Residential Indoor Air Quality Systems
Did you know that most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors?
If you spend a lot of time indoors, maintaining good indoor air quality (IAQ) in your home is crucial to your well-being. Minimize respiratory ailments and keep everyone in your house healthy and comfortable with a residential indoor air quality system.
At AAA Heating and Cooling, we make it easy for homeowners to control common residential air pollutants and provide IAQ solutions tailored to your unique needs.
Common Home Air Quality Issues
Some of the most common residential indoor air quality issues can be easily detected. Signs of pollutant levels in your household may require the attention of an expert HVAC specialist. The air in your home may be unhealthy if you notice:
- Feeling sick when inside your home, but symptoms are alleviated when away
- Residents experiencing increased allergies
- Excessive dust
- High humidity levels
- Mold or mildew growth
- Unexplained odors
- Visible particles blowing out of your vents
If you have HVAC equipment or an air quality system in your home and believe pollution levels are higher than they should be, contact AAA Heating and Cooling to schedule an inspection. A trained air quality specialist will examine your equipment and alert you to any issues that require repair or maintenance.
The Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality
HVAC systems are susceptible to collecting a variety of contaminants that impact air quality.
Indoor air pollutants include dust, pollen, mold, fungi, bacteria, smoke, carbon monoxide, asbestos, volatile organic compounds, chemicals, gases, and common allergens.
Prolonged exposure to these pollutants can lead to symptoms including:
- Irritated eyes, nose, and throat
The symptoms of a reaction to indoor air pollutants are similar to those of allergies, a cold, or the flu. We recommend homeowners get their indoor air quality checked, as long-term health effects are possible and may be life-threatening.
Indoor Air Quality System Repair & Maintenance
AAA Heating and Cooling offers repair and maintenance services, including certified air duct testing and sealing. We can evaluate the IAQ in your Portland home and provide expert recommendations for improving your household air.
We recommend residential duct cleaning for your home to reduce:
It’s also a good idea to change the air filter in your HVAC system once a month. Air filtration systems have different filter replacement requirements depending on the unit type. Keep the warranty for your HVAC equipment and schedule yearly maintenance and air quality checks.
Our Indoor Air Quality System Options
A residential IAQ system will help keep your family comfortable, safe, and healthy year-round. AAA Heating and Cooling offers a variety of solutions to control, dilute, and eliminate pollutants in your home including:
- Air purification systems designed to remove a large percentage of mold, pollen, dust, and other allergens
- Long-lasting residential indoor air filters that effectively trap and remove airborne contaminants
- Humidifiers that help keep viruses at bay
- Dehumidifiers designed to eliminate excess moisture and prevent mold growth
- Indoor air ventilation systems that produce fresh air and manage IAQ year-round
- Systems that continuously monitor outdoor temperatures and indoor humidity to ensure appropriate humidity levels in the home
Our Indoor Air Quality Promise
AAA Heating and Cooling is dedicated to helping our residential clients create indoor environments that are healthy for every member of the household.
When you contact one of our air quality specialists regarding your residential IAQ, you’ll discover ways to:
- Promote health and comfort in your home
- Reduce your family’s energy consumption
- Qualify for tax credits
FAQ About IAQ: What You Want to Know About Indoor Air Quality
Isn’t the Air in my Home Safer Than the Air Outside?
Several factors affect indoor air quality, and the concentration of pollutants in a home can be up to five times higher than outdoor concentrations.
How Do I Know if the Quality of Air in My Home is Compromised?
The best way to determine if you have poor indoor air quality is with a professional evaluation. If your home seems more humid or dusty than normal, or members of the household have cold- or allergy-like symptoms, it’s a good idea to have the air tested.
Can Radon Affect the Quality of Air in My Home?
Yes. Radon is an invisible, scentless radioactive gas that occurs naturally. The only way to know if your home has it is with a radon testing kit.
What Causes Poor Air Quality in Your Home?
There are numerous things that can negatively affect the air quality in your home, such as:
- Microscopic insects
- Gas-emitting chemicals
- Air fresheners
If you have home air quality concerns, contact the experts at AAA Heating & Cooling and schedule an air quality evaluation.
If My Home Is New, Do I Need To Worry About Indoor Air Quality?
Even if your home is a new build, it’s no guarantee that you won’t have an air quality issue.
For one, radon can be an issue for a home no matter its age, and as we know from above, the only way to tell is by testing for it.
Air quality can also be an issue in a new build due to installed flooring, carpeting, paint, and other standard (and necessary) items. Additionally, you should consider the ventilation system in a new build to ensure your air exchange rate is within the appropriate range.