Indoor Air Quality in Dallas, TX
There are many contaminants located in almost every home and business in Dallas, Texas. To name a few, contaminants such as mold, mildew, bacteria, pollen, and dust. When these contaminants are left unchecked, these allergens can impact your comfort and health negatively. Luckily, K&S Heating & Air has professional solutions to remove allergens from homes and businesses. A seasoned HVAC professional will visit your home and perform indoor air quality (IAQ) testing and then begin to help you choose the best indoor air quality solutions for your environment. To begin your clean air journey, call K&S Heating and Air at (972) 271-9319 to learn more about our indoor air quality services.
Improving Indoor Air Quality in Dallas, Texas
Biological agents are spread throughout our homes in the products we use every day. Poor ventilation, humidity levels, and other indoor air pollutants can make the air inside dangerous and contribute to health issues that can affect your and your family’s well-being. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with poor indoor air quality. There are three basic strategies that will assist in improving indoor air quality. These three strategies are source control, improved ventilation, and air cleaners.
Source control is one of the most effective methods in improving indoor air quality. It works by eliminating individual sources of pollutants or helping reduce their emissions. In many cases, source control can be a more cost-effective measure to protect indoor air quality than increasing ventilation. Ways that you can implement source control in your home is by choosing products that have lower gas and vapor emissions. Many products in our homes like building materials, furniture, carpet, and more are made up of volatile organic compounds and release chemicals into the air contributing to poor indoor air quality. Also, highly fragrant products, like laundry detergent and air fresheners, can decrease your indoor air quality. Other home products like pesticides and cleaning products can contribute to indoor air pollution. By removing these types of products from your home or business, you can greatly improve your indoor air quality.
Ventilation improvements is another approach at assisting in lowering indoor air contaminants in your home or business. This works by increasing the amount of outdoor air that is ventilated indoors. When it comes to heating and cooling systems in most homes, including forced air heating systems, they do not bring fresh air into the home. Bathroom and kitchen fans assist in removing pollutants directly from the room where the fan is installed and they also help increase the outdoor air ventilation rate.
When you are involved in short-term activities, it is highly important to ventilate. Short-term activities such as painting, paint stripping, and using kerosene heaters produce high levels of pollutants. Ventilation and shading can also help control the temperatures indoors.
Ventilation helps in the removal or in diluting indoor air pollutants that come from indoor sources. This will help reduce the level of contaminants and improve indoor air quality. You should also carefully consider utilizing ventilation to reduce indoor air pollutants if there are outdoor source pollutants, such as smoke or refuse, nearby.
Introducing outdoor air in the indoors is an important factor in assisting and promoting good indoor air quality. There are many different ways for the air to enter the home, such as:
- Through windows and or doors
- Mechanical means, such as HVAC systems
- Infiltration methods such as joints and cracks in walls, floors and ceilings, and around doors and windows
Natural ventilation such as through your doors and windows will help naturally ventilate your home from pollutants as well as help in moderating the indoor air temperatures. Most residential forced air/heating systems and air conditioning systems do not bring outdoor air into the home mechanically. There are, however, advanced designs for newer homes that add new mechanical features to homes in assisting with bringing in outdoor air through a home’s HVAC system. Some of these designs include energy-efficient heat recovery ventilators.
There are many different types and sizes of air cleaners that are readily available on the market. These air cleaners range from inexpensive table-top models to highly technical and expensive whole-house systems. Some air cleaners are more effective at removing particles, while others are much less so. Another thing to keep in mind is that air cleaners are not typically designed to remove gaseous pollutants.
A very efficient air cleaner with low air circulation rates will not be that effective, nor will an air cleaner that has a very high air circulation rate but has a less efficient collector. When it comes to performance in the long haul, maintaining the air cleaner based upon the manufacturer’s directions is important.
Another factor in deciding upon the effectiveness of a particular air cleaner is the strength of the source of a pollutant. Table-top air cleaners, for example, may not remove enough indoor air pollutants if the source is nearby and particularly strong. People who have a sensitivity to certain indoor air pollutants may find that the air cleaner is not very helpful at removing contaminants from the air.
Over the years, there have been many sources that suggest that household plants can help reduce the levels of some chemicals in the air. However, there is currently no evidence that backs up this claim. Indoor household plants should not be over-watered as this will help promote the growth of microorganisms that can affect an individual’s allergies.
Presently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not recommend the use of air cleaners to reduce levels of radon and its decay products. The efficiency of these devices is uncertain when it comes to this because they only remove radon decay products partially and do not assist in diminishing the amount of radon that is entering the home.
Indoor Air Quality Services in Dallas
At K&S, we offer the following indoor air quality services in Dallas, Texas:
- Air Purifiers in Dallas
- Hepa Filters in Dallas
- Air Exchangers in Dallas
- Air Filtration Systems in Dallas
- Dehumidifiers in Dallas
- Humidifiers in Dallas
- UV Air Cleaners in Dallas
Contact K&S Heating & Air For All Your Dallas Indoor Air Quality Needs
K&S Heating and Air provides indoor air quality solutions for both residential and commercial customers in the Dallas, TX metropolitan area. We offer a full line-up of professional indoor air quality services. There is no job too big or too small that we cannot handle. If you are in need of indoor air quality testing, installation, repair, or even maintenance for your home or office, then give us a call today. K&S Heating and Air is available twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week for your convenience.
We are a family-owned and operated business that has been providing heating and cooling service solutions for many years in the Dallas area. K&S Heating and Air is also a proud member with the Better Business Bureau where we maintain a solid A+ rating. If you are in need of an air quality service and have questions or concerns, then you can give us a call at (972) 942-8078 and one of our professional and friendly HVAC technicians will gladly assist you.