Helping Homeowners Breathe Easier
Did you know that according to the E.P.A. that the air quality inside our homes is up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside? This is primarily due to poor ventilation, mold spores, bacteria and allergens that get trapped inside. That’s why Scott’s Air, one of Orlando’s leading air conditioning and heating companies, offers wide range of solutions to help improve your home’s indoor air quality.
“Every family deserves clean indoor air but pollutants, even the ones we can’t see, can make their way into our homes every day,” said Scott. “What is really troubling is that some pollutants like dust, pollen, pet dander, mold, and bacteria can be harmful to your family’s health.”
Fortunately, Scott’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers a wide range of air quality solutions that customers rely on to deliver cleaner air including:
- Humidifiers to add moisture back to dry winter air
- Ventilators to draw fresh air into the home
- UV lamps to minimize mold and bacterial growth on the HVAC’s indoor coil
- And, air purifiers to eliminate up to 99.9% of the pollutants in conditioned air
The most common way to clean the air is with the use of an air purifier which strips the air of harmful contaminants. Air purifiers that are fitted with a HEPA filter are able to capture particles including most allergens, many bacteria, and some viruses. For more than 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies or asthma using an air purifier can offer some relief.
Scott’s also advises that your own sense of smell may be warning you that there is an indoor air quality issue that could affect your health. For example, if you notice a musty odor in your home, you may have mold which could have come from leaky faucets, old pipes, or a build-up of condensation around your air conditioner. Breathing in mold VOCs (volatile organic compounds) is especially dangerous for people who suffer from allergies or asthma. Since mold grows in dark, damp spots it may be difficult for you to locate the source so contact the professionals at Scott’s to identify and deal with the musty smell.
“We have noticed that interest in air purifiers really spikes in the winter when family members are inside more often with the windows shut,” said Scott. “Air purifiers provide the most benefit when there is increased exposure to indoor allergens; this is true even in our mild Florida winters.”
By ScottsAir |
Posted in Indoor Air Quality
Tags: air filters, energy efficiency, Humidifiers, indoor air quality, uv disinfection systems, uv lights, ventilation