Here at Gleason Heating and Air Conditioning, we believe in providing you with peace of mind. Part of that promise is helping you and your family to breathe easy. We have the best products and services available to improve your indoor air quality (or IAQ) and we are available 24/7 to address your air quality concerns.
Many of us think of air pollution outside when we hear “air quality” but the air we breathe in our homes is just as important. For instance, at night we are breathing deeply for several hours all at once. If your family is spending that time inhaling allergens, germs, or mold, they can become quite ill.
Indoor Air Improvement Options
Luckily there are several ways to take control of the air quality in your home. A lot of factors determine your air quality including outdoor temperature, outdoor humidity, pollen, home building materials, and age of home. You can work to improve your IAQ by eliminating the sources of indoor air pollution and increasing ventilation in your home. Consistently keeping the temperature and humidity level in a good range helps, as well.
Beyond that, the following air quality products are great options for further improving your IAQ. Some address multiple pollutants and some target specific factors.
High Efficiency Air Purifiers
These filters are commonly known as “high efficiency particulate air” (HEPA) filters. These work well for removing allergens like pollen and dust from living spaces and are highly recommended for anyone with allergies. Different machines filter varying levels of particulate matter so it’s important to pay attention to the number of microns each filter removes. The smaller the micron, the more pollutants are removed – and the cleaner your air will be.
Most northerners have at least seen a home humidifier. These machines work to replace indoor air with humidity lost, which is a common occurrence during winter. They come in various sizes with several options, but the basic function involves putting water into the machine and through a filter, the water is finely dispersed back out into the home. If your family experiences a lot of static electricity, you might consider a humidifier.
Like humidifiers, dehumidifiers help adjust and maintain the dryness or humidity of your home. As the word implies, dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air and contain the water until it is emptied. Some systems can be set up to drain water, so you don’t have to worry about manually emptying the collected moisture.
UV lights installed directly into your HVAC system helps kill mold, bacteria, germs and other biological pollutants before the air is dispersed into your home. This is a great option for people with compromised immune systems, small children, elderly parents, or anyone who is prone to illness. If you want to truly keep your home germ-free, UV lights are definitely something to consider.
Keeping your HVAC ducts clean is extremely important because all the air you breathe in your home is exposed to whatever is in the duct system. Dust mites, bacteria, germs, and general debris can settle and become air pollutants. If you have never had a duct cleaning service performed, we recommend reaching out to Gleason to schedule an appointment.
Setting and controlling ideal room temperature is another great way to help improve air quality. Using multiple thermostats in zones helps keep consistent warm and cool areas separate from each other. For example, if you have a sunroom with plants, you can set that zone to stay warmer and still keep the rest of the house cool and comfortable.
Inspection & Evaluation
One of our expert technicians will inspect your home and do an indoor air quality evaluation. We can then recommend products for you based on our findings, your needs, and your budget.
Gleason Heating and Air Conditioning has built our reputation on professionalism, reliability, expertise, and trust. We are proud of our 70 years of experience serving the greater Wauconda area, and we look forward to serving you, as well. Call (847) 994-4237 to schedule an appointment or request one through our website.