Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

Improve Your Air Quality

How often do you think about the air you’re breathing? We usually will only give it a second’s thought if we smell or see something foreign to what we’re accustomed to. Allergens and pollution are not just outdoor problems. The air we live in and breathe inside our homes and businesses can be even more contaminated than the air outside.



Air Quality Solutions

If you aren’t currently taking steps to control your air quality, now is the time! The best air quality solutions should focus on eliminating the causes rather than the symptoms of poor air quality. Below are some options to begin using in your home or business, all of which can be used in conjunction with your existing HVAC system:

  • Air purifiers: For anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma, this is a great step in preventing or lessening symptoms. *Available in a whole house option
  • Humidifiers: These add much-needed moisture to dry air in homes or businesses. *Available in a whole house option
  • Dehumidifiers: These remove excess moisture from the air. *Available in a whole house option
  • Whole House Ventilation System: This helps keep the air in your home smelling fresh and clear of odors and harmful pollutants.
  • Aerus Air Scrubber: Destroys up to 99% of all surface and airborne contaminates, including bacteria, and viruses. The Air Scrubber also reduces dust, pet dander, and odors indoors. .

Get Started Today

If you’re interested in learning more about improving your indoor air quality, call Allgood! We will work with you to design an air cleaning system perfect for your home or business’s needs. We offer a variety of solutions to specifically address indoor air contaminants by cleaning, disinfecting and deodorizing your home.

Allgood Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is a featured dealer of Aerus products. We we will work with you to determine what is suitable for your needs and your budget. Call us today to set up an appointment to recommend some solutions that will improve your indoor air quality!

What Effect Does Atlanta’s Climate Have on Your Indoor Air Quality?

The climate of Atlanta can contribute to poor indoor air quality. Atlanta homeowners are subject to overnight freezing temperatures along with storms of ice and snow and rainfall, as well as high temperatures. With such extremes in weather, you can anticipate problems with your IAQ.

For example, during bitter winter weather, home heating systems can negatively impact air quality indoors. When improperly installed or poorly maintained, heating sources such as fireplaces and furnaces may emit harmful gasses such as carbon monoxide. Drier air in winter can affect individuals with respiratory issues.

Using de-icing materials such as salt on sidewalks and streets introduces pollution into the atmosphere, which can negatively impact your family when air comes into your home through the ventilation system. Significant rainfall and melting ice and snow add moisture, encouraging mold and bacteria to grow.

In summertime, Atlanta homeowners tend to run their AC at full throttle, contributing to pollution as local power plants must work harder to keep up with electricity demand. What’s more, higher humidity allows mildew and mold to proliferate, causing health problems such as respiratory illness. When there is flooding, pollutants from outside can get into your home too.

The IAQ Experts at Allgood Offer Answers to Customers’ Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to promote good indoor air quality?

  • Practice good ventilation habits (one of our comfort advisors can give you more details on this when you schedule an appointment)
  • Schedule HVAC maintenance and cleaning every year
  • Avoid using products with harsh chemicals

What are the potential hazards to my family’s health from bad IAQ?

Homeowners can anticipate health concerns, including headaches, allergies, irritated eyes, fatigue and respiratory problems. When you’re exposed to pollutants over a lengthy period, the potential to develop illnesses increases.

Where does indoor air pollution come from?

Airborne pollution appears in many forms, from tobacco smoke to pollution generated outside that comes indoors, to certain types of construction materials, pesticides and cleaning products.

Can you explain the significance of indoor air quality?

IAQ has to do with the quality of air inside a home or other building and affects how many contaminants and pollutants are concentrated in the air we breathe. Your family’s comfort and health can be negatively impacted by poor IAQ.

What can we do to boost the quality of air inside our home?

Install air filters (select the highest quality available for your unit). Make it a habit to ventilate your home regularly. Avoid cleaning products with harsh chemicals. Ideally, you will contact the HVAC experts at Allgood to maintain and clean your system annually.

How does an air purifier work? Do I need to install a purifier?

Homeowners use air purifiers to extract pollutants from air in their home. You may require an air purifier if your home has high levels of pollutants or if anyone in your family has allergies or is sensitive to contaminants. We offer air purifier service to keep the system running properly.

Can you name some indications of bad indoor air quality?

For many homeowners, high humidity, dust mites or pet dander are major signs of poor IAQ. Other indicators include mold growth and a stuffy or stale smell. Some families may complain about wheezing, sneezing or coughing.

Why not test IAQ on my own?

While you can purchase DIY air quality tests, they tend to be less reliable than professional-level tests. It’s best to hire reputable, expert air quality testing service professionals to determine the true level of pollutants.

How can we locate a professional to provide solutions to IAQ problems?

  • Conduct an online search for IAQ experts.
  • Call your local air quality business or HVAC professionals.
  • Ask neighbors, family or friends for referrals.

What are the main criteria for selecting IAQ experts?

Search for IAQ professionals who are certified and have plenty of experience. Knowledgeable indoor air quality professionals can give you specific recommendations to meet your family’s IAQ requirements.

Hiring experts such as Allgood gives you the benefit of our experience, training, knowledge and skills. We carry all needed tools in our service vehicles for maximum efficiency in determining your home’s IAQ problems. Our professionals will identify the best solution for your family and see to it that installation goes smoothly. We also offer annual maintenance service to ensure your IAQ is good for many years to come.

Do some people feel the effects of bad indoor air quality more than others?

Elderly people, young kids and individuals who have conditions such as allergies or asthma may be more vulnerable to the ill effects of bad IAQ.

How regularly do we need to test IAQ at home?

How often you should conduct tests depends on the general condition of the home, when it was constructed, and whether you already know there are pollutants in the area. Consult with your doctor to help determine how often testing is needed when family members have health concerns. Typically, Atlanta residents should test their IAQ every couple of years, at minimum.

How expensive are solutions to IAQ problems?

The price is based on factors such as building size and the current level of contaminants in the area. Allgood professionals will gladly provide you with an estimate after we inspect your dwelling and discuss your budget.

Does improving IAQ also bring down the cost of energy usage?

IAQ improvement tactics such as sealing air leaks and properly ventilating the home can often bring down energy bills because the HVAC equipment will work more efficiently.

Can radon affect our home’s IAQ?

Radon is an odorless, colorless gas,, so people may not realize it is seeping out of the ground into their home unless they arrange for professional IAQ tests. Radon exposure in high amounts over a significant time frame is implicated in higher lung cancer risks.

How does air filtration differ from air cleaning?

Air filtration employs filters that get rid of pollutants. You need to change filters regularly.

Air cleaning systems use ultraviolet lights or air purifiers to eliminate pollution. Either approach can be invaluable in boosting IAQ.

When can we expect to see the benefits of solutions for IAQ issues?

The precise amount of time will depend on which solutions are implemented (such as filtration, ventilation or purification), as well as what condition your home was in before Allgood technicians begin their IAQ work. You may see some effects right away, but other benefits could take somewhat longer to appear. Consult with our experts for details about the timeframe for boosting IAQ in your home.

How can we avoid indoor air pollution?

Schedule regular HVAC maintenance and cleaning. Ventilate your dwelling appropriately. Do not use caustic cleaning chemicals, whenever possible. Remember to arrange for indoor air quality inspection at least once every few years to keep on top of the situation and discover problems when they are still small and easier to address.

What occurs during HVAC maintenance, and how does this improve IAQ?

Allgood’s professional HVAC maintenance services include servicing and cleaning the components, and checking for any problems that need fixing. With regular maintenance, your home’s indoor air quality should get better since the system works more efficiently and any accumulated contaminants are removed during our service calls.

The indoor air quality service professionals at Allgood are standing by to help with all your IAQ needs, including home air testing service and air treatment service. If you have questions about our approach to IAQ or would like to schedule service, contact us today! We serve the entire area, including nearby Brookhaven, Decatur, Lilburn, Norcross, Snellville and Stone Mountain.

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