The indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home or business is important. Since it doesn’t rain much in Arizona, dust rarely settles. This allows the wind to blow all kinds of pollutants indoors. Dust, pollen, pet dander, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are just a few of the invisible dangers that lurk in the air we breathe.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns us that indoor air is anywhere from two to 100 times as polluted as outdoor air, and Phoenix air quality is a lot lower than most states. Since Arizonans spend a lot of their time indoors (especially during the summer), scheduling a home air quality test is never a bad idea.
The long-term side effects of poor IAQ exposure are less understood, but they may include some types of cancer, respiratory conditions, and cardiovascular disease. At the end of the day, hiring a professional indoor air quality testing company could save your life.
You’ll never be able to see the pollutants floating around in the air inside your home or business – but you might be able to feel the effect they have. Short-term side effects of exposure to poor IAQ include fatigue, headache, chronic illness and respiratory problems.
Our team of heating and cooling specialists is highly experienced and equipped to solve any problem related to poor IAQ. But if you’re not quite ready to hire an indoor air quality testing company, you can follow these tips to breathe a little easier, thanks to HVAC technology.
Invest in a portable or whole-home air purifier. One of our Phoenix technicians can help you determine the right size of equipment for your home by analyzing your property and discussing product features and benefits with you. We’ll also make sure to install a purifier with proper ACH ratings.
Ask your HVAC specialist to install an air humidifier. The ideal relative humidity (RH) varies depending on the outdoor temperature, but it should never exceed 50 percent. A humidifier can balance the moisture in your indoor air, so mold, dust mites and other irritants are kept at bay.
Consider using a mechanical ventilator to freshen up your indoor air. These air filtration products help purge your home of stagnant air while drawing in fresh air from the outside. One of our comfort specialists can help you pick out the right equipment for your home and unique needs.
Like all other HVAC equipment, you’ll need to treat your IAQ-targeted machinery with regular care for the best results. You’ll also want routine air quality inspections. For example, air purifier filters should be changed regularly, humidifiers should be cleaned weekly, and mechanical ventilation systems should be tested for any type of malfunction.
Canyon State Air has been a family-owned business since 1989 and has been operating as a Trane Comfort dealer for more than 20 years. All of our technicians are NATE-certified, and they believe in building long-term relationships with the Phoenix community. Hiring the right people has allowed us to become a premier indoor air quality testing company throughout the valley.
Whether we’re plumbing, improving ventilation or treating your water, we work hard to achieve 100-percent customer satisfaction. Improving the air quality in your Phoenix home helps us provide an even better experience that benefits the health of your entire household.
There isn’t a job too big or too small for Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing.
Repair or replace HVAC components
New installation or water leak repair
RO systems or whole home treatment
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