Enjoy fresher indoor air with help from US Comfort.
Having a tightly sealed building envelope makes for excellent energy efficiency. Unfortunately, the same lack of airflow that helps keep heated and cooled air inside also prevents common indoor air pollutants from escaping to the outside. This can lead to an excessive accumulation of allergens and irritants in your home or business. Some of the most common ones include:
- Pet dander
- Skin flakes
- VOCs (gases from plywood products, adhesives, cleaning products, etc.)
These indoor air pollutants can give your home an unpleasant odor or even cause allergic reactions, trigger asthma attacks, or contribute to “sick building syndrome.” Fortunately, US Comfort can help you control indoor air pollutants to support cleaner, fresher air in your home or business.
Start With Improved Filtration
Because we always want to start with the simplest and most affordable solutions to your indoor air quality problems, the first thing we will recommend is improving your HVAC filtration. Your current filters may simply need to be cleaned or replaced in order to improve its ability to capture airborne contaminants like pollen, pet dander, and mold spores and give you the air quality you want. If you’re interested in getting even better filtration, we can help you explore the possibility of upgrading to a more effective filter such as a HEPA filter. These filters trap an extremely high percentage of contaminants on the first pass, but they do restrict air flow slightly and may affect your system efficiency.
Consider an Air Purifier
If you have not found the air quality you want with improved filtration, you might consider installing an air purifier. Air purifiers can eliminate many of the same contaminants that a filter can capture, plus other contaminants such as viruses and odors. There are many different types of air purifiers, some of which use UV light or an electric charge to kill germs. In any case, the equipment will deliver a big impact without adding much to your energy bills.