Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality Services in Augusta, GA
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 (IAQ) 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 services and solutions such as dehumidifiers, air filtration systems, duct cleaning, and thermostats. Call us today to schedule your professional indoor air quality services appointment. We service homes and small businesses in Augusta, Martinez, Evans, Grovetown, and Harlem, Georgia, North Augusta, South Carolina, 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 may cause you to experience symptoms such as:
- Nose and throat discomfort
- Eye and skin irritation
- Lung irritation
- Unpleasantness from offensive odors
Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning has several technologies and indoor air quality services to clean and purify contaminants within the air in any home or building. Keep reading to learn more.
Indoor Air Quality Services and Solutions
Our full line of indoor air quality services and indoor air quality solutions includes:
Air Filtration Systems
Atlas installs the newest and most effective whole-house air filtration systems including Solaris, iWave Air Purifiers, 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 indoor air environmental pollutants and contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, dust, pollen, mold spores, and more. Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning also provides the best air purifier repair services in Augusta, GA and the surrounding areas.
Some of the benefits of installing whole-house air filtration systems include:
- Reducing the risk of airborne illnesses.
- Relieving allergy and asthma symptoms.
- Eliminating odors.
- Improving sleep quality.
- Keeping your HVAC system cleaner for an improved lifespan.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning offers professional carbon monoxide (CO) detector installation as part of our indoor air quality services to ensure that our customers are free from the dangers of this deadly gas in their homes. Carbon monoxide is odorless, colorless, and tasteless, which makes it even more challenging to detect until it’s too late.
Installing a CO detector is an indispensable step in safeguarding one’s home from this silent killer. The Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning team prides itself on its exceptional attention to detail when installing these detectors. Furthermore, our expert technicians will make certain that the CO detectors are installed in an optimal location and that they are working correctly for your safety. Overall, Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning is committed to helping homeowners maintain the highest indoor air quality.
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 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.
Our indoor air quality services include:
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 its 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 professional indoor air quality testing and an inspection of your home’s ductwork.
Whole-house humidifiers help maintain the right moisture levels in the air and prevent health issues such as asthma, allergies, and dry skin. Additionally, proper humidity levels in a home can enhance the comfort level and promote better sleep quality for inhabitants. With Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning’s whole-house humidifier installation service, customers can enjoy clean, healthy, and comfortable indoor air throughout their homes during every season.
With years of experience providing indoor air quality solutions, Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning has a team of highly skilled and certified professionals that assesses the humidity levels in a customer’s home and recommends the best humidifier option that suits their needs. We use advanced technology and quality equipment to install whole-house humidifiers efficiently, ensuring optimal performance. We also provide professional humidifier repair services should you ever experience an issue with your whole-house humidifier.
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 programmable 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.
At Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning, our professional indoor air quality solutions include:
Media Air Cleaners
A media air cleaner is a type of indoor air quality solution that uses an air filter made of multiple layers of materials to trap tiny particles in the air. These particles include a range of contaminants, such as mold, pollen, dust, pet dander, and other allergens as well as bacteria and viruses. By removing these pollutants from the air, media air filters can help improve indoor air quality and reduce the risk of respiratory problems.
- Media Air Cleaner Installation
- Media Air Cleaner Repair
UV Air Cleaners & UV Lights
UV air cleaners and UV lights are indoor air quality solutions that are extremely effective in the fight against pathogens, bacteria, and viruses, including the COVID-19 virus. The UV lights are installed within your HVAC system, and they work by emitting ultraviolet-C radiation, which kills or inactivates the DNA and RNA of microorganisms, such as viruses and bacteria, rendering them harmless. The UV air cleaners work by drawing in the air from your home, and passing it through a UV-C germicidal light chamber, where the same UV-C radiation process takes place.
These indoor air quality solutions are beneficial for individuals who suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, and they can also prolong the life of your HVAC system by keeping the interior components clean and free of mold and other contaminants. Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning offers professional installation and repair services for UV lights and UV air cleaners, helping our customers create a safer and healthier indoor environment for their loved ones.
Contact Atlas Heating & Air Conditioning for Professional 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 professional 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!