When you think of HVAC, you probably think of furnaces and air conditioners. However, indoor air quality is also a very important part of the HVAC industry since it can have a direct impact on your health and your comfort. Here at Mountain Air Heating and Cooling, our technicians have more than 40 years’ experience in helping home and business owners in Shenandoah county, VA (and the surrounding areas) enjoy better indoor air quality.
The Effects of Poor Quality Air
It is often said that the air inside your home is 100% more polluted than the air outside your home, but with the right equipment and know-how, this does not have to be the case. Poor quality air inside your home can cause a variety of issues, including allergies and respiratory illnesses. In fact, a recent study from the American College of Allergists suggests that as many as 50% of illnesses are caused or made worse by the air inside of homes. Some of the things that can be found in the air, including dirt, viruses, bacteria, pollen, pet dander, and even harmful particles like lead, can be detrimental over time.
How to Improve Air Quality
Heating and cooling systems play an integral role in providing high-quality indoor air, so they must be installed with the right types of ventilation in order to keep you and your family healthy. Air cleaners and high-quality filters are incredibly important accessories for anyone with conditions like asthma or allergies, and even the level of humidity in your home can affect your level of comfort. We offer a variety of products, including air filters, cleaners, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers, designed to help improve the air quality in your home. We also provide services such as air quality testing and duct cleaning.
Prevention is the Best Medicine
Ensuring that your air conditioner, furnace, air conditioner, humidifier, and/or dehumidifier is working as it should is very important for your health. Aside from allowing potentially harmful particles to circulate through the air, an improperly maintained HVAC system may also allow harmful combustion gases, which are the byproducts of burning fuel to provide heat, to escape into your home. Things like carbon monoxide can be deadly, and regular maintenance can help to reduce the risks. Soot around the furnace, condensation on cold surfaces, or a yellow pilot light may be indicators that you need immediate repairs.
Upgrading Your HVAC System
Although many HVAC systems these days are designed to last for decades, if your existing system is more than 15 years old or has been repaired several times over the last two years, it may be time to consider a replacement. We can help you choose the right system for your needs – one that will properly circulate and moisturize clean air throughout your home. With the right HVAC system in place, you can save money on energy costs, breathe easier, and relax.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are concerned about indoor air quality. We offer free estimates, annual maintenance plans, and 24 hour emergency service calls to ensure that you can enjoy the cleanest, freshest air possible.