Indoor Air Quality Products and Services Create Better Health and Comfort in Louisville Area Homes
Indoor air quality and indoor air pollution are a growing concern amongst Louisville homeowners. The Environmental Protection Agency has shared that poor indoor air quality can affect health, as well as comfort of those inside a house. With new information, we have learned the air pollution in the United States isn’t a problem restricted to the outdoors – indoor air pollutants are a greater issue, given the time most of us spend inside the home.
Luckily, indoor air quality IAQ products are available to help Louisville homeowners address air pollution issues inside their homes. Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling assists homeowners in addressing poor indoor air through quality solutions and services. Let our air quality experts help you select products that address the specific cause of pollutants in your home and keep air pollution under control.
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Indoor Air Quality Products for Louisville Homes
Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers professional services and quality products that treat air pollutants inside the home. Quality IAQ products reduce levels of indoor air pollutants, provide ongoing pollutant control, and allow homeowners to achieve good indoor air quality for their families. Our air quality experts are available to provide more information as well as installation for these indoor air quality solutions:
What is the Cause of Poor Indoor Air Quality IAQ?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, air quality and pollution is a greater concern within the indoor environment versus the outdoors. The concentration of pollutants can be much higher inside a home compared to the fresh air outside – 2 to 5 times as many pollutants are found indoors! In the United States, most of us spend our days largely indoors, whether it be in a house or at the workplace. With as much as 90% of our days spent inside, the average person is at a greater risk of health issues due to exposure to indoor air pollutants versus outside pollution.
Declines in home air quality result for many reasons. One major cause is the amount of pollutants that are introduced to a home environment each day, both from activities and products used indoors as well as air pollution tracked in from outside. Newer homes are built with energy efficiency in mind – the air sealing performed to help the home retain energy negatively impacts natural ventilation. Without natural ventilation, fresh air is unable to move into the home and replace stale, polluted air, which allows air pollution to build up inside the home.
Common Pollutants in Louisville Homes
Indoor air quality is negatively impact that by many of the products we use each day in our homes, as well as natural specific sources. Some of these include:
- Asbestos from aged and damaged building materials
- Lead paint and other lead materials
- Pesticides used outdoors
- Natural radon gas
- Carbon monoxide from fuel-burning appliances
- Mold growth within heating and air conditioning systems
Unfortunately, many Louisville homeowners aren’t aware of the negative impacts these products and sources have on indoor air quality IAQ. Testing air quality in home environments is important to provide insight into the specific air pollution problems households face. Quality air testing reveals the pollutants present in the home, providing a starting point to address air quality. A home air quality test is used by IAQ professionals to determine which products and solutions should be implemented within the home.
Poor IAQ Can Cause These Symptoms
It can be difficult to detect the presence of air pollution indoors without testing the quality of home air. An air quality test and radon test alert Louisville homeowners to the presence of pollutants that cause health issues and put their families at risk. Without testing, homeowners are forced to rely on knowing the symptoms of poor indoor air. Some of the symptoms that an air quality problem can cause include:
- Rooms feel stuffy
- Air feels muggy
- Odors linger in the home
- Surfaces are dustier
- Occupants suffer more allergy symptoms
- Occupants suffer health symptoms
- Visible humidity problems, moisture gathers on surfaces or windows
- Visible mold growth
Jarboe’s Delivers Indoor Air Quality IAQ Products and Services for Louisville Homeowners
If your family members notice the symptoms of an air quality issue, it’s time to take control for better indoor air quality at home. Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Helps Louisville homeowners identify poor air quality and implement air quality IAQ solutions that work to maintain better health and comfort for all indoors.
Many IAQ products exist to address specific pollutant issues that can be present in a home. These products work with the existing heating and air conditioning systems to treat air pollution as the home’s air supply continuously recirculates for conditioning. Our air quality experts work to assess your air pollution problem and identify quality products that provide you with great control over indoor pollutant levels.
Air Quality IAQ Products That Pair with Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
Air constantly circulates in a home as heating and air conditioning systems run to keep temperatures under control. By implementing air quality equipment that works with HVAC systems, Louisville homeowners benefit from a whole home solution that constantly addresses the home’s entire air volume. Whole home IAQ products provide a greater coverage than portable devices only meant to treat small areas. These specialized products are energy efficient and low maintenance, helping homeowners achieve better indoor air quality with little effort.
To achieve good indoor air quality, several factors must be addressed. Air pollution levels are reduced by removing pollutants from the indoor environment, balance humidity is maintained by adding or removing moisture within the air supply, and the home receives proper ventilation to allow fresh air indoors. Jarboe’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling’s air quality professionals work with homeowners to address each of these areas with specific products built for the task.
Using high quality filters, air cleaners capture pollutants as air passes through the heating and cooling system. Products are up to 99 percent effective at the removal of common pollutants and allergens from the home air supply.
UV Air Purifiers
Mold becomes a problem in the home when it grows on surfaces or within heating and air conditioning equipment – as air circulates, spores are picked up and redistributed throughout the home, which increases the likelihood of exposure to occupants and allows further opportunities for the spores to multiply. Using UV light energy, these air purifiers treat mold spores circulating in the home air supply as they pass through the HVAC system. UV light neutralizes the spore, preventing it from causing allergy symptoms as well as stopping its reproduction.
If moisture levels in the home’s air become too high, air pollution problems are worsened. A humid environment allows air to hold a higher concentration of air pollutants. As air circulates through heating and air conditioning systems, dehumidifiers pull out excess moisture to leave the air supply at a safe relative humidity level which lessens the concentration of pollutants in the home’s air.
Dry air can cause just as many air quality issues as humid air. Home occupants experience health symptoms including nosebleeds, dry skin, itchy eyes, and more. A dry environment allows influenza viral particles to stay suspended in the air supply for longer, which can increase the likelihood of the virus’s spread amongst members of a household. A humidifier adds moisture to circulating air to alleviate such air quality issues while maintaining balanced relative humidity levels.
Frequently Asked Questions
Symptoms of poor air quality in your home can include: headaches, fatigue, dryness and irritation of your eyes, throat and skin, shortness of breath, sinus congestions, coughing and sneezing, and dizziness.
High temperature and humidity levels can increase concentrations of air pollutants in your home.
Poor air quality can exacerbate pre-existing issues and can lead to worse symptoms.
Most technicians are able to test the quality of the air in your home by using indoor air quality monitors.
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