Indoor Air Quality in Elk Grove Village
What Is Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor Air Quality often refers to the quality of air within the home that affects our health and comfort. One of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) biggest concerns is the indoor air quality in all residential homes.
EPA studies have shown that indoor air pollution can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. The American Lung Association estimates that 90% of people spend their time indoors, and when they do, they are breathing in the dangerous particle, germs, and gasses that cause asthma, allergies, and ailments.
About Your Residential Indoor Air Quality – Elk Grove Village, IL
Many homes are built to conserve as much energy as possible to allow comfort in our homes. While this method is effective for helping our homes conserve energy, it unknowingly creates another problem. This environment locks in remnants of air that could be stale, or dirty and will directly contribute to our indoor air pollution.
American Comfort One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning’s indoor air quality products are designed to contain, control, and in some cases eliminate indoor air pollution.
One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning’s Indoor Air Quality Products & Systems:
- MicroPower Guard ® Polarized Media Air Cleaner: This system is designed to remove the smallest particles from the air your home. Our exclusive low-pressure air cleaner does not interfere with airflow and will help keep your system produce cleaner heating and cooling while simultaneously saving you energy.
- OxyQuantum ®: UV lights will help control germs and organic odors. This system works better than most stores bought filters because it can remove the smallest allergens.
- Puresept Bypass HEPA Filter: The PureSept HEPA filtration system uses a combination of three filters to purify the air. The unit contains a built-in German-engineered fan motor placed between the filters, which acts as a sound buffer and ensures maximum efficiency.
- Pan Treatment Strip: The pan treatment strip bactericides destroys the buildup of fungus, mold, mildew, bacteria, and other microorganisms within the HVAC equipment.
IS YOUR HOME MAKING YOU SICK?
Since the early 70’s, homes have been built tighter to conserve energy by keeping cold air out in the winter and hot air out in the summer. While this does save energy, it also contributes to ‘Tight Home Syndrome’. Tight Home Syndrome locks in dirty, sick and stale air and contributes to indoor air pollution.
This indoor air pollution has been categorized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) into three danger levels; Particles, Germs and Gases, and most often can contain microbial contaminants, such as mold and bacteria, gases (including carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds), dust, pollen and much more that can induce adverse health conditions. According to the EPA, your indoor air is typically 2 – 5 times and can be up to 100 times more polluted than outside air.
Much of this pollution comes from toxic off-gassing from carpets, building material, paint, stain, cleaning chemicals, disinfectants, bug sprays and more. Although we continue to pollute outside air, it is cleansed by Mother Nature with the weather, ionization and UV energy from the sun. These natural cleansing actions are not present indoors, and our immune system cannot keep up with this over abundance of indoor air pollution.
The American Lung Association estimates that most people spend 90% of their time indoors breathing ultrafine particles, germs, and gasses that pass through our lungs and enter the bloodstream. These are the main causes of asthma, allergies, and other ailments so, paying particular attention to cleaning your indoor air is critical.
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning Indoor Air Quality experts can convert your heating and cooling system into a whole-house Air Treatment Center. To control these pollutants that are injurious to your health, advanced air cleaning systems like MicroPower Guard are designed to remove the smallest particles from the air; while the OxyQuantum UV lights will help control germs and organic odors. Most store bought filters cannot eliminate these smallest of allergens and have no capability of having any effect on bacteria and gasses.
The EPA recommends that you have your air ducts, heating and cooling systems inspected first by a professional heating and cooling contractor. If your One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning technician discovers that your air ducts have substantial visible mold, dust, dirt, and other contaminants or a musty odor, they may recommend duct cleaning. This is especially important if someone in your household suffers from asthma, allergies, or other symptoms that may be related to indoor air pollution.
Although duct cleaning alone has never been shown to prevent health problems, it is an important step in a whole-house air cleaning strategy. The One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning technician can perform ductwork installation to meet your system requirements.
Much of the dirt and dust that accumulates in the ducts adheres to the duct surfaces and the furnace and air conditioning components. This does not mean that it necessarily becomes airborne and enters our breathing space. However, this accumulation is a perfect breeding ground for mold, bacteria, and other fungi that are unique sources of indoor air pollution. It also reduces the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, we can share with your whole house Air Treatment Center options to clean, disinfect and deodorize the air in your home 24 hours a day, naturally and without chemicals; then you can decide which best fits your concerns and needs.