While we often hear various calls to action about the effect of pollutants on our outdoor air quality, and how important it is to reduce ozone-depletion and global warming, we hear much less about indoor air quality. But, in fact, poor Indoor Air Quality is among the top 5 health hazards in this country. When we hear customers ask whether they should be concerned with their air quality, we always reply yes. We offer comprehensive Indoor Air Quality services, from air cleaners to humidifiers and UV germicidal lights, we offer a host of options to homeowners looking to boost their indoor air quality. These are great auxiliary components that can be integrated with your existing heating system. For Kirkland heating service as well as air quality services, call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical today!
Let’s take a look at some indications that you may have an air quality problem in your home:
- Dry, uncomfortable air. Low humidity levels in your home often lead to dry skin irritation and increased recovery and healing times when you have the cold or flu. Installing a whole-home humidifier is a great way to solve this problem, but just be sure it integrates properly with your existing heating system and that it’s appropriately sized.
- Mold. Increased moisture levels within your ductwork or throughout your home provides a breeding ground for microbial growth. Mold spores can quickly become airborne when circulated throughout your ductwork with your heated air. While you can eliminate visible mold in your home with various products and techniques, systemic mold issues need to be dealt with before that air reaches your ductwork. Ultraviolet germicidal lights destroy mold, and other pollutants at the source. They can be quickly integrated into your system.
- Cracked or leaky ductwork. If you have leaky or improperly sealed ductwork, then they can begin to bring air from the attic or outside into your system without first passing through the air filter. This is not only an Indoor Air Quality issue, but also dramatically impacts the energy efficiency of your heating system.
If you notice any of these warning signs for poor Indoor Air Quality in your home, call your local Kirkland, WA heating professional at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical. We offer a wide variety of heating and air quality solutions. Contact G&S Heating today!