Indoor Air Quality in Abbotsford, BC
Enjoy Cleaner Air in Fraser Valley
Are you worried about the quality of the air in your home? Do you have family members with allergies or respiratory conditions? At AirVantage Heating & Cooling, we install quality products to improve indoor air quality in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and Langley. We are happy to help you find the best products for your home.
Please call us at (604) 200-0178 to learn how we can help you improve your indoor air quality. We serve Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission & Langley.
Reasons Your Indoor Air Quality Matters
When talking about pollution, most people consider industrial waste and other forms of outdoor air pollution. However, the air in many homes is as polluted as the outdoor air. This is due to the contaminants that are present in the air and the lack of fresh air exchange from the house to the outdoors. Today, homes are more airtight than ever to improve energy efficiency — but this also traps contaminants indoors.
Indoor air quality may be diminished by:
- Second-hand smoke
- Pet dander
- Combustible pollutants
- Household chemicals
- Bacteria and viruses
- Mold and mildew
Dirty air inside your home can have a negative impact on your family’s health. Poor indoor air quality is particularly dangerous for certain people, such as children and adults, with allergies, asthma, and respiratory disorders. We offer equipment installation to help improve your indoor air quality in Abbotsford.
Removing dust, mold, and other particles and microorganisms from the air can also benefit your heating and air conditioning systems. When pollutants enter your duct system, heating, and air conditioning equipment, it decreases system performance and may contribute to equipment breakdown. Cleaning the air helps keep your heating and air conditioning systems working at peak efficiency.
Products to Improve Air Quality
There are a few different options for improving the quality of the air in your home. The best system depends on the improvements you are hoping to see in your home. For example, if the air in your home is too dry and causing irritation, a humidifier may provide the relief you want. If you are concerned about dust, pet dander, and other particulate matter, a HEPA filter or media air cleaner may be the best solution for your home.
Are you more concerned with microorganisms in the air, such as bacteria, mold, and mildew? If so, a germicidal light system may be the ideal option for you. Germicidal lights use UV light to damage the cellular structure of these microorganisms, which prevents them from growing, multiplying, and spreading through your home.
Installation From Skilled Technicians
If you are interested in better indoor air quality in Abbotsford, we can evaluate your needs, listen to your concerns, and help you explore the options that are available. We are happy to help you compare products and provide a free estimate of the cost of the installation of a new heater or air conditioner.
Our technicians are highly skilled professionals with the experience needed to provide the installation of equipment to improve the quality of the air in your home. We take care of your home and wear booties over our shoes to keep everything nice and clean. We guarantee your satisfaction with the quality of our work.
Signs You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality can be identified through many signs that homeowners should familiarize themselves with. These indicators include an accumulation of dust, mold, and an unusual or stale odor — which can arise from inadequate ventilation, outdoor air pollution coming indoors, or the presence of indoor air pollutants like volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from building materials, foam chair cushions, and gas stoves.
Sometimes, even if your home is clean, indoor air pollution can persist due to problems with air conditioning systems, unclean air ducts, or issues with the ventilation systems. If these symptoms occur, it's a good idea to reach out to our indoor air quality services to evaluate the quality of your home.
Health Problems That Poor IAQ Can Cause and Worsen
Poor indoor air quality can lead to a multitude of health problems. The immediate symptoms might resemble those of colds or allergies, such as coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and fatigue. However, long-term exposure to poor air quality can worsen existing health conditions and introduce new ones. Common indoor air pollutants like carbon monoxide, radon gas, radioactive gas, tobacco smoke, and biological pollutants such as dust mites can cause or exacerbate allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and even serious health effects like carbon monoxide poisoning.
Many health organizations have highlighted the dangers of indoor air contaminants, particularly for those with compromised immune systems, children, and the elderly. The risk from indoor pollutants can potentially surpass that of outdoor air contaminants when considering the significant amount of time people breathe indoors.
How Often Should You Inspect Your Indoor Air Quality?
For optimal health and to ensure a safe indoor environment, homeowners should regularly inspect their indoor air quality. It's recommended that checks are carried out at least annually. Over time, air contaminants, small particles, and gaseous pollutants can build up in indoor spaces, particularly if there is poor air movement or compromised ventilation systems.
Mechanical ventilation, such as HVAC systems, should be maintained and cleaned, including air duct cleaning, to prevent the buildup of pollutants. Air purifiers equipped with a HEPA filter can also be beneficial, but ozone generators should be approached with caution due to their potential adverse health effects. Where natural ventilation is inadequate, homeowners should incorporate mechanical systems to ensure fresh air circulation. In addition, it's imperative to have carbon monoxide detectors in homes, especially those with fuel-burning appliances.
Schedule Our Professional Indoor Air Quality Services Today
Whenever you suspect there's something wrong with the indoor air quality in your home, don't hesitate to contact our team. AirVantage is committed to helping homeowners and their families live more comfortably and will go the extra mile to ensure that your indoor air quality is clean and safe to breathe.
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