Poor indoor air quality contributes to and even causes health problems. There are numerous potential sources responsible for unhealthy indoor air, including poor ventilation, mold, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) from cleaning supplies, air fresheners and personal care products, construction materials, carpet, and paint. One of the foremost contributors to contaminated indoor air is the tight construction of modern homes for improving energy efficiency. Treatment begins by providing fresh air through in home air exchangers in conjunction with the home’s heating and air conditioning system.
According to the EPA, more than 50% of homes in the U.S. have levels of pollutants indoors, exceeding the levels,outdoors. Today’s homes are so tightly constructed they trap humidity and pollutants indoors with no means of escaping.
Studies have revealed a direct link between specific diseases and air contaminants. For example, a direct correlation has been established between radon gas indoors and cancer, and asthma with excessive indoor humidity. However, though you may not be sick now, a number of the contaminants can lead to illness or even cancer in the future.
Establishing clean air for your home begins with adequate ventilation, and removing indoor pollutants with in home air exchangers, and air purification through filtration. Modern air exchangers reduce the loss of conditioned air from the home while preserving energy efficiency. Exchangers move polluted air outdoors, and bring clean air indoors. When the ventilation of the air exchanger is combined with advanced filtration, airborne pollutants and excessive humidity are removed from the indoor air, providing relief for those with respiratory ailments, and help to prevent illness in others.
The Benefits of Air Exchange
Without the delivery of fresh air to the indoor environment, pollutants fill the home with bacteria, viruses, chemicals, dust, mold, pet dander, potentially radon and others. Installing an air exchanger reduces the levels of these harmful substances, by diluting the concentrations with fresh air, and removing pollutants to the outdoors. Air exchangers work with your home’s existing heating and air conditioning system and don’t require special construction. In addition, when it is time for the replacement of the HVAC system, you can request an installation that provides air exchange.
Air exchangers exchange contaminated indoor air for fresh outdoor air. A filter prevents dust, pollen or other outdoor pollutants from entering the home with the delivery of fresh air. The result is clean, filtered air to breathe.
Polluted indoor air worsens asthma, allergies, and can cause respiratory infections, cancer and other diseases. Symptoms of poor indoor air quality include headaches, nasal congestion, dry eyes, fatigue, sore throat and other symptoms. The American Lung Association recommends providing fresh air ventilation year round to prevent indoor levels of pollutants from reaching dangerous levels.
In home air exchangers bring fresh, filtered outdoor air into the indoor space, creating a cleaner environment by replacing polluted indoor air with fresh outdoor air. Exchangers effectively reduce the levels of pollutants and toxins in the home.
Our air quality specialists can provide your home with cleaner air and a healthier environment. Contact Jackson Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning for additional information, or to schedule installation of air exchangers today. There is no special construction required; the system is installed in conjunction with the home’s existing heating and air conditioning system. Our air quality specialists offer a number of solutions for cleaner air. Contact us today to receive the details of how we can provide your home with cleaner air to breathe.