Residential Indoor Air Quality
Improving residential indoor air quality has long been a goal of Sal’s Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Sewer, Inc. Since the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, we’ve received more calls than ever before about indoor air quality. Our customers are often relieved at the healthy air packages we can put together for their home. Our knowledgeable staff work with customers to address their health concerns and customize solutions to meet their needs.
Importance of IAQ
Residential Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) was long overlooked, even though scientists were discovering alarming news around the air in our homes. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside your home is 2-5 times worse than the air outside; even when compared to smoggy urban areas.
Dust, mold, bacteria, and viruses all make their way through your home air systems. For the best residential indoor air quality, you’ll want to address several components of your system.
At Sal’s Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Sewer, Inc. we carry the top brands and can piece together a system to match your IAQ goals and budgetary concerns.
Few people look to upgrade their ventilation on their own. This is because the average person doesn’t understand the vital role proper ventilation has in a healthy air system.
Ventilation ensures that stale air makes its way out of the home and that fresh air is cycled back in. The more this exchange happens, the cleaner and fresher the air in your home. If you can only make one change to your in-home system, this is the one to make. If you’re considering purchasing a furnace, it’s a good time to consider a ventilation upgrade too! Talk to one of our live representatives right now: 440-582-4748.
Filtration, Sanitization, and Purification: Oh My!
Filters, sanitizers, and purifiers all play an important role in residential indoor air quality. They can work together to deliver the cleanest air possible, all while protecting your equipment and keeping it cleaner.
The minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) of any filter varies. Most manufacturers carry a range from 1 to 16. 1 being the lowest possible filtration rate and 16 being the highest. The higher the MERV, the less particulate that passes through the filter.
While filters play an important role in minimizing dust and other particulate matter from cycling through the home, they do not sanitize the air in your home.
UV Lights are the most effective way to sanitize the air in your home. Early independent testing has found that certain Fresh-Aire UV® products inactivate SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, within seconds.
Air sanitizers also prevent buildup on your coils. This can extend the life of your air system and reduce maintenance costs over the life of your system.
Whole-home air purifiers push cleaner air throughout the house to improve air quality. These systems cast a wider net throughout your home that can filter out indoor air pollution and, ultimately, help your family avoid asthma, allergy, and respiratory irritants. If you have any kind of chronic respiratory condition, air purification will be a game-changer in your home!
Sal’s Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Sewer, Inc. carries several brands of air purifiers. Let’s find out which one is going to be best for your home!
Understanding the important role of humidification was first discovered by medical researchers trying to prevent the spread of viruses in a hospital setting. What they came to find was that proper humidification, 40-60%, was associated with lower infection rates.
Health aside, proper humidification also protects your home: especially your wood!
Improving your residential indoor air quality may seem like a lot of steps, but you’ll be glad you took them! From dust reduction to improved respiratory symptoms: our customers love the benefits of healthy air products. So what are you waiting for? Contact Sal’s Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Sewer, Inc. TODAY.