Atlanta Indoor Air Quality Installers - Is Your Air Clean?
Atlanta Indoor air quality is a vital component of your Atlanta's home's heating and cooling system. After all, you've probably heard about the impact air quality can have on your health, especially on those who suffer from allergies. And who hasn't experienced the physical discomfort of breathing stale or stagnant air?
But better indoor air quality also has another benefit. It makes your home a more comfortable, welcoming place. You feel warmer in the winter. And cooler in the summer. Which means you won't be cranking up the furnace or A.C. as much. In fact, you may be able to save up to 18%* on your energy bills, season after season.
After you seal the house up, central cooling and heating systems maintain livable temperatures and humidity levels within the home by re-circulation of the same air and pollutants day after day. Dust, bacteria, viruses, mold, fungus, mildew and gases circulate through the building. The dust can come from skin, hair, clothes or just come off shoes when we walk in and out. The mildew, fungus and molds can come in along with the dust or we can grow our own in the HVAC system. The gases are volatile organic compounds that are given off by dyes, paints, varnishes and adhesives used in modern building materials. The best example of gases is that burning eye sensation we get after new carpet is installed. Please feel free to contact one of our expert HVAC technicians today.
What You Can Do At Home
The most effective solution - some say the only effective solution - to this problem is installing an electronic air cleaner . An electronic air cleaner will capture almost 94% of the pollutants in the air in your Atlanta home! Over it's life an electronic air cleaner costs less than 30 cents per day, a bargain compared to the price of your health. Ask about getting one for your home today!
Most Homes And Apartments Are Filled With Toxic Chemicals And Hazardous Airborne Particles.
New research on indoor air quality reveals the startling fact that merely walking on your Atlanta's home's carpet can release potentially harmful particles into the air. These particles, when inhaled, lodge themselves in your lungs, potentially contributing to health problems like asthma. The most surprising finding of the research? That walking on carpet and sitting on furniture released as many fine particles as vacuuming.
This research hints at a much larger problem: poor indoor air quality in the homes of most consumers. Most homes harbor an alarming assortment of potentially toxic chemicals and substances. Carpet particles, as mentioned in this research, are usually made from synthetic fibers derived from petroleum. Their impact on the lungs is largely unknown.
Carpets are only the beginning, too: carpet glue and carpet padding can both give off toxic fumes (especially when new). Memory foam mattresses emit toxic fumes that have been associated with a variety of medical symptoms. Paints, varnishes, and fire retardants can also emit a steady flow of toxic, airborne chemicals. As a result, homes that are poorly ventilated become toxic enclosures for their owners, who unknowingly inhale a cocktail of toxic chemicals with every breath.
These problems aren't limited to St. Paul homes, of course: they can and do exist in apartments, hotel rooms, trailers and other dwellings. So what's a person to do? First, opt for natural fibers throughout the house wherever possible: wool and organic cotton are the best choices. Replace synthetic fiber carpets with natural fibers like wool. Open windows to circulate the air whenever possible, and use electronic air cleaners to capture airborne particles. Stock your house with more plants, since plants naturally remove toxic chemicals from the air and replace them with oxygen.
Finally, don't contribute to poor air quality by using toxic products: don't use furniture polish sprays, avoid hair spray and airborne cosmetic products, don't use volatile cleaners or lubricant sprays indoors (like WD-40), and certainly don't use chemical fragrance products (so-called "air fresheners" or "carpet fresheners") which are actually made from chemical ingredients known to promote liver cancer. If you want your house to smell nice, use only essential oils or other natural fragrances.