Indoor Air Quality
We spend more time indoors In the United States than ever before in our history. This can negatively affect our health since, according to the US Environmental Protection (EPA), our indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than our outdoor North Carolina air.
At Sutton Brothers, our priority is helping you to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ). Without taking measures to address this indoor pollution, your health could be at risk for allergies, asthma, and other chronic illnesses. We believe in incorporating a whole-house approach to your comfort and safety.
Our indoor air quality professionals are well educated and trained to improve your home’s inside air. Our team is NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified, continually remaining up to date on the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technological advancements in this area.
Rest assured, you can rely on both our plumbing and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) capabilities. Some of our top accreditations include the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Regent Homes Builder’s Choice Award, and Hughes Top 50 Account.
What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Poor indoor air quality is proven to damage your health, especially if you or someone in your Kernersville, NC home suffers from allergies or asthma. No matter what its origins are, the leading contributor is inadequate ventilation.
Circulating fresh air through your home is an important factor in maintaining your indoor comfort—stale air can trap contaminants and other airborne particles. Contributing factors that can negatively impact your air quality include dust, smoke, building materials, clogged air filters, uneven humidity levels, household cleaners, and personal care products.
Additionally, if your home’s HVAC system contains any moisture buildup, the system could become a natural breeding ground for mold, bacteria, fungi, and other contaminants—and your heating and cooling system could be spreading them throughout your home.
Call Sutton Brothers to help determine possible sources of poor air quality inside your home.
What Are the Symptoms of Poor Indoor Air Quality?
When your home has poor indoor air quality, you could suffer from immediate health problems such as irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. These are often mistaken for such respiratory issues as a cold or allergic reaction.
Repeated periods of continual exposure to indoor pollutants can result in respiratory diseases, heart disease, and even cancer. The most proactive stance you can take to protect your family is to improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Indoor Air Quality Solutions
At Sutton Brothers, we want to help improve your Kernersville home’s indoor air quality. Our air quality professionals are well trained in installing, repairing, and maintaining different types of systems. We offer the highest quality as well as the most effective and efficient systems to achieve excellent indoor air quality. Financing options are available if this is a consideration for you.
Here are some of the systems we recommend:
• Air filtration (HEPA)—Air filtration systems attach to your heating and cooling system. HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are among the most effective air filters available, capable of capturing 99.97 percent of contaminants in the air as small as 0.3 microns. These types of air filters can help with dust, particles, and bacteria and most are hospital grade.
• Air purifiers—Air purifiers attach to your existing HVAC system, requiring professional installation. Filters vary in material and type, depending on your household needs. The filters stop pollutant particles from passing through your ventilation system and into your home’s air for you to breathe.
• Ultraviolet (UV) lights—UV germicidal lights are installed in your HVAC unit. The air passing through the UV lamps destroys the microbes. The clean air is then circulated into your home where it is now safe for everyone.
• Ventilation—Ventilation units like Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs), Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs), and exhaust fans contribute positively to the essential ventilation needed in your home, bringing in fresh air to breathe.
• Whole-house dehumidifiers—Whole-house dehumidifiers attach to your HVAC system and regulate your home’s humidity level by removing excess moisture from your home’s air. Too much moisture breeds mold and mildew, damaging your home’s interior and sending dangerous spores into your home’s breathing air.
• Whole-house humidifiers—Whole-house humidifiers work in the opposite manner of dehumidifiers. Like the dehumidifier, these attach to your home’s HVAC system. But these systems distribute moisture into a too-dry atmosphere. A lack of moisture damages your home and can cause breathing and illness issues for you.
For more information on any of these indoor air quality systems, talk with one of our Sutton Brothers specialists.
Let Us Help Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Call us at (336) 390-3902 or request service online to schedule an at-home consultation with our Sutton Brothers professionals to assess the indoor air quality in your Kernersville, NC, home. We want to help you ensure the highest comfort, healthy, and safety within your home. Together we will create a plan to help you reach and maintain superior indoor air quality.