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Indoor air quality refers to pollution in your Clearwater home or company. The concentration of airborne pollutants can be 2–5 times greater than outdoors. Because most people spend the vast majority of their time inside and breathe an estimated 3,000 gallons of air daily (according to the American Lung Association), this can eventually lead to problems.
Depending on your specific air quality challenges, solutions include:
Some of the most prevalent sources of pollutants include Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) such as cleaning or personal care products, fuel-burning utilities and appliances, and particulate matter like dust, pollen and smoke.
Definitely. Pollutants and particulate matter can promote illnesses and worsen respiratory conditions, primarily for children and the elderly. For certain contaminants like carbon monoxide gas, the effects may even be fatal.
Dealing with indoor air quality concerns can result in a host of benefits to your health and well-being, such as:
If you find yourself cleaning every day or coughing constantly, your indoor air may be the reason why. According to EPA studies, indoor pollutants can reach concentrations as much as 100 times higher than the air outdoors. You can determine your indoor air quality by arranging a Home Health® Report consultation with Midway Services.
Each family has their own perception of home comfort, especially if someone in your Clearwater home has allergies, asthma or a weak immune system. You may need a single product like a high-efficiency air filtration system, or multiple. Midway Services can aid you in identifying the right combination of equipment.
No. HVAC air filters vary in quality and design, and a few have exclusive features. We generally support using the filter your HVAC manufacturer recommends pairing with your system. All filters are assigned MERV ratings on a scale from 1–20. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and can make it easier to identify high-efficiency filters. In most cases, a MERV rating of 11 or lower will be sufficient.
The right schedule for cleaning or replacing your air filter is based on multiple factors, like the filter design and MERV rating as well as the current indoor air quality. For conventional 1”-3” filters, most brands encourage replacement every 30-90 days. Pets, health conditions and even nearby pollution sources can encourage replacing the filter more often.
Presuming the problem is not your body’s hydration, excessively dry air can irritate your throat and sinuses. Look at putting in a whole-home humidifier if you consistently struggle with a dry, itchy throat.
Your HVAC system pulls out moisture as it runs, which results in situations where humidity levels fall out of balance. Portable humidifiers can resolve humidity concerns in a single room or small area, but a central humidifier assures balanced humidity throughout the entire structure— home or business.
Usually, comfortable humidity levels are between 30-60%. These levels are particularly hard to maintain in the winter, as cold air does not hold onto moisture as well as warm air. What’s more, your furnace displaces moisture by generating hot, dry heat.
The best way to find an appropriate whole-house humidifier is multiplying the total square footage by the height of the ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons of water each hour is needed to balance humidity.
You should also consider your available budget, as a humidifier needs maintenance just like any other mechanical device.
It depends on the model, but whole-house humidifiers average between 1.5 to 12 gallons per day. Obviously, drier environments will use more water to keep humidity in check.
Routine preventive maintenance is often vital for sustainable equipment efficiency, and your humidifier is no exception. The humidifier’s reservoir should be regularly drained and cleaned to prevent mold.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas created by partial fuel combustionwhich, in turn is frequently caused by inadequate access to oxygen. Appliances relying on natural gas, charcoal, wood or kerosene are common sources of CO gas, usually if they are not running correctly or have been installed incorrectly. CO is poisonous to the body and is lethal at high levels or extended exposure.
Initial signs such as nausea and exhaustion are often wrongly diagnosed as a result of the flu. But CO gas exposure can advance, potentially leading to confusion, organ damage or even death. Other symptoms include:
Yes. Getting rid of carbon monoxide should be a top priority because of the danger it poses to your health and well-being. CO gas can be discovered in any Clearwater home or commercial property, making proper ventilation and prevention tactics universally beneficial.
Prevention is the first place to start. A few safety precautions to take include:
If carbon monoxide has been detected, you should immediately vacate the building and alert the fire department and utility provider. If a leak is spotted, you should then contact a trusted HVAC company for repairs.
If an air freshener isn’t doing the trick, there may be microbes or contaminants nearby producing the unpleasant odor. Bacteria and mold are typical sources, but they can be fixed with the sanitation properties of a germicidal UV light. They are particularly effective against odor-producing microorganisms.
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