Signs You Need To Improve Your Home Air Quality
You can often determine indoor air quality by the health of the occupants in your home. If you or any of your family members frequently experience congestion, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, headache, and frequent nosebleeds, you should reach out to Mason Heating & Air for service.
Too little humidity and your body (and home) can suffer the unfortunate effects of dryness. Too much humidity and your home will become a prime location for mold, mildew, and microbe growth.
Cold and warm spots in your home, may also point to indoor air quality issues. If your HVAC system is poorly maintaining proper temperature and humidity levels, your indoor air quality is likely to suffer the effects of this.
Nasty odors from mold/mildew growth, pest infestation, chemicals, or the decomposition of dirt/dust/debris on surfaces in your home all point to indoor air quality issues.
If you have excess dust buildup around your house and the area around air vents, you likely have an air quality problem that needs to be addressed. This typically means your air filter is clogged and need for proper cleaning or replacement.
Getting Sick and More Allergies
Many people experience allergies in response to pollen, dust, and other irritants, which can be more concentrated in enclosed locations than they are in outdoor spaces.
Mold and Mildew Growth
Mold and mildew growth usually accompanies high relative humidity levels and poor air circulation. A musty smell is often prevalent in homes with mold issues, along with green and black spots on surfaces, particularly around sinks, tubs, and other areas that are frequently exposed to moisture/water.
A humidifier is a device that increases the moisture in your home. The ideal relative humidity is somewhere between 30-50%. When it’s too low or too high, you will experience issues, such as mold, mildew, dry skin, and bloody noses.
- Improves the quality of your sleep
- Control viruses and bacteria
- Help keep sinuses in check
- An effective way to protect your skin
An air filter is a device which removes contaminants from the air in a room to improve your homes Indoor Air Quality. Also, a clean air filter helps to reduce costly repairs caused by the additional strain put on your HVAC system.
- Helps circulate cleaner air throughout your home
- Reduces respiratory diseases and airborne infections
- Removes bad odors in your home
Many types of UV lights are made for sanitizing your heating and air conditioning systems. As dust and allergens pass through the UV Lights, it kills allergens and bacterias and neutralizes them instantly.
- Maintains a cleaner HVAC unit
- Kills viruses, bacteria, and germs in the air
- Removes VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) in your home
A dehumidifier is an appliance that reduces and maintains the level of humidity in the air in your home, usually for health and/or comfort reasons. They also help eliminate musty odor and prevent the growth of mildew by removing water from the air.
- Removes musty smells
- Hinders growth of dust mites
- Minimizes condensation in your home
Thermostats on the market today are programmable and designed to use less energy, prevent waste, and lower costs. They are more advanced and have better control over the temperature and air quality. A thermostat upgrade means more efficiency and temperature consistency for your home. We’ll help you choose from the many smart, energy-efficient options.
- Convenient to use
- Save money on utility bills
- Keeps your HVAC system optimized
- Creates consistent temperatures in your home
Duct cleaning refers to the cleaning of various HVAC system components of forced air systems, including the supply and return air ducts and registers, grilles and diffusers, heat exchangers heating and cooling coils, condensate drain pans (drip pans), fan motor and fan housing, and the air handling unit housing. Dirt and dust often get trapped in your ductwork and a duct cleaning will remove the excessive dirt.
- Creates a cleaner living environment
- Improves airflow efficiency
- Removes smells in your home