INDOOR AIR QUALITY VS. ALLERGIES & ASTHMA

 

According to the EPA, indoor air quality is often 5 times more polluted than outdoor air.

Does someone in your family suffer from asthma or allergies? How does the indoor air quality effect your breathing environment?   We have some amazing solutions!  Most HVAC companies just filter the air cool_max_webpage_1001022 through the air supply system.  Cool Max is different.  We take the whole house approach to help our Atlanta customers diagnose and improve the indoor air quality in your home.  We use scientific equipment to test for infiltration of unhealthy air.  Once those air leaks are located, we can seal them.  Stopping  unhealthy air from entering from your attic or crawlspace into your breathing environment is one of the first steps to take in order to improve the indoor air quality. If you have allergies, asthma, respiratory problems or excessive dust in your home, you should probably have your house tested.   Cool Max professionals use high-tech, specialized scientific equipment to test homes in the Atlanta Metro Area to identify unhealthy air leaks in your home’s air supply system. It’s what you can’t see that you should be concerned about.

CONTROLLING HUMIDITY EFFECTS INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Another important aspect to consider is humidity levels.  It’s not a very well known fact that humidity levels can effect indoor air quality in your home. Atlanta is known for its high levels of humidity in the summer months.  Too much humidity breeds certain viruses and bacteria as well as dust mites, which are triggers to most asthma sufferers.  On the other hand, air that is too dry breeds other types of bacteria and viruses.  Air that is too dry can dry out your sinuses and cause nosebleeds.  Controlling humidity not only affects comfort levels, it is also an important factor to having healthy air to breath.  Learn more about humidity…

DUST MITES & RODENT DROPPINGS EFFECT INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Have you ever had one of those cute little squirrels running around in your attic?  They may be cute, but what they leave behind is not!  If cool_max_webpage_1014010your air supply system is located in your attic, you could be breathing this in your home.

That is a good reason to have your whole house tested.  Not only do we look for signs of rodents, we also check your air supply system.  We check for air leaks to make sure that you are not breathing rodent feces through air leaks in your duct supply system.

QUALITY AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM

A quality HEPA filter or ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT is also critical in helping control unwanted dust particles, viruses and bacteria that enter into your air supply system.  A high-end air cleaner can trap allergens down to .1 microns in size.  Particles like dust, soot, mold spores and bacteria are often .3 microns.  An ultraviolet light can kill molds, viruses & bacteria. Learn more about filters…