The condition of your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is vital to your family’s health because most of us spend up to 90 percent of our time indoors. Certain IAQ issues can cause your family to feel ill and even experience serious health issues. Our team at Seider Heating, Plumbing & Electrical understands the top IAQ issues that can affect your health and can eliminate them with reliable IAQ products.
Polluted air is a leading cause of poor IAQ because contaminants like dirt, dust, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can gather in your ductwork and be expelled into the air you breathe. Dirt and dust enters your home through windows, doors, and cracks—and VOCs are emitted within your home by household items like carpet, personal care products, candles, and even cooking vapors. In high numbers, VOCs and other pollutants can cause your family to experience symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, fatigue, nausea, and even dizziness. That’s why we install air cleaners which trap and kill mold, dust, odors, and more to make your home safer. They clean the air in your home up to eight times an hour!
Overly humid homes have excess moisture which can lead to the growth of mold and mildew. This can make breathing difficult and agitate respiratory problems, like asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Dehumidifiers are installed to balance moisture levels by removing excess humidity. Dry homes are great breeding grounds for germs and viruses causing illnesses to get passed between family members more easily. Additional side effects of dry air include cracked skin, bloody noses, and electric shocks. Humidifiers are installed to add moisture when air is too dry.
Ventilation brings fresh, clean air into your home and removes stagnant, polluted air that could be making you sick. Both polluted air and high humidity can be treated with proper ventilation, since it’s not always cost effective to open doors and windows. Our team installs Carrier heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) which we highly recommend for our Wisconsin climate. HRVs exchange polluted air for clean air and also prevent heat from escaping to save on heating bills during the winter.
Give our team of skilled technicians a call today to have the IAQ of your home assessed. Our simple, 30-minute Seider Safe AirAdvice Indoor Air Analysis™ will measure the quality of your air to indicate pollutant, humidity, and other important levels—then we’ll recommend solutions accordingly. To learn more, read our blog on AirAdvice.