Free Indoor Air Quality Testing
You spend up to 90% of your time indoors, but did you know that indoor air is 5 to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air? While you may associate pollution with outdoor environments, indoor spaces can actually harbor many more harmful pollutants.
What Is Indoor Air Pollution
Understanding and controlling common indoor air pollutants can help reduce your risk of symptoms caused by poor air quality. There are various factors that contribute to indoor pollution, including inadequate ventilation, the presence of chemical pollutants from household products, building materials, and furnishings, as well as the accumulation of allergens, dust, and mold. Additionally, activities such as cooking, cleaning, and smoking can introduce further pollutants into the indoor environment. The combination of these factors can quickly compromise your health and safety.
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5 Common Symptoms of Poor Indoor Air Quality
When indoor air quality standards aren’t met, you may experience a range of symptoms and adverse health effects. The specific symptoms will vary depending on the type, duration, and concentration of the pollutants you’ve been exposed to. Here are some of the most common symptoms of bad indoor air quality:
Poor indoor air quality, especially due to high levels of certain pollutants like volatile organic compounds (VOCs), can cause headaches and migraines in some individuals.
Exposure to allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, pollen, or mold spores in the indoor environment can trigger allergic reactions. Symptoms may include sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy and watery eyes, and skin rashes.
Exposure to certain chemicals or irritants including VOCs, particulate matter, and mold in the indoor environment can cause skin irritation, dryness, itching, or rashes.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to various respiratory problems, including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and irritation of the throat, nose, and eyes. Individuals with pre-existing respiratory conditions like asthma may experience exacerbation of their symptoms.
Indoor air pollution can contribute to feelings of fatigue, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating.
How The HVAC Cowboys Can Help
Our Indoor Air Quality Services
There are a range of indoor air quality systems and products available to help improve the quality of your air at home or business. One of our qualified HVAC experts can provide recommendations for indoor air quality solutions based on your specific test results, needs, and goals.
Indoor Air Quality Testing
Our free test can provide valuable insights into the effectiveness of ventilation and HVAC systems by identifying issues with airflow, ventilation rates, filtration systems, and more. We’re here to help you make informed decisions on how to maintain healthy, safe, and comfortable indoor spaces. Different pollutants require different strategies for remediation. Whether your goals are to improve air quality at home or ensure compliance with applicable standards and regulations, our free assessment is designed to help get you on the right path to cleaner air.
HEPA Filter Installation
High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are advanced filtration systems that are designed to capture and remove extremely small particles from the air. They’re capable of removing airborne particles as small as 0.3 micrometers with an efficiency of 99.97%. This means that HEPA filters can effectively capture and trap a wide range of pollutants, including mold spores, pet dander, dust mites, tobacco smoke, and other common sources of indoor air pollution. Learn more.
Professional Duct Cleaning
Over time, your HVAC system’s ductwork can accumulate a variety of airborne particles, including dust, dander, and even mold. This can have negative effects on the overall air quality in your home or building. Call our HVAC professionals to ensure your ducts are circulating fresh, clean air throughout your home or office. We have the expertise and tools to inspect and clean your ductwork effectively, perform thorough cleanings, and remove irritants. An antimicrobial treatment can additionally prevent future mold growth and ensure a sanitized environment within the ductwork.
Mechanical Ventilation Systems
Proper ventilation helps to reduce harmful particles, eliminate odors, control temperature and humidity, and prevent stagnant air. We’re the experts in industrial vent replacements and repairs. Our services are guaranteed and overseen by licensed professionals, and we work closely with general contractors, engineers, and others to ensure your satisfaction.Ensure your HVAC system is working properly and ventilating the indoor space as needed by scheduling an inspection today. Learn more.
Air Purification Systems
Installing an air purification system offers several benefits, including improved air quality and better health outcomes. Although HVAC systems already utilize filters, dedicated air purifiers and cleaners offer enhanced filtration capabilities by effectively trapping pollutants and particles as they pass through the system.
While standard HVAC filters are limited in their ability to remove contaminants such as mold, bacteria, viruses, odors, and other substances that can degrade indoor air quality, advanced filters are specifically designed to address these concerns. By incorporating advanced filters into your HVAC system, you can significantly enhance the air quality in your home and mitigate the presence of harmful particles and odors that can have adverse effects on your well-being.
We also install commercial-grade equipment, such as air scrubbers, air purifiers, and dehumidifiers, to maintain indoor air quality.
Regular HVAC Maintenance
HVAC maintenance plays a crucial role in maintaining optimal indoor air quality. By ensuring your HVAC system is working properly and stays well-maintained, you can effectively address several factors that impact air quality. Regular HVAC maintenance promotes effective filtration, prevents mold and moisture problems, optimizes system efficiency, improves ventilation, and enables early detection of issues. By prioritizing regular HVAC maintenance, you can not only ensure improved indoor air quality and energy efficiency, but also the longevity of your HVAC system. Learn more.
HVAC zoning systems improve indoor air quality by providing targeted air distribution, reducing contamination transfer, enhancing ventilation control, enabling allergen and odor control, and facilitating precise humidity management. By customizing HVAC operations for different zones, you can create a healthier, more comfortable indoor environment.
Whole-House Humidity Control
When the air lacks moisture, it becomes easier for dust, dander, and other particulate matter to become airborne and stay suspended in the air for longer periods. This means that these irritants can be more easily inhaled, leading to discomfort, allergic reactions, and overall compromised indoor air quality.
To address these concerns and ensure a healthier and more comfortable home environment, we offer superior whole-house humidity control solutions. These systems are designed to regulate and maintain optimal humidity levels throughout your entire home, balancing moisture to achieve a comfortable and healthy indoor environment.
Better HVAC Systems
Clean air and HVAC systems are intricately connected in creating a healthy and comfortable indoor environment. Your HVAC system plays a vital role in maintaining indoor air quality by controlling temperature, humidity, and air circulation. A good system helps filter out pollutants, such as dust, allergens, and airborne contaminants and ensures that the air circulating in your home or office building is clean and safe.