Indoor Air Quality in West Chester, PA
Indoor Air Quality in Downingtown, Exton & Chester Springs, PA and the Surrounding Areas!
Do you suddenly feel better when you step outside? Are you less fatigued and your eyes and throat are relieved? If the answer is yes, then you have an indoor air quality problem, like many U.S. households do. The air inside your home can be several times more polluted than the air outside. Fortunately, the team at DiBiase Heating & Cooling can help improve your air for immediate health benefits.
What Are the Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Repeated exposure to common household air pollutants can take a toll on one’s health. Short term symptoms vary from mild (dizziness, fatigue, irritation of the eyes, ears and throat) to severe (difficulty breathing). These symptoms commonly last only a day or two after you leave the house, but they can lead to long term complications such as cardiovascular and respiratory disease, cancer and neurological disorders.
Extreme ailments are commonly the result of sick building or “tight envelope” syndrome. Today’s homes have a near airtight shell to minimize the exchange of inside and outside air. It’s a design feature that helps control your indoor climate and lower your energy bill, but it has a drawback: Without proper ventilation, airborne pollutants accumulate. That’s why advanced air purification and filtration is crucial.
What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?
From appliances to common household cleaners, many things can foul up your air. Here are several common sources of indoor air pollution:
- Dust: The average household produces 40 pounds of dust annually. That’s a lot of dust! But shoddy ductwork can make your home even dirtier. Gaps in your ducts draw in filthy air from your attic or crawlspace, distributing dust and debris throughout your home.
- Consumer products: Your air can contain high concentrations of toxins from commonly used products such as deodorant, perfume, scented candles and cleaning agents.
- Cooking: The food you cook comes with a side order of particulate matter, mercury compounds and nitrogen oxides that can harm your air.
- Building materials: You may love the feeling of soft carpet on your bare feet, but carpeted flooring harbors allergens, pet dander, dust mites and even mold spores that become airborne when vacuuming. Plus, chemicals used in the carpet pads and glues release volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can be a significant source of pollution.
How Can You Maintain Your Indoor Air Quality?
Thankfully, advanced air filtration and purification can help bring immediate relief. But your first order of business is having one of our technicians conduct a comprehensive air quality test. This will help us determine your sources of pollution and propose the best solution. This could include any of the following technologies:
- Whole-house air purifiers and cleaners: This appliance works in conjunction with your central air system to remove impurities through a high efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA) and/or UV light filtration which neutralizes nearly 100% of biological contaminants.
- Whole-house ventilation system: This system exchanges stale air with fresh air. Not only does this improve your indoor air quality by exhausting pollutants, it helps your HVAC system operate more efficiently. That’s because it taps into the outgoing air’s thermal energy to cool or heat your home.
Turn to the IAQ Experts at Dibiase
At DiBiase, we understand that different problems require different solutions. That’s why we first uncover the source of your indoor air pollution so that we can provide an effective fix – whether that’s a high-efficiency filter, air scrubber, dehumidifier or other technology. You’ll also receive a guaranteed upfront quote before we begin the job. You’ll know exactly what your paying for and how much! Ready to get started?