Many homeowners pay careful attention to the temperature in their homes, ensuring their thermostat is set correctly to keep them comfortable and safe. Unfortunately, though, indoor air quality is often ignored. Poor indoor air quality can lead to a number of health issues, especially for those who suffer from asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses.
At Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re here to help by providing efficient and effective indoor air quality solutions such as dehumidifiers, air filtration systems, duct cleaning, and thermostats. Schedule your indoor air quality service appointment today. We service homes and small businesses in Augusta, Martinez, Evans, Grovetown, & Harlem, GA, North Augusta, SC, and the greater CSRA.
Issues Associated with Poor Indoor Air Quality
According to the World Health Organization, 40% of all buildings are a serious hazard to our health because of their polluted air. Indoor air pollutant levels are 2-5 times higher than outdoor levels, which is a major concern since the average person spends up to 90% of their time indoors.
In Augusta, GA, we have beautiful flora not found in other parts of the country. Wisteria, although very attractive, has a pollen count that can be overwhelming especially to area newcomers.
Overall, indoor air pollutants can cause:
- Nose and throat discomfort
- Eye and skin irritation
- Lung irritation
- Unpleasantness from offensive odors
Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning has several technologies and methods to clean and purify the air in any home or building. Keep reading to learn more.
Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Our full line of indoor air quality products includes:
Air Filtration Systems
Atlas installs the newest and most effective whole-house air filtration systems including Solaris, iWave, and Air Scrubber products. Unlike portable air filtration equipment that treats one room or a small area of a home, whole-house air filtration systems connect to your HVAC system to provide coverage to your entire home. They can remove or treat pollutants and contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, dust, pollen, mold spores, and more.
Some of the benefits of installing whole-house air filtration systems include:
- Reducing the risk of airborne illness.
- Relieving allergy and asthma symptoms.
- Eliminating odors.
- Improving sleep quality.
- Keeping your HVAC system cleaner for an improved lifespan.
We know full well how hot and humid it can be during the summer in Augusta, GA, and the greater CSRA. Aside from feeling uncomfortable, high humidity levels can cause health concerns including respiratory problems and skin issues, mold growth, poor indoor air quality and wood rot. This can occur when indoor relative humidity levels rise above the recommended 30 to 60% range.
You can balance your home’s humidity levels by adding a whole-house dehumidifier to your HVAC system. Dehumidifiers work by removing excess moisture from the air to lower indoor humidity levels. Once the indoor humidity level rises above a pre-set range, the dehumidifier will automatically turn on.
Most indoor air quality professionals recommend duct cleaning services about every three to five years, although several factors go into the frequency of the service including climate, HVAC system usage, the presence of pets, and whether smokers live in the home. Over time, dust, allergens, pet dander, and even mold can find their way into the ductwork. Some common signs you should have your ducts cleaned immediately include:
- Visible mold growth
- Insect or rodent infestation
- Musty odors
- Excessive dust and debris in living areas
- An increase in cold or allergy symptoms
If you are unsure whether your ducts need to be cleaned, contact the indoor air quality specialists at Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning for an inspection.
If you’re still using an old-fashioned, round-dial thermostat to operate your HVAC system, it’s time to modernize by installing a programmable or smart thermostat. New thermostats come with the latest and most advanced technology for added convenience and energy savings.
New thermostats allow homeowners to pre-set the temperature based on the time of day and day of the week. For example, during the winter, you can pre-set the temperature to a lower setting when you’re away at work and a high setting during the evenings and weekends when you’re home.
Smart thermostats take the convenience level up another notch. A smart thermostat allows you to adjust your thermostat remotely from your smartphone or tablet. This is incredibly handy if you left for vacation and forgot to adjust the thermostat or if you want to turn the temperature up in the winter before you leave work and head home. Smart thermostats can even learn your temperature preferences over time and make automatic adjustments.
Contact Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning for Indoor Air Quality Solutions
At Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning, we care about the health of our customers, which is why we offer a comprehensive list of indoor air quality services. Call us now to schedule an appointment or service to ensure you have healthy air quality in your home or business!