Indoor Air Quality Service from RS Andrews of Tidewater
Indoor Air Quality in Chesapeake, VA
Did you know the air inside your home can be four to five times more polluted than the air outside? Indoor air pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, dust, dirt, mold spores and allergens, are all contaminants that can be found in your home’s air.
These contaminants can aggravate respiratory diseases and infections, especially in children and older individuals. While this can be disturbing to think about, RS Andrews of Tidewater offers a variety of indoor air quality products and services you can add to your home to help clean your air.
Every day, things such as mold, dust, viruses, bacteria and dust mites can circulate through your air after passing through your HVAC system. A whole-home air purifier can remove a high percentage of these toxins from your air.
There are many types of filters available that can be added to your heating and cooling system to remove indoor airborne pollutants.
These include disposable filters, media filters, HEPA filters and more. Based on the needs of your family, our professional service technicians can recommend the most effective filter for your system and home.
Many homes require the addition of moisture to maintain a comfortable environment. Low humidity levels can result in dry skin and hair, cracked hardwood floors and furniture and damage to personal belongings.
Whole home humidifiers can be added to your home’s heating and cooling system to add the right amount of moisture to your air for ideal comfort.
Too much humidity in your air can cause mold and mildew growth. These mold spores can get your home’s air, and potentially cause illness in your family. A whole-home dehumidifier can be added to your heating and cooling system to help prevent mold and mildew growth.
UV Germicidal Lamps
UV germicidal lamps can destroy virtually any harmful microorganism that passes through your heating and cooling systems, such as germs, viruses, and bacteria, by breaking up their DNA structure.
As a result, the microorganisms are destroyed and your indoor air quality (IAQ) can be improved. The team at RS Andrews of Tidewater recommends the use of UV air purifiers to improve conditions in your home. Schedule service with us today!
What Are the Signs You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality?
At RS Andrews of Tidewater, we often receive calls from customers concerned about the quality of their indoor air. Before you contact us for service, it’s useful to review the major signs that your home has poor indoor air quality:
Problems With Sleeping
Deep, regular sleep is essential for your health and well-being, and you need to maintain a proper environment in the bedroom to encourage slumber. If your home has poor air quality, your sleep will tend to suffer. With an improved HVAC setup, you can get better sleep, ready to face the day with a fresh attitude.
Flu- or Cold-Like Symptoms
It’s not always easy to tell if you are sick or if you are experiencing symptoms because of the quality of the air in your home.
Symptoms such as irritation in the throat, eyes and nose; dizziness; sneezing; coughing; or nausea that persist for more than 14 days may be attributable to bad air quality instead of the common cold or influenza. One clue that it’s the air quality is if your symptoms subside when you go somewhere else, such as a friend’s home.
Your air quality service professionals at RS Andrews of Tidewater will be happy to inspect your HVAC system, filters and ducts to come up with a plan to improve the air quality inside your house.
House Has Cold and Hot Spots
If you’ve noticed that one room is cooler than the rest of the house during winter or hotter in the summer even when you are running your HVAC system consistently, it could be a sign of poor air quality.
With variation in temperature, you can assume there is variation in filtering. In other words, a room that’s not receiving the same level of heating or cooling is also not benefiting from the same amount of filtration that the rest of your home receives.
Bad Indoor Odors
If you find yourself holding your nose when you enter a room, that could be a sign of bad air quality. It would be a good idea to bring in professionals for indoor air quality services, such as the team at RS Andrews of Tidewater.
Stagnant air could result from dust and pollen build up and poor air filtration. The issue could be with your ductwork or the filters. Our HVAC professionals can quickly get to the heart of the matter and come up with a solution for your bad IAQ.
When dust has started to build up at the air vents in your dwelling, it can mean bad air quality.
Look at your HVAC filter. If there is dust — even if you just changed it last month — that’s another indicator that your home is suffering from bad indoor air quality.
Rashes of Unknown Cause
When the air quality is polluted, it can cause your skin to itch and even break out in rashes. Cracked mucous membranes and irritated skin can occur. If you or anyone in your family has been suffering from inexplicable skin rashes, the problem very well could be due to poor indoor air quality.
What Is the Climate of Chesapeake?
You’ll find that the climate of Chesapeake, Virginia is muggy and hot during the summer. When winter comes, locals experience bitter cold and strong winds that make the temperature feel even colder.
Homeowners may have better indoor air quality when it’s cold, but when it’s hot in Chesapeake, there is also plenty of moisture in the air. Anyone living in a muggy zone will want to have a reliable air conditioning system to preserve the air quality indoors.
How Does the Local Climate Impact Indoor Air Quality?
We are often called upon to provide our expert indoor air quality services to customers who are having problems with humidity in their homes in Virginia.
With high heat during the summer comes the muggy conditions for which this state is known. With high humidity, mold has a chance to grow and proliferate, negatively impacting your IAQ. Cooling the air can help reduce humidity, which is why you want to make sure that your HVAC equipment is regularly maintained, inspected and cleaned.
Regular maintenance can help prolong the life of the AC system. For better IAQ, you can count on the indoor air quality services professionals from RS Andrews of Tidewater to make your home’s air more breathable and comfortable.
Improve Indoor Air Quality and Improve Your Life in Virginia!
Life in Virginia is much nicer and healthier when you have better indoor air quality. This is why so many local homeowners have come to depend on the professionals at RS Andrews of Tidewater to improve indoor air quality. In fact, we specialize in indoor air quality solutions!
We serve all southeastern Virginia, including (but not limited to) Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach.
If you need more information before you arrange for us to provide service, our experts are standing by to assist you with any questions.
Call RS Andrews of Tidewater today at 757-364-0051 to schedule an appointment for your home's indoor air quality.
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