Indoor Air Quality
What’s In Your AIR?
Shocking but true, the EPA now ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top environmental issues facing our country! In studies of homes across the country they are finding indoor air to be as much as 100 times more polluted than the air outside. The root cause - pollutants that are so commonplace we don’t even think about them.
Why this matters to you and your family:
The quality of your indoor air can have a big impact on your health and can lead to headaches, nausea, lethargy, allergies, sleeplessness and other health issues. It can even contribute to depression and the inability to concentrate. Small children, the elderly or anyone with a compromised immune system are at even greater risk.
It would be great if we could point out one single culprit causing indoor quality issues, however, it is not that simple. Truth is, there are so many potential sources that it would be nearly impossible to name them all.
The three main contributing sources:
The solution, of course, is not to stop doing the things you love or do to make your house a home. Nor is it to tear out all the modern materials in your home. Southport offers solutions...
Frequent cleaning, including vacuuming and dusting will help remove surface dust. Professional Duct Cleaning will remove dust, mold and debris from your ductwork. Air Purification Systems with Ultraviolet Light can be added to your home’s heating and cooling equipment to help reduce and destroy contaminates by bathing your air in high intensity UV. Too much humidity or too little can be equally problematic. Keeping humidity within optimal levels will inhibit growth of bacteria, viruses, fungi and help reduce respiratory infections and allergies. Depending on your needs we offer both Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers.
Proper filtration is key to improving your indoor air quality. Air Cleaners are installed as part of your home's central heating and cooling system. Every time your system runs dust, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold spores, bacteria and viruses (and more) are being removed from your air - leaving you with air that is as clean as possible. The Air Cleaners available today remove up to 97.5% of household dust and 99.9% of allergy-causing pollen and spores. There are models available that use ‘capture and kill’ technology that is unforgiving when it comes to airborne pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and mold.
Poor ventilation in your home can increase indoor air pollution. Mechanical ventilation systems such as Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) or Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV) are air balancing systems that bring in and filter the outdoor air while removing stale indoor air. These systems also capture energy and use it to heat or cool the incoming air for increased energy efficiency and comfort.
When it comes to indoor air, every home is different. Our indoor air quality experts will work with you to help determine the best products and services to address your particular needs.
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