Many people don’t realize it, but the air inside the home is often dirtier and more unhealthy than the air outside, making allergic symptoms worse. At Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we have a variety of solutions to clean up the air inside your home so everyone can breathe easier.
We’ve proudly served residents throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties since 1993. Our technicians are licensed, insured, and certified to service most major brands, and we back up everything we do with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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Your Trusted Indoor Air Quality Company
According to the American Lung Association, poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to infections and diseases like lung cancer, asthma, and other respiratory issues.
The problem with indoor air pollution is that the effects don’t always show up immediately, and long-term exposure can cause serious health concerns that often manifest when it’s too late.
But why is the air in our homes so dirty, and what can we do about it?
The EPA lists the primary causes of indoor air pollution as being:
- Fuel-burning combustion appliances
- Use of tobacco products
- Household cleaning products
- Central heating and cooling systems
- Excess moisture
- Newly installed carpeting or upholstery
While indoor air pollution is a real problem, it doesn’t mean you have to suffer from it forever. Here are some easy ways to make the air in your home healthier.
Many homeowners keep their windows shut throughout the year to keep the heat in during winter and the cold air during summer. But experts say that cracking a window goes a long way to reducing the number of contaminants in your indoor air.
Install a HEPA Filter
A HEPA filter is a high-efficiency particulate air filter that traps particles that regular HVAC filters can’t. Consider installing a HEPA filter in your air conditioner or furnace and a standalone device in rooms where you want additional protection.
Turn On Your Air Conditioner
Many indoor air pollutants are water-soluble, and because your air conditioner removes moisture from the air, it’s a good idea to use your AC to help remove allergens, pollen, and other particulates.
If you have questions or want to discuss your options, call one of our experienced technicians to schedule an appointment.
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Should You Consider an Air Cleaner?
Because of health concerns, more of us spend time indoors working from home or confined to an office. As we’ve seen, it’s common for indoor air to be worse for your health than what’s outside, but you might consider adding an air purifier or air cleaner to help you breathe a little easier.
Air purifiers can trap up to 95% of airborne contaminants down to 0.30 microns in size. And depending on the system you choose, the air cleaner can run an electrical charge across the filter to kill germs, pollen, and mold spores.
Besides providing cleaner, healthier indoor air, adding an air cleaner can remove odors from your home or office instead of relying on an air freshener, which ironically adds to your indoor air pollution.
If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, an air purifier is an excellent way to help rid the indoor environment of the pollen, pet dander, and other contaminants that trigger their symptoms.
Lastly, running an air cleaner reduces the amount of dust that spreads throughout the house, which means you spend less time cleaning.