Indoor Air Quality Improvements from New Haven, New London, and Fairfield counties's Expert HVAC Contractor
Air care. Having your ductwork system cleaned and sealed will improve air quality and also cut heating & cooling costs.
Make sure your home is safe & healthy with smart indoor air improvements
Is your house harming your health? Because the average American spends about 90% of his or her time indoors, indoor air quality (IAQ) is a very important issue. In fact, there's even a name for the various illnesses associated with indoor air pollution: Sick Building Syndrome. Respiratory ailments, allergy symptoms, eye irritation, and frequent colds are some of the most common illnesses caused by indoor air pollution.
As an experienced HVAC contractor, Air Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning has the tools to accurately assess your home, recommend the proper repairs and/or upgrades, and provide a no-obligation quote for all work. We provide indoor air improvements like filters and duct sealing in North Haven, Branford, Guilford, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate!
Start with the simple stuff
Make sure to enforce a no-smoking policy throughout the house. Also encourage family members and guests to use bathroom fans and the vent hood above the kitchen stove – basic ventilation equipment that rids your home of odors, excess humidity and (if you have a gas stove) combustion byproducts.
Another basic method for improving IAQ is to change the air filter on the main plenum of a forced-air HVAC system.
Be a smart shopper
Avoid cleaning products that contain strong bleach and harmful solvents. Today you can find a good variety of “green” cleaning products at most supermarkets. Make sure to buy furniture and home furnishings that don't contain formaldehyde and other harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds). These pollutants cause problems as they outgas from fabrics and furniture.
Common sources of indoor air pollution in CT
- Tobacco smoke.
- Cleaning supplies that contain harmful solvents (benzene, toluene, etc.).
- Cooking & bathroom odors.
- Harmful emissions from combustion appliances (furnace, gas stove, fireplace, etc.).
- Radon gas.
- Mold Spores.
- Dust & pet dander.
- Dust mite debris.
- Asbestos from old insulation and other old building materials.
- Harmful compounds in paint & insecticides stored indoors.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde emitted by furniture & furnishings.
- Lead dust from old lead paint.
Manage moisture to prevent mold & mite problems
If you can smell mold or see telltale blotchy deposits in damp areas of your home, it means you're inhaling microscopic mold spores that can cause numerous health problems. Eliminating unwanted moisture is the best way to control mold. Make sure that bathroom fans operate properly and are ducted to the outdoors rather than into the attic. Correct plumbing leaks and keep water out of basements and crawl spaces with an effective waterproofing system. If necessary, run a dehumidifier in the basement and crawl space areas to keep humidity below 60%. These moisture control strategies will also discourage dust mites whose feces and debris also contribute to indoor air pollution.
Your highly engineered Carrier® system is the sophisticated way to keep your home healthy and comfortable. Whether you live in a cool or hot climate, have an existing system or are building new construction, we're the experts to help you tailor the right synergy of heating and cooling products–giving your home ultimate comfort all year long.
Indoor air quality is essential for a safe and healthy home. Carrier Products offers strategic solutions to address your air issues and remove common air pollutants.
- Air cleaners
- Carbon monoxide alarm
- UV lamps
- Whole house dehumidifier
Start improving your air quality with a free estimate!
Contact Air Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning to learn more about all the ways we can help to reduce indoor air pollution in your home. We're the local experts for all HVAC services including duct sealing, air filters, and more. Schedule your free estimate in Madison, East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, Milford, Woodbridge, West Haven, and nearby!