Our team at Stan’s AC is dedicated to bringing peace and relaxation to our clients’ homes. However, maintaining the temperament of your space is only one of our objectives. Our primary objective is introducing quality, safe air into your home. The air inside the confines of your home or business can be contaminated with up to 100 times more pollutants than the air outdoors, per the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our Austin Air Quality Specialists are equipped to provide you with tailored options to improve the air quality of your home or business.
Our company has over 60 years of HVAC experience. The expert technicians on our team are also insured and accredited. We are so confident in our team’s performance that we offer our clients a Lifetime Guarantee and a Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.
Factors in Indoor Air Quality
Keeping entrances and windows closed isn’t nearly enough to keep air quality in your home at an ideal state.
The three factors that can contribute to polluted indoor air include:
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
VOCs include substances such as carbon monoxide, pesticides, engine exhaust, aerosol sprays, insect repellants, air fresheners, paints, solvents, permanent markers, craft materials, and certain building materials. Volatile organic compounds are defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as gases that are generated by solids or liquid substances. These gases contain a wide range of chemicals that are understood to have negative effects on the health of exposed individuals.
As humans, we produce skin cells which fall loose and become dander. If pets live inside a home, their dander is regularly released into a home’s air too. This is specifically unhealthy for those with respiratory conditions or serious allergy cases. Dust and pollen also have the capacity to pollute your home and contaminate your air.
Whenever too much moisture or water exists in any indoor space, the stage is set for biological agents such as mold and mildew to develop.The agents are capable of spreading inside of air ducts and vents, making one’s ability to notice and stop the spread of contaminants nearly impossible. Additionally, any bacteria or viruses can circulate within your indoor air, causing you to get sick.
Source Removal is the First Step to Improving Air Quality
Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, our existing air cooling/heating systems can contribute drastically to the presence of poor air quality. Gaps and cracks in air ducts, dysfunctional filters, and improper forms of ventilation all facilitate the depressurization of your structure and the ability for external substances and air from your building’s attic to make its way into your home. This can damage your indoor air quality and impair energy efficiency, thus, driving up utility bills. In order to improve your space’s air quality, our specialists can help you minimize these pollutant sources.
Ventilation Enhances Indoor Air Quality With Proper Circulation
Many common in-home heating and cooling systems do a poor job of bringing crisp, refreshing air inside the building. The Austin Indoor Air Quality Experts at Stan’s AC suggest that clients use both artificial forms of ventilation, as well as commonly overlooked historical forms of ventilation. Try opening up windows and doors when possible and using fans to increase airflow in and out of your home. Alternatively, our experts can install custom ventilation control systems that account for household warmth and coolness, humidity, and the efficiency of your HVAC system. These ventilation controllers improve air flow without hindering the effectiveness of your heated/cooling system.
Air Filtration is Essential to Quality Indoor Air
Good indoor air quality wouldn’t be sustainable without strong filtration systems. Don’t depend solely on filter solutions that your system comes with. Stan’s AC specializes in installing HEPA filters which are able to remove up to 99.9% of all contaminating substances that are 0.3 microns or larger. Charcoal filters are also an effective solution, especially if getting undesirable odors out of your home or business is of high priority. In order to secure the best filtration possible, we recommend utilizing both solutions concurrently.
Refine Your Air With A Purification System
Air purification systems utilize innovative Photohydroionization (PHI) technology that can help stop air pollutants like bacteria, viruses and mold in their tracks, helping to neutralize these hazards and block them from spreading. These purification systems promote good air quality in your living space and are an economic way to help keep your family healthy. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deems these systems as effective in enhancing the quality of indoor air.
If you’d like more information about ways to refine your indoor air, we would love to have our team provide you with a comprehensive home assessment. When we arrive at your property, we’ll talk with you about the custom needs of your home and inspect your heating and cooling system. This discussion provides us with insight regarding the solutions that could directly improve your inhibiting airflow.