Indoor Air Quality
Dallas Indoor Air Quality Services
Dallas is one of the most polluted cities in the United States. Unfortunately, those pollutants don’t stay outside and can affect your indoor air quality. Dust mites, mold, pollen, bacteria, and other air pollutants can affect your family’s health by causing allergies, worsening asthma symptoms, and other respiratory issues that can make it hard to breathe. It’s easy to overlook your indoor air quality being the culprit behind ongoing health issues. If you suspect that you’re suffering from indoor air pollution, there are simple ways to improve your indoor air and help your family breathe easier.
For over 25 years, Sherrell Air Conditioning and Heating has been serving the Dallas Metroplex, providing customer satisfaction 100% of the time. In addition to handling all your heating and cooling needs, we offer Dallas indoor air quality services that can help eliminate harmful indoor pollutants, control humidity, and help your family feel better. If you’re suffering from poor indoor air quality, schedule a service call today at (972) 216-1961.
What is Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is the quality of air in a home, office, or other indoor settings as opposed to outdoor and industrial environments. Your overall health is affected by indoor air quality and can either cause immediate health issues or ones that develop over time. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 70% of indoor air is more polluted than outside air. There are many contributing factors that create poor indoor air quality, like bad ventilation, household cleaning products, unsealed attics and basements, stored chemicals, pesticides, mold, tobacco use, and more.
Common Threats to Indoor Air Quality
Indoor pollutants that release gases and other particles into the air are the most significant cause of indoor air quality issues. Poor ventilation makes these problems worse by not allowing these pollutants a way back outside. High humidity and temperatures can also worsen indoor air quality by creating environments where certain pollutants thrive.
Pollen, dust, and dirt are some of the more common indoor pollutants, but dirty vents and air filters, mold, and mildew also contribute to poor indoor air quality. Other causes include:
- Biological Contaminants: Mold spores, viruses, germs, bacteria, and other microscopic organisms are among the biggest threats to indoor air quality. When considering biological contaminants and how they affect our health, look no further than the recent COVID-19 global pandemic. As more people are in your home or business, the risk of spreading these dangerous particles increases.
- Volatile Organic Compounds: VOCs comprise a large group of chemicals ranging from paint to natural gas pollutants used to build and maintain our homes. These chemicals release an “off-gas” once they’re in our homes, affecting the air we breathe. Certain VOCs don’t have a smell, causing them to go undetected in your home for years. Volatile organic compounds can be very toxic for both children and adults.
- Pet Dander: While you might be vacuuming and cleaning up your pet’s hair from your floors and furniture, you aren’t eliminating the pet dander completely. You’re still breathing in microscopic skin cells, pet hair, and dandruff stuck to walls and other surfaces, no matter how much you clean up your pet’s hair.
Call the Dallas air quality experts today at Sherrell Air Conditioning and Heating to schedule a clean air evaluation. Our technicians will provide you with the best air quality solutions so you can breathe easier.
How To Determine Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
You can purchase an indoor air quality monitor to determine your indoor air quality. This system is the easiest option to see how good or bad the air inside your home is. These can range anywhere from $50 to $300. Other options for testing your indoor air quality are mold tests, carbon monoxide monitors, and radon tests.
The Dallas, TX clean air experts at Sherrell Air Conditioning and Heating can also conduct an air quality test and determine your indoor air quality. If you and your family are suffering from allergy symptoms like throat irritation and other respiratory issues, an air quality testing appointment could be the solution to improving your breathing.
How To Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
Improving indoor air quality doesn’t mean a complete HVAC system replacement. Many options, like replacing your air filters or duct cleaning, improve your indoor air. At Sherrell Air Conditioning and Heating, we offer several air quality services. When you schedule a clean air appointment, a seasoned HVAC professional will determine your problem and help you decide on the best solution to improve indoor air quality.
Common Indoor Air Quality Products and Services
At Sherrell Air, we offer the following indoor air quality services and products:
- Air Scrubbers: This device uses a filtration system to effectively remove dangerous particles from the air. Most air scrubbers use UV light to make the particles larger and heavier, so they get trapped in your air filters.
- Air Purification: Also called air cleaners, this equipment works to kill contaminants in your HVAC system’s ductwork. Air purifiers use the polarization process to kill airborne pathogens by separating positive and negative ions.
- Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers: Increased humidity levels can provide biological contaminants with the perfect environment to grow and thrive. When these contaminants like mold, mildew, and bacteria grow, they can create serious health problems for you and your family. During the colder months, you might be left breathing cold, dry air that can create different health issues. The professionals at Sherrell Air offer whole-home humidifiers as well as whole-home dehumidifers and can help you regulate your humidity levels by choosing the right system for you.
- Air Duct Cleaning: Air duct cleaning can help you maintain a cleaner, safer home. Your HVAC system will run more efficiently, have a longer lifespan, and your monthly utility bill will be reduced.
At Sherrell Air, while we offer the above indoor air quality solutions, we recommend a whole-house air filtration system to improve the overall air quality in your home. This system can remove up to 99.98% of all airborne allergens.
Call our Dallas Indoor Air Quality Specialists at Sherrell Air Today!
If you’re struggling with indoor air, call the experts at Sherrell Air. An extremely professional technician will conduct indoor air quality testing to determine how to improve indoor air quality. If you or your family have been suffering from respiratory or other health issues related to air quality, let us help. Once we’ve pinpointed the root of your indoor air quality problems, we can provide you with the best air quality solutions to fit your budget. Clean, fresh air is just a phone call away. Call us today at (972) 846-7831 to schedule an appointment.