Serving Oviedo and the Greater Orlando area for over 25 years, Service Star Air Conditioning & Heating provides personalized, high-quality indoor air quality services.
Many home and business owners simply do not know enough about the importance of good indoor air quality. Below is some key information to help you identify and solve air quality issues in your home or workplace.
Why Is Indoor Air Quality So Important?
Ninety percent of the average American’s day is spent indoors. You are constantly exposed to contaminants inside, which can be much more highly concentrated than in the air outdoors. Poor indoor air quality can be a detriment to your health, causing immediate and lasting effects. If you are already susceptible to illness or suffer from asthma or allergies, exposure to common indoor contaminants can be quite harmful. Even if you’re healthy, consistent exposure to contaminants can produce symptoms similar to the common cold.
Good indoor air quality keeps everyone more healthy and comfortable. In the workplace, good indoor air quality has shown to improve productivity and cut down on missed workdays. At home, it can help you feel more comfortable and even keep your living areas cleaner.
Identifying Indoor Air Quality Problems
Indoor air quality problems can be difficult to detect, as contaminants are often microscopic and go unseen. New health issues can be indicative of indoor air quality problems, especially if such problems occur after a person moves into a new home, starts a new job or begins using new products or treatments for pests. If the health issues you experience aren’t related to an underlying issue, they could be caused by exposure to poor indoor air quality.
Your activities and daily lifestyle could also contribute to indoor air quality issues. Pets in the home can add large amounts of dander and hair to the indoor air supply; these are common allergens that affect many people. Smoking, using perfumes, burning candles, not cleaning frequently and using chemical cleaners can increase contaminant concentrations in your home, negatively affecting your air quality.
Poor ventilation in a home often worsens air quality. There are signs you can watch for that indicate ventilation issues may be present:
- Moisture on windows and surfaces
- Musty, stuffy smells
- Visible mold or mildew on walls and surfaces
Solving Indoor Air Quality Problems
If indoor air quality issues are present in your home or business, there are various solutions that can be put in place to eliminate the problems you face. They include:
- Lifestyle changes
- Switching to natural cleaners
- No smoking indoors
- Regular cleaning and washing linens
- Burning petroleum-free candles
- Opening windows and doors to improve ventilation
- HVAC indoor air quality products
- Air duct replacement
- Ultraviolet lights
- Air cleaners and filtration
With over 25 years serving Oviedo and the Greater Orlando area, Service Star Air Conditioning & Heating knows how to get the job done right, the first time. We are your full-service indoor air quality company, and our goal is to provide homeowners with the finest heating and cooling systems available at an affordable cost. For indoor air quality services, contact Service Star Air Conditioning & Heating, where customer satisfaction is the key to our success!