC. If your system does not support HEPA filters, then you should use quality pleated filters.
Keeping the indoor relative humidity under control will also significantly help improve your home’s indoor air quality. Dust mites, mold and mildew have a hard time expanding in homes that have humidity levels between 30 to 60 percent. However, you should ideally try and keep humidity in the home to around 40 percent or so. Too much humidity is a bad thing, but also is too little. Keeping the humidity under control in the home will not only increase your own comfort levels but your health also.
About Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and businesses alike in Katy, Texas and surrounding areas for many years with heating and cooling in Katy, TX. We are one of the leading heating and air companies in the area. Dedication, determination and professional services that you can rely on have helped made us the go to source for customers in the area who are in need of heating and cooling repairs, installations and maintenance. When you contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning in Katy, Texas you can rest assured knowing that you are receiving high quality professional heating and cooling in Katy, TX that is both reliable and affordable.
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