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Indoor air quality refers to pollution in your East Syracuse home or company. The concentration of airborne pollutants can be 2–5 times greater than outside. Because most people spend 90% of their time inside and breathe approximately 3,000 gallons of air daily (according to the American Lung Association), this can eventually lead to problems.
Depending on your specific air quality issues, solutions include:
Some of the typical sources of pollutants include Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) such as cleaning or personal care products, fuel-burning utilities and home appliances, and particulate matter like dust, pollen and smoke.
Definitely. Pollutants and particulate matter can bring about illnesses and worsen respiratory conditions, primarily for children and the elderly. For certain contaminants like carbon monoxide gas, the effects may even be deadly.
Dealing with indoor air quality concerns can result in a host of benefits to your health and well-being, such as:
If you find yourself cleaning every day or coughing constantly, your indoor air may be to blame. As mentioned in EPA studies, indoor pollutants can reach concentrations as much as 100 times higher than the air outdoors. You can determine your indoor air quality by scheduling a Home Health® Report consultation with Falso Service Experts.
Each family has their own perception of home comfort, especially if someone in your East Syracuse home has allergies, asthma or a weak immune system. You may need a single product like an energy-efficient air filtration system, or multiple. Falso Service Experts can assist you in finding the right combination of equipment.
No. HVAC air filters vary in quality and design, and a few have exclusive features. We generally suggest using the filter your HVAC manufacturer recommends pairing with your system. All filters are assigned MERV ratings on a scale from 1–20. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and can aid you to identify high-efficiency filters. For most residential needs, a MERV rating of 11 or lower will be sufficient.
The right schedule for cleaning or replacing your air filter is based on multiple factors, like the filter design and MERV rating as well as the current indoor air quality. For common 1”-3” filters, most brands recommend replacement every 30-90 days. Pets, health conditions and even nearby pollution sources can lead to replacing the filter more often.
Presuming the issue is not your body’s hydration, extremely dry air can irritate your throat and sinuses. Start thinking about getting a whole-home humidifier if you persistently struggle with a dry, itchy throat.
Your HVAC system pulls out moisture as it runs, leading to situations where humidity levels fall out of balance. Portable humidifiers can resolve humidity concerns in a single room or small area, but a central humidifier assures balanced humidity throughout the entire building.
Usually, comfortable humidity levels are between 30-60%. These levels are particularly hard to maintain in the winter, as cold air does not hold onto moisture as well as warm air. What’s more, your furnace displaces moisture by generating hot, dry heat.
The best way to find an appropriate whole-house humidifier is multiplying the total square footage by the height of the ceiling. This will help determine how much water will be needed to balance the humidity in that room.
You should also consider your available budget, as a humidifier needs maintenance just like any other mechanical equipment.
It depends on the model, but whole-house humidifiers average between 1.5 to 12 gallons per day. Needless to say, drier environments will use more water to keep humidity balanced.
Regular preventive maintenance is often essential for long-term equipment efficiency, and your humidifier is no different. The humidifier’s reservoir should be routinely drained and cleaned to prevent mold.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas created by partial fuel combustionwhich, in turn is frequently caused by limited access to oxygen. Appliances relying on natural gas, charcoal, wood or kerosene are common sources of CO gas, especially if they are not running correctly or have been installed incorrectly. CO is poisonous to the body and is lethal at high levels or prolonged exposure.
Initial signs such as nausea and tiredness are often wrongly diagnosed as a result of the flu. But CO gas exposure can advance, possibly leading to confusion, organ damage or even death. Other symptoms include:
Yes. Getting rid of carbon monoxide should be a priority because of the risk it poses to your health and well-being. CO gas can be encountered in any East Syracuse home or commercial property, making effective ventilation and prevention tactics universally beneficial.
Prevention is the first place to start. A few safety precautions to take include:
If carbon monoxide has been detected, you should immediately vacate the building and alert the fire department and utility provider. If a leak is spotted, you should then contact a trusted HVAC company for repairs.
If an air freshener isn’t doing the trick, there may be microbes or contaminants nearby producing the unpleasant odor. Bacteria and mold are common sources, but they can be fixed with the sanitation properties of a germicidal UV light. They are really effective against odor-producing microorganisms.
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