Is Your Home Damaging Your Health in Greater Phoenix, AZ Area?
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a barometer of how healthy the air within your home is to breathe. Health related symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and lungs have been linked to poor IAQ. In fact, pollutants in your own home can be more dangerous than pollution found outdoors. That's because modern construction techniques are making homes more air tight that ever before in the quest to save energy and money for consumers.
Due to the tightening of the building envelope, your heating and cooling system plays an ever growing role in maintaining the quality of the air you breathe indoors. How you manage your IAQ is more important today than ever.
How To Protect Your Family
There are several factors that contribute to the quality of the air in your home. For example, as less outdoor air "leaks" into you're your home, airborne organisms and other contaminants can accumulate and make indoor air unhealthy to breathe.
When our Comfort Specialists arrive at your home to inspect, repair, or replace your central air conditioning system, they'll also do a thorough review of the indoor air quality of your living spaces. Some of the areas they'll check include:
- Humidity moisture
- Unsealed / leaky ductwork
- Improperly sized ductwork / transitions
- Absence of moisture sensors
- Absence of secondary drain pan
- Unsealed plenum
- Mold / mildew
- Untaped insulation joints
- Improper venting
- High carbon monoxide levels
You'll be notified if any dangerous conditions exist and you'll be given a range of options from which to choose to solve the problem. Correcting the conditions listed above will protect your family from unsafe health hazards. Even if your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency, we still recommend that you get an IAQ check on your home to ensure that the health of your family is never at risk.
To request an estimate for quality residential HVAC service in Phoenix or throughout the region give us a call at (480) 725-6546. We take great pride in helping our friends and neighbors keep their homes comfortable.