HVAC Contractors in Santa Rosa: 4 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

It’s summer time and Sam and his baby daughter were running around with sniffles from allergies. They have this problem even at home. They take allergy medicine, but it is not exactly helping. Sam’s daughter Roni was having trouble sleeping because she was so congested. Meanwhile Sam’s wife was fine, except for the fact that Sam was keeping her awake with his suddenly increased snoring. The family had limped along like this for several years and then Sam read something that deeply disturbed him.

It wasn’t enough, apparently, that Sam and Roni suffered while outside, but he read that the inside air quality in his home could be an additional culprit. “Indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air quality in almost every case,” said William J. Calhoun, MD, professor of medicine and vice chair of the department of medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in an article Sam ran across while looking for information on allergies.

Alarmed, Sam looked for HVAC contractors in Santa Rosa and then contacted me to see what could be done to ease the family’s discomfort.

I explained to Sam that indoor air quality is very important for his home. Sam and his family need to breathe clean air to ensure better health.Because he was having issues with the air in his home, I explained that there are actions HVAC contractors in Santa Rosa, including myself can take to help because, depending on the cause, I have different appliances that improve indoor air quality.

HVAC contractors in Santa Rosa can help you have better indoor air quality

Poor Indoor Air – The Issues

I told Sam that poor indoor air caused a great many issues he was already dealing with including:

  • Making people sick
  • Keeping many from sleeping well
  • Harboring harmful pollutants and other substances, such as CO and radon
  • Increasing the risk for mold related problems

Indoor Air Quality – How HVAC contractors in Santa Rosa can improve it

There are some relatively easy ways to improve air quality in your home. In my many years as an HVAC contractor in Santa Rosa I have seen just about every issue imaginable and know the best ways to improve indoor air quality. Let’s look at a few ways to tackle poor indoor air quality:

  1. Air-purification systems – One of the best and easiest ways to improve indoor air quality is with the installation of an air purification system. This system filters the air in such a way that you and your family breathe very clean air. Allergies are greatly diminished when you breathe cleaner air. Of course, issues such as mold, mildew and asthma are lessened also. Not only will an air purifying system help clean your home’s air but it will give you the peace of mind knowing that it is continually working to scrub your dwelling’s air no matter what kinds of seasonal allergens were outside.
  2. Humidity issues – Many homes have issues with humidity. Too much humidity and you have to deal with issues such as mold and mildew. In this case we can install a de-humidifier and take care of your problem. But you can also have too little humidity in your home. This causes dry skin, scratchy throats and other problems. We can add a humidifier and help alleviate this problem. Can you have both issues in one home? There are some cases in which this might happen. If this is your issue, don’t fret. I can consult with you and we will figure out what we need to do.
  3. Gas monitoring – The main gas that people have a problem with is carbon monoxide (CO). This can be a real issue in your home. CO is an odorless and tasteless gas that can overwhelm you before you even know it. Most problems with this gas are the result of a faulty furnace. I can inspect your furnace, and  your entire house, and educate you on CO and its hazards. Installing a CO monitor is always wise and a CO monitor comes each new furnace installation. CO is not the only gas you can have a problem with in your home. Radon can be an issue also. I can take a look at your home and determine if you have any kind of gas matters. This is also great for your peace of mind.
  4. Filters – The filters in your home heating and cooling equipment play a big part in determining indoor air quality. These need to be changed often. I can educate you about filters and show you all you need to know to change these filters on a regular basis. This is an area of air quality you never want to get lax on.

Indoor Air Quality – Take Control

The air you, and your family, breathe in your home is essential for good health as Sam learned when we had installed an air purification system. He was amazed at how quickly Roni started sleeping soundly and Sam’s wife was able to sleep like a baby herself. Ensure both of these by taking steps to improve your indoor air. If you have any concerns, you can contact me or an HVAC contractor in your area.  I am here to help call us at 707-953-3345.


About Chris Carpenter

Chris Carpenter has owned Affordable Heating and Air for 25 years. Chris is a fully factory-trained technician with a wealth of knowledge about heating and air conditioning. He enjoys educating homeowners about the pros and cons of each systems so they can make an informed decision when addressing their needs. Chris’s son and business partner, Paul, has been working with him for the last three years and their key to success is “being professional, honest and forthright in all our dealings and treating people as they would like to be treated.” You can reach Chris by calling 707-953-3345 at Affordable Heating and Air.

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