Improving the Health, Safety & Comfort of Your Home
While most people recognize the dangers associated with pollution, few realize that the quality of air inside one’s home plays just as important of a role as the air outside. In fact, poor indoor air quality has been linked to a wide range of negative health consequences, many of which can have serious, long-lasting effects.
The good news is that you can improve the air quality inside your home with the help of modern technology. At Robison, we provide state-of-the-art indoor air quality products and cutting-edge services designed to make your home safer, healthier, and more comfortable for you and your family.
Why Indoor Air Quality Matters
Most people spend the majority of their time indoors, whether at home, work, or school. This means that most of the air we breathe is the air that’s circulated through these indoor spaces. When indoor air quality is poor, we are more susceptible to suffering the harmful effects of pollutants and other airborne contaminants, such as mold spores, bacteria, viruses, pet dander, smoke vapors, soot, and dust.
Some of the harmful effects of poor indoor air quality include:
- Eye, nose, and throat irritation
- Dizziness and confusion
- Excessive fatigue
- Trouble breathing
- Aggravated asthma and allergy symptoms
- More frequent colds, flu, and other illnesses
- Higher risk of airborne infectious disease
- Respiratory illness
- Cancer (related to certain types of exposure)
Sometimes, the negative effects of poor indoor air quality are immediately noticeable. In other cases, it can take days, weeks, or even months before they become apparent. In any case, the sooner you take action to improve your indoor air quality, the sooner you can reverse these and other harmful effects.
Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Your Home
There are many ways to improve the quality of the air inside your home or commercial space.
Some of the most effective indoor air quality solutions include:
- Air Duct Cleaning: Over time, small particles and microscopic contaminants can collect in the ductwork. When you run your central heating and air conditioning system, these contaminants are moved throughout your home with the heated or cooled air. Regularly having your air ducts cleaned can significantly reduce the amount of unwanted and potentially harmful contaminants being circulated throughout your home.
- Carpet Cleaning: Carpets are virtual magnets for dirt, dust, debris, pet dander, mold spores, smoke vapors, and other contaminants. Regular vacuuming cannot completely remove these contaminants; only professional carpet cleaning is effective at ridding your carpets of nearly all unwanted particles and contaminants. Having your carpets regularly cleaned by a professional carpet cleaner can greatly improve your indoor air quality.
- Refraining from Smoking Indoors: Smoking (and vaping) inside dramatically reduces the quality of indoor air. Harmful cigarette smoke vapors, odors, and contaminants can cling to various surfaces, such as carpets and upholstered furniture. They can also linger in the air, leading to an array of harmful health effects. This is often referred to as “third-hand smoke.” To improve the indoor air quality in your home, refrain from and ask others to refrain from smoking inside.
In addition to taking these steps, you can choose to have an indoor air quality system installed in your home to help improve the air you and your family breathe.
Some of the most popular and effective indoor air quality systems include:
- Air Purifiers: Also known as “air cleaners” or “air sanitizers,” air purifiers effectively remove up to 99.98% of allergens and 99% of common flu viruses, as well as organic particles like bacteria, dust, pet dander, and pollen. Most air purifiers comprise two parts: a fan and a HEPA or carbon filter. Together, these components work to remove unwanted particles from the air inside both large and small spaces.
- Ultraviolet Air Treatment Systems: Ultraviolet (UV) air treatment systems are highly effective at killing harmful airborne microbes, such as mold, bacteria, and dust mites. UV Germicidal Light systems can be installed directly into existing HVAC systems, where they utilize high-intensity ultraviolet light to destroy the cell structure of and fully eliminate microbes in the ductwork, as well as prevent further microbe growth and spread.
- Air Exchangers: Proper ventilation and air circulation are key elements of ideal indoor air quality, and an air exchanger can aid in improving both ventilation and circulation. Air exchangers help circulate air inside your home by removing stale air from inside and replacing it with fresh air from outside. This provides your home with cleaner air and better humidity control while aiding in removing potentially harmful contaminants.
- Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers: Humidity is an important element of indoor air quality. Excessively dry air or very high humidity levels can not only negatively impact your health but also create an ideal environment for mold and mildew growth. A whole-home humidifier and/or dehumidifier can help you control the humidity levels in your home, which can, in turn, improve your indoor air quality, comfort, and health.
At Robison, we can help you find the right indoor air quality solution for your specific comfort and health concerns. Sometimes, we may recommend a combination of services and products to bring your home’s indoor air quality up to ideal levels. In other instances, you may just need a few simple adjustments. In any case, you can rely on our indoor air quality experts to review all of your options with you, including the various pros and cons of those options. We always provide our honest and professional recommendations and will never try to upsell a product or service we do not truly believe you need.
We recommend that you get started with a free health and safety assessment (HSA) from our team. During this initial assessment, we will carefully analyze your home’s insulation, ventilation, and indoor air quality. We will identify any areas of concern and provide a written report of our findings so that you can make an informed choice for yourself and your family.
You can reach our highly trained and friendly customer service representatives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer free estimates and payment plans.