Maintaining the quality of the air inside your home is an important part of protecting your family from harmful pollutants that can cause allergic reactions or other serious illnesses. Minimizing these pollutants may require using professional air quality products and services designed to keep the air inside your home clean and healthy. At Service Doctors, we offer an extensive line of options for improving indoor air quality in the homes of all of our Washington, DC area customers.
Types of Air Pollutants
Some of the more common air pollutants found in homes include pet dander, pollen, bacteria, molds, and cigarette smoke. These can cause anything from mild irritations to allergic reactions that may require medical attention. Some of the more serious pollutants commonly found in homes are combustion pollutants, which are gases or particles that are created when fuel or other materials are burned. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and potentially deadly gas that is a byproduct of burning fuels, such as gas from a furnace. Nitrogen dioxide is another dangerous combustion pollutant commonly found in homes that you should be aware of.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
. But the humidity level in the home also plays a role, so you may want to consider a de–humidifier or a humidifier depending on how much moisture is in the air inside your home.
Proper ventilation is another important part of preventing pollutants from getting trapped inside your home, so make sure all of your exhaust fans are working properly and free of dirt or debris. Cleaning and changing the air filters will also keep pollutants from circulating in the indoor air through your heating and cooling ventilation systems.
Toxic gasses can leak from a damaged or rusted furnace heat exchanger or from faulty flues. It is important to note that there is no evidence that these gasses can be filtered by air purification systems. Schedule regular maintenance visits with one of our experienced HVAC technicians to check your heating and cooling system for gas leaks or other safety issues.
Professional Indoor Air Quality Services
At Service Doctors, we offer and install only the highest quality indoor air quality products on the market because we’re dedicated to the health and well–being of all our customers in the Washington D.C. area. If you have questions or wish to speak to one of our qualified HVAC technicians about the air quality inside your home, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.