Start enjoying the effects of cleaner air and a more comfortable home. Your ARS®/Rescue Rooter® professional is experienced in air-quality evaluation and is ready to help you assess your family's indoor air-quality needs.
According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks*. Pollutants that can affect the air quality in your home include: particulate matter such as dust, pollen and animal dander; organisms such as molds, bacteria and viruses; as well as gaseous pollutants that come from cleaning products, pesticides and more.
A whole-house approach to cleaning the air in your home is the most effective means to combat this problem. One of the more popular technologies is a UV (ultraviolet) light air cleaner, used in many sterile environments such as hospitals.
How a UV Light Air Cleaner Works
A UV light cleaner is installed into the ductwork of your HVAC system. The rays radiated by an ultraviolet lamp break up the cellular structure and destroy microorganisms such as germs, viruses, bacteria and mold. UV air purifiers can practically eliminate germs inside your ventilation system, significantly reducing the amount of unclean air delivered into your home.
Contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® air-quality specialist today by calling 866-399-2885 to learn how to keep your home's air pure and clean.
Do you need a whole-house dehumidifier? The warning signs of excessive humidity include sticky or sweaty floors, mold or mildew anywhere in your home, musty odors, condensation on your water pipes or a clammy feeling on your skin.
If you have any of these conditions, your home's air may be too humid. Controlling the humidity level with a home dehumidifier is one of the most important elements needed to prevent mold and maintain a comfortable living environment.
Cold and Damp Climates
In many parts of the country, excess humidity can cause big problems—especially in the Spring and Fall when it’s still cool outside, but potentially damp within your home.
Running the AC Won't Always Fix It
That’s not what it is intended to do. In fact, if you are running your air conditioner and your house still feels stuffy, clammy or just generally uncomfortable, you might need a whole-house dehumidifier added to your system.
Applied to your home’s HVAC system and ductwork, the dehumidifier effectively pulls water vapor out of the air before the air is recycled back into your living space.
Contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® air-quality specialist today by calling 866-399-2885 to learn more about whole-house dehumidifiers.
Balancing the humidity in your home is important in dry climates, since this affects both your personal comfort and your household furnishings.
In more temperate climates, winter means the air in your home is typically drier than at any other time of the year. As a result, you and your family could develop dry noses, throats, lips and skin and the health problems that accompany those discomforts.
Dry Air Can Damage Your House
In addition to creating health problems, dry air can also peel wallpaper, crack paint and cause joints in wood furniture to separate. In new homes, lack of humidity can cause severe cracking and shrinking of wood floors, cabinets and musical instruments such as pianos.
Adding Moisture to Your Home's Air
You can combat the effects of dry air with a whole-house humidifier. Installed directly onto your existing HVAC system, an indoor humidifier injects humidity in the form of water vapor into your home's air and distributes it through your ducts and vents.
Unlike portable humidifiers, whole-house humidifiers monitor the relative humidity in your home and produce exactly the right levels of moisture. Another advantage is that the filter only needs to be replaced once a year, versus the daily cleaning and disinfecting that portable units often require.
Contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® air-quality specialist today by calling 866-399-2885 to learn more about whole-house humidifiers.
Fireplaces, heaters, hot-water heaters, gas stoves and ovens, grills, and even the car in your garage can all create carbon monoxide.
While nearly all appliances and systems in your home are designed to produce a minimal amount of this poisonous gas, if these systems malfunction the result can be serious. It's especially dangerous because you can't see, smell or taste carbon monoxide.
You can protect your family by having carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home. A carbon monoxide detector senses when an unsafe level of the gas is in the air, and sounds an alarm. Just like smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors should be placed in different rooms, hard-wired into your home's electrical wiring, and tested monthly.
Contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® air-quality specialist today by calling 866-399-2885 to learn how to protect your family with carbon monoxide detectors.