Indoor Air Quality Services in Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, FL, And Surrounding Areas
Ways in which HVAC technology can aid in the improvement of indoor air quality
Air purification technology
- UVC lights: UVC lights can be installed in your HVAC system to keep pathogens out of the equipment and reduce the risk of them spreading throughout the building.
- Oxidation and ionization technology: Oxidation and ionization air purifiers destroy particles in the air, cleaning the air throughout your space and within your HVAC system.
Clean the ductwork
A simple inspection can reveal whether your ductwork accumulates dust, mold spores, or other airborne materials. These contaminants can cause health problems, especially for people with asthma or allergies. Cleaning clogged ducts can also help improve your HVAC system’s efficiency and prevent breakdowns.
Mold can cause headaches, nausea, itchy eyes, irritated nose and throat, and asthma. Professionals have the right chemicals to eliminate mold and the equipment to keep themselves and your property safe.
A properly designed ventilation system decreases IAQ by providing fresh air and removing contaminants that can cause illness. Exhaust fans, for example, can aid in eliminating fumes generated by manufacturing processes and using chemicals or other materials.
Control humidity and temperature
You can use a humidity gauge as part of your indoor air quality testing to see if the humidity in your building is at a healthy level. Consider a Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) HVAC system to maintain a consistent humidity level and temperature.
Even though standard air conditioners and furnace filters do not remove pathogens as effectively as UVC, they still play an essential role. They keep your HVAC equipment clean and efficient by shielding it from dust and debris.
Maintaining your HVAC system will help you stay on top of air quality
Routine HVAC maintenance, combined with duct inspection and cleaning on occasion, not only aids in detecting, preventing, and eliminating sources of indoor air pollution but also ensures that your HVAC system is operating correctly, resulting in cost-effectiveness and reliability.
The advantages of good indoor air quality
Breathe more efficiently
The more contaminated the air we breathe, the more quickly we will become ill or allergic.
Of course, cleaner air allows us to sleep better and reduces our chances of becoming ill.
Remove allergens and pollutants
The more airborne pollutants you are exposed to, the more likely you are to become ill.
By preventing many germs, molds, and pollutants from entering your home, a good air filtration system can help you get rid of odors.
Affordable utility bills
New energy-efficient air conditioners are less expensive and can pay for themselves in a few years.
We know what it takes to provide high-quality heating, cooling, and air filtration all year at Island Aire of Southwest Florida Inc. Call us or fill out our online form to get in touch with us to improve your indoor air quality.
Our Indoor Air Quality Services & Products Provide Clean Comfort in Southwest Florida
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors. That’s a problem when a growing body of scientific research suggests that the air inside homes and other buildings can contain more contaminants than the outdoor air, even in the most polluted cities. Even though we’ve made amazing advancements in HVAC technology, indoor air quality (IAQ) in many homes is worse than ever due to how tightly sealed new homes are.
Pet dander, pollutants, cooking fumes, microbial growth, and dust mites are just a few of the things that might be contaminating the air you breathe at home. Your HVAC system can exacerbate the problem by blowing these contaminants into every room in your home, causing them to lodge in your ductwork and other HVAC components. The health effects of poor indoor air quality include allergies; eye, nose, and throat irritation; asthma; headaches; and fatigue. To help you and your family avoid these issues, Island Aire of Southwest FL offers an array of inside air quality solutions.
The quality of your indoor air starts with your central air filter. Island Aire of Southwest FL can provide you with advanced air purifier products in formats such as electrostatic, electronic, and media. Filters come with Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, or MERV, ratings. We typically recommend at least a MERV 7 filter, but not every HVAC system has the static necessary for high-efficiency filters. That’s why it’s important for our technicians to come out and look at your HVAC unit to decide which filter rating can give you the highest-quality indoor air.
For the healthiest indoor air, you don’t want too much or too little humidity. Indoor air that is too moist provides a breeding ground for microbial growth. On the other hand, air that is too dry allows contaminants to remain airborne for longer, increasing the chance that they’ll be inhaled by someone in your household. Each home has different humidity needs as well, so our trained technicians can test the humidity levels and recommend air quality solutions from there.
Other Air Quality Products
Installing ventilators can help correct the problem of homes that are too well-insulated. A mechanical ventilator pushes stale air outside through an exhaust system. Simultaneously, the ventilator also draws outside air into your home, keeping the air you breathe fresh. More sophisticated ventilators can even use some of the energy lost during the transfer process.
If you suspect your indoor air quality could use some improvement, give us a call. We’ll be happy to schedule and perform an indoor air quality inspection. If your air quality is suffering, we will make suggestions and can install products that will improve your air, so everyone in your Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Pine Island, and Sanibel Island, FL home is breathing clean, healthy air.