Many Coachella Valley homeowners don’t realize it, but the air in their homes is often more polluted than the air outside. And, considering the amount of time we spend indoors, it’s good to know that the air you’re breathing is as clean and healthy as possible. At KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning, we’ve been the area’s premier indoor air quality company since 1980. Contact us today and let us show you how we can help you and your family breathe easier.
We offer the following indoor air quality services:
Besides helping families get the cleanest air possible, we also help them get the best water at home with our water purification services.
Why Hire an Indoor Air Quality Company?
As mentioned, the air you breathe in your home is often worse than the air outside. And in many Coachella Valley homes, the indoor air quality is polluted enough to trigger upper respiratory problems in children and adults.
And to make matters worse, studies show that poor indoor air quality can lead to a 5 percent drop in productivity.
Unfortunately, getting healthier air inside takes more than simply spraying air freshener. To get the best quality air inside, and to ensure that your family is healthy, it’s worth considering calling a professional company to give you the tools you need to help you breathe better.
What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?
When most people hear about air pollution, they naturally think of smog and car emissions, both of which are problems affecting the quality of the air outside. But what most people don’t consider is that the air inside can be just as bad as it is outside, but for different reasons.
Indoor air pollution happens when particles and gases contaminate the air inside the house. These pollutants are well known to cause upper respiratory problems, which can affect your thinking, productivity, and your sleeping.
But what are the main causes of air pollution?
Asbestos is the number one cause of indoor air pollution. Asbestos is found in various materials in home construction, including paints, building materials, ceiling and floor tiles. While you won’t find asbestos on newer products, if you have an old home, chances are you have asbestos.
Another common cause of indoor air pollution is formaldehyde, which is colorless and odorless. Like asbestos, this pollutant isn’t produced in the United States anymore, but you may still find it in paints, sealants, and wood flooring, as well as carpets and upholstery.
Radon is commonly found underneath your home in certain kinds of bedrock and other building materials, and it’s also a significant cause of indoor air pollution. Radon gets into the walls of your house and it puts everyone in your family at risk.
If you’re an indoor smoker, then tobacco smoke is another common indoor air pollutant.
Mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, as well as a whole host of other contaminants can easily find their way into your home.
If you typically use perfumes, deodorizers, and air fresheners, then it’s important to know that these products often contain substances that aren’t regulated by the government, which means you could be spraying highly volatile chemicals into the air you breathe.
If you’ve noticed that you or some of your family members have worse trouble breathing when inside the house, call us and ask about how we can alleviate the problem.
One way to get better indoor air quality is to get professional air duct cleaning. Contact us for more information.
How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Now that you know many of the things that contribute to poor indoor air quality, you’re probably wondering what you can do to improve it. Here are a few simple things you can do yourself to breathe easier at home.
One of the simplest and least expensive things you can do to improve the quality of air in your home is to change your AC or HVAC filters regularly. Consider that your typical HVAC system works all year long to condition the air and keep your family comfortable, but if you’re running your system with dirty air filters, you’re spreading dust, debris, allergens, and other air pollutants throughout the house. If changing your filters is something that always falls off your radar, consider hiring an AC service company to get on a maintenance plan so you have one less thing to worry about.
Another thing that can vastly improve the air in your home is making sure your air ducts are clean. Like dirty air filters, dirty ducts also spread harmful contaminants through your house, and create more dust, which means you spend more time cleaning than you have to.
Keeping your rugs and carpets clean is another easy step you can take to improve the air quality. Carpets and rugs act as filters and trap dust particles in their fibers, so keep them clean the same way you would with your HVAC filters.