Some in-home airborne particles can irritate the eyes, nose, throat and lungs. They can also increase respiratory problems, especially in those with preexisting medical conditions such as cardiovascular illness and immune system diseases.
Types of airborne particles:
- Allergens – dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold and dust; can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems and asthma attacks.
- Biological – bacteria, viruses and fungi; can cause infectious and non-infectious diseases such as colds, influenza and respiratory infections.
- Toxic – cigarette smoke, wood smoke, lead dust and asbestos
Indoor Air Quality monitoring – IAQ monitoring pinpoints air quality problems in your home. Our IAQ expert technician places an IAQ monitor in your home for a few days to measure temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and airborne particles in one-minute cycles. Once a day, it transmits the data via the phone line to us for analysis.
HEPA Filtration, Certified Class II Medical Devices – For maximum benefits air should be filtered through a HEPA filter. A true HEPA filter is certified by AHAM to capture 99.97% of 0.3-micron particles including pollen, mold spores, mildew, dust mite debris, tobacco smoke and dander. For germicidal protection, a UV lamp, the same technology hospitals use to prevent and kill bacteria, viruses and mold can be added.
Our certified HEPA filters are Class II medical devices, which may qualify some homeowners for reimbursement, under some insurance plans, with doctor approval. Our filtration systems may also be tax deductible.
Humidity Control – To prevent dust mites, mold, mildew, fungi, bacteria and viruses humidity should be maintained at 40%. If your home is very humid, it may require a dehumidification system. Homes that are too dry may need a humidifier. Our trained staff can provide additional details about our whole-house products for keeping humidity at comfortable and healthy levels.
Whole-house air filtration systems – Remove up to 99% of all indoor air pollutants for easier and healthier breathing.
Indoor Air Quality Tips
- For your home to be free of allergens ductwork must be sealed. The air intake, circulation and exhaust must also be properly controlled and monitored.