Indoor Air Quality and Respiratory Health
Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to respiratory health issues such as asthma, allergies, infections and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Things that pollute your home’s air can include furniture, carpets, bacteria, viruses, formaldehyde, pet dander, mold, cleaning supplies and VOC (volatile organic compounds). Here are some ways to address poor indoor air quality.
When it’s cold out, HVAC systems may not be able to maintain comfortable indoor humidity. A whole-home humidifier adds moisture to the air through either water vapor or steam. This improves indoor air quality, so you have healthier air in every room of your home. For example, maintaining the right indoor humidity prevents mold from growing. In Dayton, OH, Butler Heating & Air Conditioning sells and installs whole-home humidifiers. We are indoor air quality and comfort specialists who are committed to exceptional customer service. Our technicians are NATE-, EPA- and CFC-certified.
Having a tightly sealed home is a good thing as it saves you money on your energy bills. However, this doesn’t allow for adequate ventilation. If your home often feels stuffy, a ventilator may be the solution. It will draw in fresh air while expelling stagnant air. Most ventilators work with your HVAC system by conditioning incoming air.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
All homes should have carbon monoxide detectors. It’s especially important if your home uses natural gas. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas. It can cause illness and even death. A carbon monoxide detector will set off an alarm if it detects this gas is building up inside your home.
Air cleaners work with your HVAC system to remove pollutants from the air, including pet dander, pollen, bacteria and smoke. Some air purifiers are able to kill bacteria, keeping you healthy and relatively free of respiratory issues.
Indoor Air Quality Experts
Butler Heating & Air Conditioning has been helping people throughout the Dayton region since 1949. Our services include installing, repairing and maintaining air conditioning and heating systems. We also perform plumbing work. Please contact us today for more information.