Homeowners will often underestimate how important the air quality inside a home will be. There are many other tasks that require the homeowner’s attention, so they might not realize there is a lot of bacteria in the air that could be caused by a number of different factors. The first signs there is an issue can be when a family member gets sick or someone notices a lot of dust build-up throughout the home.
A variety of elements can impact the air quality in a home. Some of these are within the homeowner’s control, but some are not. When it comes to improving the air quality in a home, there are certain steps that can be taken depending on the needs of the home. The professionals at Mister Quik Home Services can offer the equipment and information needed to keep the home’s air as clean as possible and healthy to breathe.
Signs the Air Quality is Poor
It can be difficult to determine what the air quality inside a home might be. Some of the major signs that the air quality is poor inside the home include the following.
- A buildup of dust and grime in the home that’s excessive
- Experiencing cold-like symptoms or unusually dry skin
- Frequent headaches
- Feeling nauseous, tired, or dizzy
- Spots in the house that are hotter or colder
- Smells in the home that are strange or unpleasant
Poor air quality can have a huge impact on the health and comfort of anyone inside the home. There are many different factors that can impact the quality of the air inside a home, so there are a few different options for treating the air.
Air Purifiers or HEPA Filters
Pollutants that are airborne can be found everywhere, especially in well-populated areas like cities. However, they shouldn’t be inside the home after the air is cycled in from the outside through the doors, windows, and the home’s HVAC system. One way to help remove these pollutants from the home is to install a HEPA air filter.
The high-efficiency particulate air filters, also known as HEPA filters, are designed to pull the air in the home through a fine mesh that traps any particles in the air. This includes smog and pet dander, as well as dust mites, smoke, and pollen. HEPA filters are often built as part of a larger air purifier, which can be a unique size based on the needs of the home. They work throughout the day and night to make sure the pollutants in the air are removed.
Controlling the Humidity
With poor air quality, it’s possible the humidity inside the home will decrease, sometimes significantly. Dry skin, having a sore throat in the morning, or an increase in static electricity in the home can be a sign that a humidifier is needed. Our team can install the Aprilaire 800 Steam Humidifier in homes within Fisher to make sure the home can handle the unpredictable weather and potential issues with humidity inside the home. This system is installed out of sight near the HVAC system. It operates using an auto mode and a dual sensor, so there’s no need to worry about turning it on and off.
Homeowners can have the opposite problem, as well, with the humidity inside the home being too high. This can make the air feel heavy or uncomfortable, somewhat like the humidity during the summer has come inside the home. When this happens, Mister Quik Home Services can install the Aprilaire 1830 Model Dehumidifier. This helps improve the quality of the air inside the home as well as prevents the growth of mildew or mold.
Installation of UV Lights
One of the latest ways to remove pollutants from the area is with UV light fixtures. These are designed to kill 99% of viruses, mold, and bacteria, so they can have a significant impact on the air quality in the home. We can install the UV light into the duct system, which is where most of the pollution in the home will be located. It only takes a few hours to install the system, and the difference in air quality can be almost immediate. It is safe for use and is both ozone and mercury-free.
Installation of Mini Split System
Instead of an HVAC system, a mini-split system can be installed in a home. This system is common if there’s a need to heat or cool individual spaces instead of the entire home. For homeowners who only use the HVAC during the hottest or coldest months, the mini-split system makes it possible to use less electricity by controlling the temperature in each zone individually.
We offer high-quality installation services of mini-split systems. Once the system is installed, there is little upkeep and maintenance required. Plus, with our SHAPE maintenance plan, the installation services are covered with a five-year warranty.
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