Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Thermostat Installation, Repair, and Maintenance for Houston and Bryan–College Station
How important is the air inside your home? Considering the fact that poor indoor air quality can worsen or cause respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer, we’d say it’s pretty important (Environmental Protection Agency).
Here are some of the health effects associated with common indoor air contaminants:
- Eye, nose, and throat irritation
- Nausea, headaches, fatigue, and dizziness
- Asthma and allergies
- Respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer
- Life-threatening conditions, such as carbon monoxide poisoning and Legionnaires’ disease
Indoor air pollution is a real problem, which is why the EPA has consistently classified indoor air pollution in the top five environmental risks to public health. Don’t panic! The licensed, insured, and trained HVAC technicians at Dailey Company are here to help you improve the air quality in your Houston and Bryan–College Station homes.
Tight Homes Save Energy But Are At Risk of Poor Indoor Air Quality
In recent years, indoor air pollution has gotten worse, not better. This is due in part to an increase in outdoor pollution, chemically treated products, and the increase in tight, insulated homes. The more you insulate, the less fresh air is able to enter the living space. The same air gets recirculated through your home over and over again. This can lead to stale, polluted indoor air, which is why it’s so important to have a mechanical ventilation system in place.
Whenever you make any significant insulation improvements, it’s important to speak with a trained and certified HVAC technician to make sure you have safe ventilation levels. While mechanical ventilation systems such as whole-house ventilators are essential for healthy indoor air, there are many other IAQ solutions available to you.
There are many different air filtration types to choose from, which is why it’s important to speak with a professional who can help sort through your options.
Most air filters can remove indoor air pollutants that are 5 microns (micrometer, one-millionth of a meter) or larger. Anything that is smaller than that can usually pass through the filter without a problem. Unfortunately, the vast majority of all indoor air particles are less than one micron in size.
To capture more indoor air pollutants, you’ll need a thicker filter with a higher Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating. But be careful, if the filter is too thick, you will need a professional to modify your system to accommodate it.
The licensed and certified HVAC experts at Dailey Company will answer all your questions about air filters and teach you how to use and care for your system.
In order to target the right contaminants, you need the right air purifier. There are some purifiers that use HEPA filters, UV light, ionization, carbon filtration, air scrubbers, or some combination. Air cleaners and purifiers don’t just trap the contaminants like a filter; they can actually remove them or render them harmless.
The licensed and trained IAQ experts at Dailey Company are experienced with all types of air purifiers. Instead of guessing or googling the problem and solution, rely on us to pinpoint the problem and come up with a custom solution based on the contaminants inside your home.
We can install air purifiers into any home heating and cooling system. Breathe easy by improving your indoor air quality with the professional technicians at Dailey Company.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
High humidity is a fact of life in Houston and Bryan–College Station. Luckily, we have air conditioning, which naturally dries out the air. Unfortunately, other than running the HVAC system, most people have little control over their indoor humidity levels. If you want to stay healthy and comfortable while protecting art, instruments, books, and more, it’s good to have a whole-home humidification.
Whole-home humidifiers get installed into your existing HVAC system and automatically add or remove moisture to maintain the ideal humidity levels. This will reduce mold, bacteria, viruses, and pests, which thrive in moist environments. In an area as humid as Houston, investing in a whole-home humidification system is one of the best things you can do for your indoor air quality.
Duct Cleaning and Sealing
Your duct system should be thoroughly inspected and sealed to save energy and improve indoor air quality. Not only do the cracks and gaps leak conditioned air out, they also suck air in, which can include dust, dirt, insects, bacteria, and other pollutants. Air then circulates through these dirty ducts to create an indoor air quality problem for everyone inside.
According to the EPA, in a typical US home, around 20 to 30 percent of the air flowing through the duct system gets lost to leaks. Speak with one of our licensed and trained duct cleaning and sealing experts to inspect your ductwork for any areas that need attention.
There are a lot of factors that go into making the right decision for your indoor air quality needs. Call the expert technicians and indoor air quality experts at Dailey Company for a full range of services and expertise to pick out the right system for your home. We will test the air and narrow down the causes of the indoor air pollution.
Call Dailey Electric for 24/7 indoor air quality service in the Houston and Bryan–College Station area!