Indoor Air Quality
Do you have pets in your home?
Do you have dust accumulating around your vents?
Does anyone have allergies or asthma?
Do you ever suffer from dry throat, dry skin, or excessive static electricity?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you may have a problem with your indoor air quality (IAQ for short). Well, we're here to help! It is important that the air you are breathing is Comfortable, more importantly Safe. Did you know the air indoors is typically 4-5 times more polluted than the air outside?
How is this possible? There is a growing need for energy-efficient homes and buildings in order to minimize higher energy costs. This is accomplished by "tightening" when built, reducing the exchange of outdoor and indoor air. In this case, fresh outside air stays out, while air contaminants, high levels of humidity and/or excessively dry conditions get trapped inside. The air indoors can be filled with contaminants such as: Pollen, Bacteria, Pet dander, Dust mites, Mold, Lint, and more.
Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?
Poor Indoor Air Quality has been proven to cause and/or worsen many health problems. It can affect everyone, so all of us should be well-educated about the matter. There are a number of immediate short term health effects such as: eye, nose, and throat irritation; frequent headaches; periods of dizziness and fatigue. After years of repeated or long exposure can have very serious long term effects: asthma, respiratory diseases, heart disease, and even cancer.
What can I do to improve my IAQ?
Often times, home and/or business owners believe plug-in space purifiers and duct cleaning are complete solutions to their Indoor Air Quality problems. We'll show you this is usually never the case. Indoor Air Quality is properly maintained in a combination of three ways: Filtration, Ventilation, and Source Control.
Filtration - There are many products on the retail market that claim to provide significantly cleaner air. These products simply do not measure up to the complete air filtration systems that we offer. Whole-house air filtration systems provide superior air quality, and safe breathable air. See how Electronic Air Filters work by clicking Here.
Ventilation - Ventilation is the process of replacing a portion of the indoor air with fresh outdoor air. Simply opening windows is one way to increase circulation of fresh air into your home or office. This, however, is an energy-wasting solution, as the energy used for heating or cooling is lost.
The most efficient way to accomplish this is with a ventilation system. It automatically controls the exchange of indoor and outdoor air while recovering most of the energy used to heat or cool the air being exhausted.
Source Control - Stop poor indoor air quality at the source, by eliminating air pollutants before they enter your home or office. Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidification systems help stop the problems before they start! When humidity levels are maintained properly, harmful contaminants such as mold, bacteria, mildew and viruses are kept from forming.
As mentioned before, Duct Cleaning is usually not a complete solution. For example, some believe the solution to mold in the ductwork or dust around registers is to clean the ducts. Makes sense, right? Wrong.
If the ducts are cleaned, the mold or dust will go away temporarily. High levels of humidity or poor filtration will inevitably make these issues return. This is because the root of the problem is not addressed. Finding the source is the first step in solving an IAQ problem. We offer complete solutions to prevent similar issues from occurring in the first place.
How do I know if I have Poor IAQ?
Here at CARJON, we ensure the indoor air your family breathes is clean and safe. As the IAQ Experts, we are able (and certified!) to perform a comprehensive indoor air analysis in your home. With every IAQ test, you’ll receive a full 10-11 page report presented by one of our IAQ experts. You can rest assured that you know what’s in your indoor air, and that you have a company you trust to correct it. Unfortunately we do not offer this service for commercial applications at this time, since testing parameters tend to be drastically different.
How does an IAQ Test work?
Easy! One of our HVAC specialists will visit your home and install an AirAdvice monitor. The device simply plugs into a power outlet and records data continuously 24-hours a day. It will measure these indoor air component levels: Particle Allergens, Chemical Pollutants, Temperature, Relative Humidity, Carbon Monoxide, and Carbon Dioxide.
After the testing period, we'll come out to retrieve the monitor and upload the information onto our system. We'll then compile a report with all of the findings. Finally, one of our IAQ Specialists will present the report to you, explain in detail, and go over any possible solutions if needed.
Call us or Email us to find out how we can improve the Air Quality in your Home or Workplace by designing an IAQ system to fit your exact needs! Our air quality control products are designed to create super clean air, so you can feel the difference.
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