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Indoor Air Quality | Heating and Air Conditioning

Indoor Air Quality | Heating and Air Conditioning

Dust, pollen and mold spores are an issue for those who suffer fromallergies and/or asthma, and can affect even those who don’t when the levelsare high. Routine house cleaning and routine maintenance on the heating andair conditioning system assists in providing cleaner air. The followingtips will assist you in improving the indoor air quality in your home.Furthermore, Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning NATE certified experts willbe glad to talk to you regarding advanced air cleaning solutions we canprovide.

Heating and Air Conditioning Systems

Routine maintenance and monthly filter changes/cleaning on the heatingand air conditioning system is essential in providing cleaner air for yourhome. The failure to provide air filter changes as required results in a dirtyHVAC system, and an increase in airborne pollutants throughout the home. Ifyou have pets, or your home is exposed to severe dusty conditions, you shouldchange the filters more often.

Excessive indoor humidity can cause mold, mildew, and odors to createpoor indoor air quality. A Cypress HVAC professional can providesolutions for your home’s moisture problems.

The Indoor Environment

Take advantage of all-natural cleaners to avoid adding chemicals to anindoor air quality problem. In addition, consider adding householdplants that can assist in providing oxygen to the home, and in filtering indoorair. Plants such as Aloe Vera removes formaldehyde and benzene, both are abyproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints, and building products. Spiderplant has the same effect, and also removes xylene. The Peace lily should be inevery home for its superior ability to filter out more pollutants, includingthe common VOCs of formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene, and tolueneand xylene.

Polluted indoor air can cause respiratory symptoms, such as a runnynose, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, itchy, watery eyes, fever, and shortnessof breath. Other symptoms that your air may be making you sick includedigestive problems, fatigue, headaches, and dizziness. Our professionals canimprove your indoor air. Contact us today to schedule heating and airconditioning service.

Don’t Add to the Problem

Avoid spraying pesticides, chemical cleaners, air fresheners, andother potential pollutants in your home. Look for products with low, or zeroVOC labels including paints and building products.

Increase Ventilation

When installing a new heating and air conditioning system,request air-to-air heat exchangers that bring fresh outdoor air into the homewithout impacting energy efficiency.

Take advantage of pleasant weather and open windows, or use a windowfan to bring fresh air in. During the winter, the occasional use of kitchen andbathroom exhaust fans can assist in circulating air.

If you’re using a low grade of filter in your heating and airconditioning system, talk to your HVAC technician or the unit’smanufacturer about the use of a higher grade of filter. You don’t want to causedamage to the unit, and most will tolerate pleated filters, which do a moderatejob of filtering the air.

Air Cleaners

Air cleaners assist in cleaning indoor air. A whole house system is the mosteffective, as it treats air throughout the entire home. A Cypress Heating andAir Conditioning professional can assist you in the selection of a system thatwill be effective in providing cleaner air for your home.

Cypress Heating and AirConditioning certified HVAC professionals have the expertise to provideyour home with professional grade heating and air conditioningservices., meeting and/or exceeding the industry standards. Contact us today tobegin improving your home’s indoor air quality. We serve Katy, Planoand the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.