If you’re questioning whether your Mobile house has poor indoor air quality (IAQ), it probably does.
We are indoors a lot. In fact, we’re indoors up to 90% of the time, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And the air inside residences could be 2–5 times worse than outdoors, which could create long-term health issues.
Most Common Sources of Poor IAQ
We’ve made a list of the most ordinary origins of bad IAQ, the problems they cause and how you can take care of these indoor air pollutants. If you’re troubled by the air inside your home, we suggest talking with a expert like Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc about which products are ideal for your house.
Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are vapors released by everyday household products.
They’re found in paint and stains along with:
- Building materials
- Cleaning products
- Air fresheners
When these chemicals accumulate indoors, they might irritate your eyes, nose and throat. They might also cause headaches and nausea. Regardless of whether your residence is in a rural or industrial location, an EPA study found indoor levels of these chemicals can be 2–5 times worse than the air outside your home.
Always adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions when using paint or cleaning supplies. Opening a window can help fumes disappear faster.
Air purification systems can also improve your air. This system partners with your heating and cooling unit to clean indoor air. When seeking a system, ensure it’s specifically made to eliminate VOCs.
Dust and Pet Dander
Dust and pet dander can aggravate health problems like asthma and allergies, especially when it continually gets moved by your residence’s comfort system. While you can vacuum more regularly and buy an improved air filter, an air filtration system could be a better match.
This unit hooks to your heating and cooling equipment to provide strong filtration. Some models have hospital-level filtration for getting rid of particles and bioaerosols.
New houses are closely sealed to enhance energy efficiency. While this is good for your heating and cooling costs, it’s not ideal for your IAQ.
Musty odors can hang around for a greater amount of time since your residence is pulling in reduced fresh air. Because keeping your windows open all year-round isn’t an option, here are two approaches you can make your indoor air smell cleaner.
An air purification system is put in your ductwork to wipe out odors before they are redistributed. Look for one with a carbon filter and the ability to eliminate harmful VOCs. These units can also help keep your family healthy by getting rid of most bacteria and normal allergy triggers like pollen and mold spores.
A ventilation system removes stale indoor air and replaces it with clean outdoor air. There are two types of units (heat recovery and energy recovery), so call our professionals for more details on which type is right for your house.
It’s important your home’s humidity keeps even. Air that’s too humid can lead to mold, while dry air can lead to respiratory symptoms.
Our technicians suggest 40–50% for the best comfort. To keep yours steady, think about getting a whole-home humidifier or whole-home dehumidifier with your comfort system.
Rather than having to pull a humidifier from room to room, this product delivers consistent humidity around your house.
Carbon monoxide is colorless gas you can’t smell. It occurs when there’s insufficient combustion in fuel-burning units, like gas heating systems, water heaters or fireplaces.
It creates a serious health risk. In little levels, it can cause flu-like symptoms like headaches and nausea. It can be lethal in heavy levels.
We suggest annual furnace maintenance to double-check your unit is operating like it should. This service allows our specialists to see troubles before they get bigger, including malfunctions that can lead to carbon monoxide leaks.
The best method to keep your home free of carbon monoxide is to put in detectors. These alarms must be on all floors close to bedrooms and living spaces.
Enhance Your House’s Air Quality with the Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc Professionals
Informed that your home has poor air quality but not sure how to make it better? Or unsure which option is right for you? Give our approachable HVAC professionals a call at 251-471-2674 or contact us online today. With free estimates and pro support, we’ll help you choose the best equipment for your needs and budget.