If your indoor air quality is scary, maybe it’s time to check it

October 11, 2022
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If you or your family suffers from allergies, asthma or get stuffy noses and sore throats for no apparent reason, maybe it’s time you have your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) checked.

October isn’t just the month we celebrate goblins, ghosts and ghouls, it’s also National Indoor Air Quality Month. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that indoor air pollutants may be two to five times higher than those found outdoors and are among the top five environmental risks to public health.

At C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, we take your indoor air quality seriously and will come to your home to perform an IAQ check.

Once our experts have collected air samples, humidity readings and assessed your environment, we can let you know how your IAQ fares. If it’s bad, we can offer a variety of products that can work with your central heating and cooling system to keep you breathing easy.

These include:

1. Ventilators

Our Health Climate Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) exchange stale air from inside the home for fresher outdoor air without compromising your comfort. In other words, you don’t have to open a window to get cleaner air in at the expense of letting your temperature-controlled air out.

2. Germicidal lights

These lights use intense rays of ultraviolet light to control and kill contaminants. Our UV lamps are installed inside your ductwork to attack and kill the mold and moisture that can build up inside the system. This build-up then circulates throughout your home.

3. Air purifiers and filters

Our whole home purifiers and filter systems work with your heating and cooling system to provide a complete solution that will remove pollutants and improve your IAQ. They also extend the life of your HVAC system by keeping it dirt- and dust-free.

4. Whole home humidifiers

Adding humidity to heated, dry air not only makes the air feel warmer, it also moisturizes skin and reduces nasal irritations. And, if you need to use a humidifier during the warmer months, a built-in fan allows the unit to circulate humidified air even when the heating system isn’t in operation.

Of course, the number one superhero against poor IAQ is your HVAC system’s filter. If you don’t regularly change your unit’s air filter, you may be breathing some very old and contaminated air. As a general rule of thumb, air filters should be changed every 90 days during normal operation and as often as every 30 days during very hot or very cold months.

Let C & C help you celebrate National Indoor Air Quality Month the right way: call us at (586) 439-3319 to schedule an IAQ check.

Breathe easier in October and throughout the rest of the year with an IAQ check.

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