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Indoor Air Quality

Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Threaten Your Health

Most people spend over 90% of their time indoors, not knowing that the air they are breathing may be more polluted than the air outside. The Environmental Protection Agency has reported that indoor air pollution levels can be 100 times higher than the air outdoors.

Breathing contaminated air puts the health of you and your family at risk. In fact, the American College of Allergists says that 50% of illnesses are caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air. So take control of your indoor air quality by reducing pollutants that can contribute to headache, lung irritation and fatigue as well as more long-term conditions such as asthma, allergies and infectious diseases. lower energy costs and enhanced comfort.

INDOOR AIR QUALITY FACTS

  • People spend 75-90% of their time indoors.
  • Exposure to airborne contamination is considerable.
  • 50% of all major office buildings have contaminated heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). If not properly maintained, they are a hotbed for growth of molds and bacteria.
  • Each person inhales over 3,500 gallons of air each day. Children inhale more particles for their size then adolescents or adults.
  • Polluted air causes 94% of all respiratory problems.
  • More than 31 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, about 1/3 are children under 18.
  • About 40,000 dust mites, a common household allergen, can live in one ounce of dust.
  • An estimated 10-15% of the entire population may be allergic to cat or dog dander.
  • A person sheds up to 700,000 skin flakes per day.

3 TYPES OF INDOOR POLLUTANTS

1) Particulates
Particulates are tiny particles suspended in the air. Common particulates include residential pollen, dust mites, dust, smoke and dander (skin flakes). Particulate diameters are measured in microns and range from .001 to 1,000 microns. These dimensions represent the continuum from a few molecules up to the size where particles can no longer be airborne. Particulates are removed from the air by filtration. Air filters differ in effectiveness as they can trap different size particulates.

2) Microbials
These are bacteria, germs, viruses, fungi, spores and mold. Although bacteria are small in size and usually microscopic, they have an amazing ability to do horrible damage to all living organisms including humans. Many everyday illnesses are also caused by viruses like the common cold or the flu. Microbials are living organizations that must be killed.

3) Gases 
Indoor odors and gases, such as benzene, formaldehyde, chloroform, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, etc., are released from furniture, cabinets, carpets, cleaning chemicals, copy machines, insulation, insect sprays, hair sprays, etc.

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SYSTEMS WE SELL & SERVICE

We service and repair all makes and models of air conditioning and heating systems for private residential, light commercial, and new construction in the greater Houston, TX area. Listed below are the most common types of air conditioning and heating related equipment and systems for which we have experience and recommend in the right situations.

Air Conditioners

With an energy efficient A/C unit, you’ll enjoy complete comfort on the hottest days of the year and lower your cooling costs at the same time.

Air Handlers

An air handler is a device used to condition and circulate air as part of a heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system.

Dehumidifiers

Your air conditioning system is designed to control temperature, not humidity, and only removes humidity as a byproduct of cooling.

Evaporator Coils

The evaporator coil is where the actual cooling takes place as the heat in the air is absorbed by the refrigerant in the coils.

Furnaces

A furnace works to keep a home warm in the winter and plays a critical part in the operation of an air conditioning and heating system.

Heat Pumps

A central heat pump helps maintain comfortable temperatures inside your home and reduces humidity levels year-round.