Indoor Air Quality
At Harriman Heating & Air Conditioning, our priority is helping you to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ). Without taking measures to address this indoor pollution, your health could be at risk for allergies, asthma, and other chronic illnesses.
Here in the United States, we spend more time indoors than ever before in our history. This can negatively affect our health as our indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than our Michigan outdoor air.
Our indoor air quality professionals are well educated and trained on effective systems for improving your home’s inside air. We continue to stay on top of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technological advancements in this area, so we can bring you the best at all times.
What Are Possible Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Poor indoor air has been shown to damage your health, especially if you suffer from allergies or asthma. No matter if its origins are improper circulation or pollution from dust, smoke, mold, or carbon monoxide, poor air quality can be dangerous.
Additionally, if your home’s HVAC system contains any moisture buildup, the system could become a natural breeding ground for mold, bacteria, fungi, and other contaminants—and your heating and cooling system could be spreading them throughout your home.
What Are Possible Symptoms and Repercussions of Poor Indoor Air Quality?
If your home exhibits poor indoor air quality, you could suffer from immediate health problems such as irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, as well as headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Often these are mistaken for such respiratory issues as a cold or an allergic reaction.
Repeated periods of continual exposure to indoor pollutants can result in respiratory diseases, heart disease, and even cancer. The most proactive stance you can take to protect your family is to improve your home’s indoor air quality.
We only offer the highest quality as well as the most effective and efficient systems to achieve excellent indoor air quality. Our air quality professionals are well trained on installing, repairing, and maintaining many different types of systems to help improve your home’s indoor air quality. Here are a few of our recommendations for your Novi home:
- Air cleaners—Air cleaners attach to your existing HVAC system, requiring installation by a professional like one of our highly trained installation specialists. They filter the air, stopping pollutants like dust and pet dander from passing into your home’s air for you to breathe. Talk with one of our team members to discuss which options would work best for you.
- Electronic air cleaners—Electronic air cleaners attach to your HVAC unit. They use electronically charged filters to decrease the airborne contaminants in your home. The electronic air cleaner traps large particles, then electronically charged filters attract and trap the smaller particles. Talk with one of our team members to discuss which options would work best for you.
- Ultraviolet (UV) lights—UV lights are installed in your HVAC unit. Air passing through the UV lamps destroys the microbes. The clean air is then circulated into your home where it is now safe for everyone. Talk with one of our team members to discuss which options would work best for you.
- Thermostats—Thermostats can help affect the condition of your air by controlling the temperature and humidity in your home. Various inside temperatures activate different elements like your whole-house humidifier and whole-house dehumidifier. You can exert even more control by installing a smart thermostat and linking these other indoor air quality units to it. Talk with one of our team members to discuss which options would work best for you.
For more information on any of these indoor air quality systems, talk with one of our Harriman Heating & Air Conditioning specialists.
Let Us Help Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Schedule an at-home consultation with our Harriman Heating & Air Conditioning professionals by calling us at 734-271-6200 or requesting service online to assess the indoor air quality in your Novi, MI home. Our air quality experts can perform testing to determine what can be done to improve the air quality within your home. Together we will create a plan to help you reach and maintain superior indoor air quality.