The Importance of Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is the air quality in and around your home, and it affects the health and safety of your family and any guests who visit. A home with poor indoor air quality can expose its occupants to pollutants, allergens, and bacteria, which can lead to problems like irritated eyes, nose, and throat; headaches; dizziness; and fatigue. It can also contribute to long-term health conditions such as heart disease, cancer, and certain respiratory diseases.
Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality, such as changing your system’s air filters regularly and having regular maintenance and deep cleaning done on your HVAC system.
Depending on the type of air filters recommended for your home, you should change them at least once every three months, but monthly is better. You should also have an HVAC service provider regularly inspect and repair your system through annual maintenance visits to increase your indoor air comfort.
When your HVAC system gets regular high-quality maintenance, your home will have fewer indoor air quality problems, and you and your family will be healthier and happier.
Identifying the Indoor Air Quality Problem
As your local experts in air conditioner and furnace systems, we listen to your specific concerns when it comes to the air quality in your home.
We can complete a blower door test and perform a thermal imaging analysis to help determine any additional factors causing the air quality issues in your home. We’ll then show you how to address any indoor air quality issues we find.
Monitoring your air quality helps your home by:
- Combating any potentially harmful airborne chemicals and hazards
- Minimizing negative environmental effects from your home
- Lowering long-term maintenance costs
- Keeping your family healthy
Air purifiers remove allergens, airborne pollutants, and toxins from your air. These systems are highly effective at ensuring the air circulating in your home is as fresh and clean as possible. We can install, maintain, repair, and replace the air purifier in your Arkansas River Valley home.
Air Duct Cleaning
We recommend that most homeowners thoroughly clean their air ducts every three to five years. We recommend more frequent cleanings for clients with respiratory conditions including asthma, allergies, COPD, etc.
Our systems and procedures ensure that we remove the dust, debris, pollen, and other contaminants in your ducts before they can circulate throughout your home.
We can install, repair, maintain, or replace the thermostat in your home. We can also perform general maintenance to ensure it functions correctly or replace it with a modern smart thermostat that provides superior control over your comfort and facilitates significant energy savings throughout the year.
Air Purification Services
We work hard to make sure the air circulating in your Arkansas home is as clean as possible. To that end, we can install humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air purification systems, and HEPA filters to help you breathe easier.
We’ll also thoroughly test your indoor air quality and recommend systems and solutions to remove the indoor air pollution in your home quickly and effectively.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most common indoor air pollutants?
Dust, dander, and pollen are just a few of the most common indoor air pollutants we encounter. In older homes, we may find concentrations of asbestos or an unusually high amount of biological contaminants that need to be addressed.
How long does an air duct cleaning take?
It takes between two and four hours to clean the ducts properly for most duct systems. Older and larger homes may take longer.
Can you run an air purifier 24/7?
You can run your air purification system throughout the day, but operating the system for 12 hours a day is sufficient to clean the air for most homeowners. If you find that 12 hours a day is insufficient for your needs, running it for longer may help.
The team at Atchley Air proudly serves the needs of homeowners in Fort Smith, Russellville, and Arkansas River Valley.
Contact us at (479) 300-1211 to schedule thermostat or indoor air quality services today!