We are all too familiar with pollution and its effects on air quality outdoors. What about the air we breathe indoors?
While some exposure to pollution is out of our control, preventing others is fully within our reach. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that the inside of an average home is five times more polluted than the air outside. Most people spend 90% of their day inside, either in the home, work or vehicle. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) discovered via research, that those people exposed to indoor air pollutants are often those most susceptible to the negative effects creating significant public health concern.
- Pollutants can cause or contribute to short- and long-term health problems, including asthma, respiratory tract infections, allergic reactions, headaches, congestion, eye and skin irritations, coughing, sneezing, fatigue, dizziness and nausea.
- Indoor air pollutants can cause discomfort, and reduce attendance and productivity. Recent data suggest that poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can reduce a person's ability to perform specific mental tasks requiring concentration, calculation, or memory.
- Indoor air pollutants hasten building deterioration. For example, uncontrolled moisture can result in mold growth that leads to the structural decay of building components.
There are endless sources of indoor air pollution. These include combustion sources such as oil and gas building materials and furnishings, asbestos-containing insulation, wet or damp carpet, and cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products; products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies; pets; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, and even outdoor air pollution. If the home’s ventilation system is poor and offers minimal air flow, these pollutants can accumulate to levels that can create serious health concerns.
Casteel has certified technicians trained to identify these risks and offer a number of options to rectify a poor air quality situation. Preventative Maintenance is the first step in evaluating and controlling your indoor air quality. Other solutions that are simple and easy to install and prove to have excellent results include:
Air Filtration- capture even the smallest contaminants and keep them from recirculating back into the home's air.
Air Purification- contaminants are removed and destroyed before air is recirculated into the home.
Humidifiers & Dehumidifiers- work with the home's heating and cooling system to keep moisture levels balanced in every room.
UV Lamps- dramatically destroy and reduce concentrations of potentially harmful micro-organisms.
Duct Cleaning- refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems
While pollen, mold, dust, allergens and a variety of other pollutants may be lurking in your home and HVAC ventilation system, Casteel is the right company to call in order to improve the quality of the air you breathe. Let us take Amazing Care of you by providing you with options. Our NATE Certified service technicians are some of the best in the industry. As a Trane Titanium Dealer- knowledge and customer service are our main focus. You can be confident that we will get the job done right the first time, every time.
Contact Casteel today at 770-565-588 or schedule online.