Indoor Air Quality Systems & Service
“Indoor air quality” (IAQ), is something that all of us should think about, but rarely do. We see and hear reports on a regular basis that talk about the poor quality of the outdoor air that we breathe …but seldom is there discussion about IAQ. Indoor air quality can have an even bigger impact on our health than most of us realize! Most Americans spend more time in our homes (including our eight hours of sleep) than we do outdoors. For this reason, We Care has dedicated an entire portion of it’s business to giving your family better and healthier air within your home.
It’s no secret, the air we breathe is not all we’d like it to be. Harmful carbon dioxide emissions and toxic fumes exist …to the point that we often simply want to stay indoors, where we feel the air is clean and pure. But what you face indoors may be even more damaging.
The air in our homes that becomes polluted by harmful chemicals and other materials, often times can be significantly worse than the outdoor air that we breathe. This is because sealed and contained areas enable potential pollutants to build up more than open spaces do. Whether inside the home, or out, air pollution and poor air quality, simply stated …is just bad for our health, and it has a detrimental effect on the skin. It’s been scientifically proven to be one of the main sources of skin damage.
And then, there’s that whole issued centered around allergens! It’s not just your dog or cat that’s the culprit. Pollen particles can blow into your home through open windows, and they can get tracked inside by people and pets. Damp areas in your home can quickly lead to mold and mildew buildup. Textile fibers from clothing, curtains and other fabrics produce and collect dust.
We Care provides many solutions when it comes to improving the quality of the air inside your home.
We Offer a Variety of Indoor Air Quality Services to Keep Your Home Safe
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Indoor Air Quality FAQ’s
Allergies, as well as asthma, can be made considerably worse depending on the quality of your indoor air. When airborne irritants are allowed to remain within our indoor environment, allergies and asthma tend to increase significantly for those suffering from either ailment. By removing these airborne irritants, it is possible to minimize the negative impact of these irritants, especially in allergy and asthma sufferers.
There are several factors to consider when choosing a home filtration system. Among these are you and your family member’s sensitivity to allergens. The more sensitive you or your family members are to allergens, the greater the need for a high-efficiency filtration system.
Filtration systems are designed to reduce airborne concentrations of particles and biological pollutants. Air purification systems with hospital-grade filtration and patented photocatalytic oxidation technology attacks, removes, and destroys many forms of particles and germs, plus chemical vapors (such as tobacco smoke) and home odors.
Many of our customers tell us that they try to combat high humidity in their homes by cranking up their air conditioning systems. While this can make your home feel better, it is not an optimal way to combat high humidity. It is not near as effective, and it is also very expensive to run your air conditioning system when it is not serving its primary function of cooling your home.
Whole-home dehumidification systems provide you with the ability to remove large quantities of moisture from the air within your home without having to worry about emptying buckets of collected moisture. The whole-home dehumidification units provided by We Care Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Solar integrate seamlessly with your HVAC system for easy, quiet functionality.
One of the best ways to keep your family safe from germs and bacteria is to keep up a cleaning schedule for your home that includes dusting, deep cleaning, and vacuuming. While this is a good start one of the best ways to reduce germs in your home is via a UV germicidal light system that can be installed directly into the inlet within your HVAC system. By doing this, you are helping to reduce contaminants like mold, mildew, and other bacteria before it enters your home. These UV systems damage the cell structure of microorganisms to help reduce their chance of growing and spreading in your home.
An HVR or heat recovery ventilator uses a nearly entirely noise-free fan system to draw in fresh, cool air from outside. At the same time, the system removes stale indoor air for regular exchange with crisp outdoor air. Another common method utilizes an ERV of energy recovery ventilator. In both of these instances stale indoor air is regularly exchanged for fresh outdoor air making your home feel less stuffy by eliminating stale air.
It is common for ailments like headaches, allergies, and eye irritation to be caused or exacerbated by allergens in the home. By utilizing an air purification system you can reduce these airborne contaminants thereby helping to decrease the likelihood of irritations and headaches from occurring.
When your home has too much moisture in its air, it will tend to feel warmer than it really is. By reducing the humidity in your home, you can set your thermostat to a higher temperature which has many benefits. These benefits include cost savings as well as getting more life out of your HVAC system by reducing the potential for overuse.