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Did you know that the air inside your home, that you and your family are breathing, may be more polluted that the outside air? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that if a home is not properly ventilated, it can raise the indoor pollutant levels, causing the air quality in your home to become hazardous which may cause serious and long term health issues. Many people spend much of their time indoors breathing unforeseen pollutants not recognized by our senses. Whether you are in your home, office or school, pollutants like chemicals. Gases, mold, bacteria and pests can cause severe health risks and in some cases even death. Pollutants can cause sore nose and throats, burning eyes, fatigue, headaches, respiratory illnesses, cancer, heart disease and worsen your allergies. Some pollutants like carbon monoxide may even cause death. Educating yourself on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is often overlooked but is of great importance for the safety of yourself and family members.

Here is a list of some pollutants that may enter your home or business;

A list of combustion pollutants are;

 Other pollutants that may be in your home:

 Proper ventilation is key to improving your indoor air quality

 

The American society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE) along with several states including; Vermont, Washington and Minnesota have designed ventilation standards to insure proper Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Proper ventilation can control both airborne contaminants and indoor relative humidity which can cause health hazards.Relative humidity should be between 30-50% inside your home. You can purchase a humidity or moisture gauge at your local hardware store to ensure that your home remains at a good level. If you want to increase your humidity you can use a vaporizer or humidifier. If you want to decrease your humidity turn on your air conditioner, adjust your humidifier or open the windows if it is not humid outside. Make sure that you change your filters on your air conditioning unit regularly, approximately every 3 months. Some experts recommend that you use filters with a MERV 6-8, increasing the MERV levels will help trap smaller particles and are generally better for people with allergies and asthma. There are two types of ventilation that will help you control airborne contaminants and relative humidity. Spot ventilation is where air is drawn out and ventilated to the outside atmosphere, like your exhaust fans in your bathrooms and kitchen. It is good practice to run your exhaust fans approximately 1 hour after a shower and cooking to remove pollutants and humidity. Dilution ventilation is where your air conditioner, fans and windows bring in new fresh air therefore diluting the airborne contaminants and humidity. Ensure that your ducts are sealed properly especially on the return side. For more information you can contact the Air Conditioning Contractor Association (ACCA). Oversizing your HVAC system can create insufficient dehumidification, which promotes mold and mildew growth and poor air distribution. “Short Cycle” means that your system will not run long enough to distribute the air sufficiently. Some contractors will oversize your system to compensate for duct leakage. Ensure that your HVAC system is checked regularly so mold, mildew and bacteria is not present and spreading it throughout your home.
Texas Home Contractor offers Free Quotes on Texas Air Quality Testing Services Texas Home Contractor’s trained indoor air quality professionals can provide you with a free air quality evaluation and estimate for a residential air purifying system to eliminate unwanted pollutants and humidity from the air in your Texas home. Then let us show you how Texas Home Contractor Heating & Air Conditioning Services can exceed your expectations in service and performance. We guarantee all our work and have proudly served the Texas area for years. Simply give us a call at 888-804-7775 or complete our contact us page to begin your air quality evaluation request.