AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

How to Breathe Healthier Air in Your Home

Monday, June 25th, 2018

woman sitting comfortably in homeIf you’re worried about your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ), you should be. Pollutant levels can be 100 times higher inside than outside. There are two reasons for this. First, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system typically recirculates the same air throughout your house with no fresh air being introduced. Second, new homes are being constructed with more airtight features to aid energy conservation. Given this, we’ll look at four different methods to help you breathe healthier air in your home.

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Allergy Season Is Here: How to Prepare

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Paper cut of family with house and tree on fresh spring green grassThe state of your Bluffton, SC HVAC system can certainly impact your indoor air quality. For instance, if it’s an air conditioner struggling to reach the cooler temperature you have your thermostat set to, then you certainly won’t feel as comfortable indoors as you otherwise would. But when we talk about indoor air quality, we’re referring to much more than merely the temperature of your home.

We’re talking about the presence, or lack thereof, of particles and contaminants that can severely affect the symptoms of those with allergies and asthma. Springtime is allergy season, and while there’s not a whole lot we can do about your outdoor allergies, we can certainly help out in your home!

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Whole-House Air Filtration Keeps Spring Allergies in Check

Monday, May 1st, 2017

air-filter-changingAir filtration is a more important part of your air conditioner than you may think. Without an air filter in place, particulate in the air can pummel the AC unit and get caught in the blower. When the filter gets too dirty, it can block air from moving into the AC system. That’s why it’s important to change your air filter every month or so.

But a filter alone won’t necessarily protect your household from the pollutants that irritate the sinuses and make allergies act up. Learn more about why it may be necessary to add a new air filtration system to your home, and why a whole-house system is best, in today’s guide. And call our team for air filtration systems in Douglas, GA.

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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Today

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Are your allergies just as bad inside of your home as when you are out? Are you ready to tackle those allergy and asthma symptoms and make your home a safe space for anyone to enter?

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3 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Take charge of the air that your family breathes everyday by making a few changes in your home. Improving your air quality and reducing allergens can be as easy as changing a filter, or it may require new installation and some extensive repairs. But in any case, it’s worth it to know that your family can breathe easy and that few contaminants remain in your home.

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How an Energy Recovery Ventilator Improves Indoor Air Quality

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Having an energy-efficient home is good for your family and your wallet, but sometimes air quality can suffer from making your home as air-tight as possible. The main problem that occurs in making a home air-tight is reduced ventilation. Throwing open a window or a door isn’t really an option, so what can you do to maintain energy efficiency and have healthy ventilation? You might want to consider installing an energy recovery ventilator (ERV). An ERV not only improves indoor air quality in Bluffton, it also improves energy efficiency.

What Is an Energy Recovery Ventilator?

An energy recover ventilator, or ERV, is a ventilation system for your home in which the stale indoor air is exchanged for the fresh outdoor air. However, an ERV does more than just exchange air – it also pre-treats the incoming air with the energy of the outgoing air to help with energy efficiency.

How Does an ERV Work?

During the winter, an ERV expels your stale, warm indoor air and brings in cold, fresh air. The ERV also adds warmth and moisture to the incoming cold air, pre-treating it before it enters your system. In the summer, the ERV expels the cool, stale air from your home and exchanges it with the fresh, warm, humid air from the outside; as the warm air enters the ERV, the air is cooled and dehumidified by the energy of the outgoing air.

What Are the Benefits of an ERV?

There are several important benefits to installing an ERV:

  • Better indoor air quality – one of the main purposes of installing an ERV into your home is to increase the quality of your indoor air. An ERV accomplishes this by bringing a steady stream of fresh, conditioned air into your home.
  • Better energy efficiency – pre-treating the air helps reduce the amount of work your HVAC system has to do in order to heat or cool your home. Less work means your system uses less energy.
  • Increased moisture control – during the summer, an ERV helps remove excess humidity, and during the winter, it adds needed moisture to the cold, dry air.

Energy recovery ventilators do much more than improve the indoor air quality of your Bluffton home. If you think an ERV would be a good choice for your home, call AAction Air today and speak to one of our specialists.

AAction Air has helped many customers improve their indoor air quality, and our NATE-certified technicians can help you, too. Call us today!

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3 Problems Caused by Poor Indoor Air Quality

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Indoor air quality is an important part of your comfort during the summer months. After all, if the air quality in your home is causing you problems, your comfort level is compromised, regardless of the cooler temperature. We all know what poor outdoor air quality feels like, but it can be harder to discern poor indoor air quality in your Bloomingdale property. This is why AAction Air provides extensive indoor air quality services to the Bloomingdale area and beyond. Let’s take look at some problems that can be caused by poor indoor air quality.

Factors That Contribute to Poor IAQ

Your indoor air contains a lot of different types of particles. Not all are bad for you, but there are some common factors that contribute to problems with the inside air:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity level
  • Ventilation issues (is there enough, are the vents clean, etc.)
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Dust
  • Dirt

3 Problems Caused By Poor IAQ

There are a number of side effects caused by poor IAQ, so we’ve grouped them into 3 classifications to illustrate how important it is to be breathing healthy air:

Basic Irritations

Some symptoms of poor indoor air quality can be broad and look like allergies or common colds:

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Watery eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Respiratory congestion
  • Worsening of allergic reactions

Respiratory Problems

  • Sore throat
  • Coughing
  • Inflammation of asthma
  • Dyspnea (difficulty of breathing or painful breathing)

Severe Health Effects

  • Conjunctivitis (eye infection)
  • Rashes
  • Nausea
  • Myalgia (muscle pain

While most people suffer from the basic irritations in regard to poor indoor air quality, those with chronic respiratory problems such as asthma or COPD can have a difficult time with poor indoor air quality. In addition, allergy sufferers can also find that their allergies are more inflamed with poor IAQ.

Options for Improving Indoor Air Quality

The good news is that it isn’t difficult to improve your indoor air quality, particularly with a whole-home air filter. By adding a high-efficiency air filter or air purifier to your system, you can greatly improve your indoor air quality.

At AAction Air, we have been helping customers improve their indoor air quality in Bloomingdale with air filters, Bryant air purifiers, and other products for a long time.

If you think you could benefit from improving your indoor air quality, call AAction Air today and schedule an appointment with one of our trained experts.

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

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