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Clean Air, Comfortable Home

Concerned about bacteria, mold, dirt, and other harmful airborne contaminants flowing throughout your home? Reduce germs in the air and on surfaces with a Whole Home Air Purification System from ARS/Rescue Rooter. These systems attach directly to your HVAC unit, and start working as soon as your A/C or heating system turns on. Call the specialists at ARS/Rescue Rooter to ask about their Indoor Air Quality solutions - and start breathing cleaner air today!

Did you know that there's more to air quality than maintaining your heating and cooling systems? Regularly changing air filters is a great start, of course, but there's more you can do to maximize your indoor air quality for truly comfortable living. Contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® air-quality specialists to learn about the options you have to help keep your home's air clean and comfortable.

Concerned about bacteria, mold, dirt, and other harmful airborne contaminants flowing throughout your home? Reduce germs in the air and on surfaces with a Whole Home Air Purification System from ARS/Rescue Rooter.

These systems attach directly to your HVAC unit, and start working as soon as your A/C or heating system turns on. Call the specialists at ARS/Rescue Rooter to ask about their Indoor Air Quality service - and start breathing cleaner air today!

Did you know that there's more to air quality than maintaining your heating and cooling systems? Regularly changing air filters is a great start, of course, but there's more you can do to maximize your indoor air quality for truly comfortable living.

Contact your local ARS®/Rescue Rooter® air-quality specialists to learn about the options you have to help keep your home's air clean and comfortable.

What Is the Importance of Indoor Air Quality?

It’s easy to take the quality of air inside your home for granted. After all, you’re safe inside your abode and any sources of pollution are far away, the thinking often goes. However, indoor air quality (IAQ) can be bad when there are sources of pollution near your home or inside the building itself. Add poor ventilation to the mix and you can anticipate seeing much higher concentrations of pollution inside than you might imagine.

As a leading indoor air quality company, ARS/Rescue Rooter often hears from homeowners who are dismayed about their poor indoor air quality. You certainly don’t want to become complacent about the quality of the air inside your home.

Some customers are surprised to learn that indoor pollutants can be as much as five times higher than they are outside. Since people tend to spend most of their time inside, they may be exposed to higher levels of pollution.

This means that, ideally, you need to have a proper flow of fresh air in your home. It’s essential to avoid problems from the buildup of pollution such as carbon monoxide or radon.

Symptoms of Poor Indoor Air Quality

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Coughing
  • Irritated eyes
  • Sore throat

Of course, homeowners may experience such symptoms as a result of the common cold or flu. However, if the symptoms are chronic and seem to be associated with time spent indoors, it could be another indicator of poor IAQ.

With long-term exposure to poor indoor air quality, people sometimes become ill to the point that they must take time off from school, work or duties at home. This underscores the importance of working with certified HVAC technicians to provide professional indoor air quality service.

Factors That Contribute to Bad Indoor Air Quality

  • Furniture that’s made of “pressed wood products”
  • Radon
  • Pesticides
  • Contaminants, pollution or dust collecting in the home’s air vents
  • Asbestos
  • Malfunctioning central heating system
  • Venting issues
  • Boiler or gas stove that has gone out of adjustment

Keeping your vents clean and clear of dust and debris can be a major factor in maintaining a consistent supply of air fresh inside. Otherwise, the air blowing through your home could become more contaminated.

What Are Some Health Conditions That Indoor Air Pollution Can Cause?

It’s prudent to be aware of some health conditions that exposure to indoor air pollution can cause to your family and visitors. Approximately 3.8 million individuals perish every year due to illnesses that are directly connected to poor IAQ.

Poor indoor air quality is particularly bad if people use inefficient cooking practices, which can cause small particles of soot to travel into the lungs. In an unventilated or badly ventilated home, the smoke can be as much as 100 times worse than acceptable IAQ.

Severe conditions caused by bad air quality inside the home include:

  • Lung cancer
  • Stroke
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Pneumonia
  • Ischemic heart disease

To avoid suffering from any of these conditions, you should try to achieve the highest level of indoor air quality as possible. No worries! The team at ARS/Rescue Rooter has years of experience fixing homeowners’ IAQ issues.

We will be happy to come and consult with you about improving your home’s indoor air quality. Our team of certified, drug-tested HVAC technicians has years of experience solving indoor air quality problems. We will quickly get to the heart of the matter and then make recommendations about what to fix.

What Are Some Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

When homeowners get in touch with ARS/Rescue Rooter to arrange for home air quality services, they are often curious about how the IAQ deteriorated within the domicile. With that in mind, here is information about the most common air pollutants that can be detected in people’s homes.

Radon

This gas occurs naturally and, because people cannot see or smell radon, it’s hard to notice unless you have the right equipment. Radon gas inhalation can lead to lung cancer.

Asbestos

This mineral fiber is found in rocks and soil, and it has been used for insulation and as shingles for roofs. It’s implicated in lung disease.

Formaldehyde

A common ingredient in products found inside the home as well as in construction materials, formaldehyde can lead to irritation of the eyes, nose and throat. In high concentrations, it can lead to cases of cancer.

Secondhand smoke

This is caused by people smoking inside the house, as well as when smokers waft smoke from outside through a window. Tobacco smoke is implicated in lung cancer and heart disease.

Smoke from the fireplace

The roaring fire warming your home and providing a comfortable ambiance can also release particulate matter indoors, which can exacerbate asthma symptoms as well as increase the potential for heart attacks.

Pesticides

Chemicals that people use to control pests — inside the house or outside — can lead to a buildup of indoor air contaminants and greatly reduce IAQ.

Lead

Burning lead fuel can put lead emissions into the air around and inside your home. It also comes from metal processing facilities. Children exposed to lead may experience learning issues. High amounts of lead in the body can cause problems with the nervous system as well as reproductive and cardiovascular health concerns.

Contact Us Today!

As your preferred indoor air quality experts, our professionals are standing by to help you improve the IAQ in your home. Connect with us today to learn more about our approach to IAQ or to book an appointment. You can rest assured that ARS/Rescue Rooter’s service will fit your schedule.

According to the EPA, indoor levels of air pollutants may be 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor pollutant levels. Our services can go a long way to making your home's air cleaner.

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Our experts can set up your system in a way that works for your home—and your comfort. All installation services are always backed by our worry-free Exceptional Service Guarantee.

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There's more than one way to maintain excellent air quality in your home, whether it's a whole-home air cleaning system or humidity control system designed for your local climate. Find out more about the options available to you.

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