Birmingham AL Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality and Ductwork Maintenance and Repair Service
Is your home making you sick?
Tight Home Syndrome locks in dirty, sick and stale air and contributes to indoor air pollution. This indoor air pollution has been categorized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) into three danger levels; Particles, Germs and Gases, and most often can contain microbial contaminants, such as mold and bacteria, gases (including carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds), dust, pollen and much more that can induce adverse health conditions. According to the EPA, your indoor air is typically 2 – 5 times and can be up to 100 times more polluted than outside air. Much of this pollution comes from toxiv gases from carpets, building material, paint, stain, cleaning chemicals, disinfectants, bug sprays and more. Although we continue to pollute outside air it is cleansed by Mother Nature with the weather, ionization and UV energy from the sun.
These natural cleansing actions are not present indoors and our immune system cannot keep up with this abundance of indoor air pollution. The American Lung Association estimates that most people spend 90% of their time indoors breathing ultra fine particles, germs and gases that pass through our lungs and enter the bloodstream. These are the main causes of asthma, allergies and other ailments. Paying special attention to cleaning your indoor air is very important.
Our Birmingham Indoor Air Quality experts can convert your heating and cooling system into a whole-house Air Treatment Center. To control these pollutants that are injurious to your health, advanced air cleaning systems are designed to remove the smallest particles from the air and control both the germs and gasses in your home.
The EPA recommends that you have your air ducts, heating and cooling systems inspected first by a professional heating and cooling contractor. If your Southern Home Services HVAC technician discovers that your air ducts have substantial visible mold, dust, dirt, and other contaminants or a musty odor, they may recommend duct cleaning. This is especially important if someone in your household suffers from asthma, allergies, or other symptoms that may be related to indoor air pollution. Although duct cleaning alone has never been shown to actually prevent health problems, it is an important step in a whole-house air cleaning strategy. The Birmingham heating and cooling technician can perform ductwork installation to meet your system requirements.