Maybe you’ve noticed that you don’t feel like yourself when you’re at home, or you’ve experienced allergy or asthma symptoms upon arriving. If either of these situations apply, it’s likely that your indoor air is causing the problem. It’s been estimated that the air inside a Lloydminster home is about four times as polluted as the air outdoors, and these findings indicate that air quality is a serious matter for the area’s homeowners.
Why is Indoor Air Quality So Important?
Most people don’t give much thought to the air they breathe, but air quality is crucial to human health. Polluted indoor air is one of the top environmental risks we face. It’s not surprising when we consider the amount of dander, dust, dirt, smoke, mold, and other pollutants that find their way into our homes. Exposure to these toxins can have adverse health effects, some of which include:
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Watery, itchy eyes
- Respiratory illnesses
- Cancer (due to radon exposure)
At R&D Heating & Cooling, we offer a range of services and products for your heating and air conditioning system that offer convenience and comfort while making your Lloydminster, AB home a healthier place to live.
We Can Help You Breathe Easier
Low indoor air quality affects our health in many ways. Symptoms vary widely, ranging from minor problems to major health issues as described above. The team at R&D is here to help you keep your home’s air clean, fresh, and healthy.
Our Indoor Air Quality Services
Indoor pollutants can come from various sources including pets, dirty AC filters, a dirty air conditioning system, or the chemicals we use to clean our homes. Aside from identifying these sources, it’s important to find out what kind of irritants are hiding in your home. The most common indoor air pollutants include:
- Dust and dust mites that become firmly embedded in drapes, sofas, bedding, carpets, and other soft surfaces
- Pet dander and pet hair that cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals
- Toxic gases such as carbon monoxide that may come from furnaces and other equipment that generates power from oil or gas combustion
- Tobacco smoke, which gradually seeps into carpets, walls, and furniture
Common household items such as cleaners, disinfectants, and paint are known to emit VOCs or volatile organic compounds, which have long-term health effects. Call us today to learn how we can help keep your indoor air safer and cleaner.
How R&D Heating & Cooling Helps You Deal With Low-Quality Indoor Air
Though we recommend thorough, regular cleaning habits, it’s impossible for DIY methods to detect and eliminate all pollutants. That’s why regular duct cleaning is so essential. Many of the pollutants we previously mentioned are microscopic, colorless, and odorless, and highly contaminated ductwork is known to harbor bacteria, rodent droppings, and toxic mold. Such contamination may lead to asthma, allergy attacks, and other respiratory issues.
Our trained technicians have the expertise and tools to thoroughly assess the condition of your home’s air and accurately detect contaminants. R&D Heating & Cooling installs a range of products including air humidifiers, advanced ventilation options, air cleaners, and air purifiers to help clean up the air you breathe every day.
Saving Money and Your Health
Low-quality indoor air does not just affect your family’s health. When the air inside your home is filled with pollutants, it reduces the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. These problems are much worse when the system’s filtering is clogged, its ducts need to be cleaned, or when it’s time to schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment.
These units must work much harder to cool and heat homes when harmful contaminants are clogging the ductwork. When a unit struggles to do its job, it costs more money to operate. If you’re breathing a little harder and paying more each month for utilities, a dirty HVAC system may be to blame. Call the pros at R&D to schedule an indoor air quality assessment.
Call Us Today
The quality of the air inside your home affects your overall health and well-being, and it’s up to you to make that air as clean as possible. Fill out our online contact form to request more details or call us today to learn about our indoor air quality services.