Air Quality

Birmingham Indoor Air Quality Services

Breathe Easier with Our Indoor Air Quality Services

Did you know that indoor air is typically up to five times more polluted than the air outside? According to the EPA, it can be up to 100 times more polluted. That’s a profound concern, considering that Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors. It’s so serious that the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology attributes 50 percent of all illnesses to poor indoor air quality.

Why Is Indoor Air More Polluted?

Homes are now built tighter (i.e. less leaky) than they used to be, and that’s a significant reason for indoor pollution. Tight construction is useful for keeping hot air out in the summer and cold air out in the winter, but it also means that contaminants from cleaning products, furniture, Aerosols, dust, and a host of other sources remain trapped inside your home. These contaminants lead to colds, allergies, and other respiratory conditions.

One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® of Birmingham offers a range of air quality services designed to alleviate the health risks associated with poor IAQ:

  • Duct cleaning, sealing with Aeroseal, insulating and replacement
  • HVAC maintenance
  • Indoor air quality products
  • Free estimate for IAQ product installation

The Dangers of Dirty Air Ducts

Dirty air ducts are just one source of polluted particles that might be floating around in your indoor air. Ducts may be home to rodents or insects. This provides a breeding ground for microbial growth if water is present, or it can become so clogged with dirt that particles are released into your home through supply registers. There is no hard evidence that duct cleaning prevents health problems, but periodic duct cleaning can eliminate conditions that aggravate allergies, asthma, and odors. Insulating and sealing ducts can also reduce condensation that can lead to spore and bacteria growth and contribute to poor air quality in your Birmingham-area home.

HVAC Maintenance in Birmingham, AL

One of the jobs your air conditioner performs is removing humidity from the air. Controlling moisture is essential to preventing the growth of bacteria. It also prevents other microorganisms from becoming airborne. As a result, your air conditioner can significantly affect the air quality of your home. If your AC unit is too big for your living space, runs inefficiently, or constantly cycles off and on, it might be doing a poor job of controlling humidity. Additionally, evaporator and condenser coils collect dust, dirt, and other airborne contaminants, making them ideal breeding grounds for microbial growth.

One way to ensure this doesn’t occur is to get regular preventative maintenance for your HVAC system. One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® of Birmingham provides regular maintenance plans that gives our customers a cost-effective way of increasing the effectiveness and longevity of their air conditioners. Regular HVAC maintenance eliminates the causes of polluted indoor air, improving your household’s health and quality of life.

Call Our Birmingham Indoor Air Quality Experts Today: (205) 690-4145!

The solution to healthy indoor air quality is based on various factors, such as the age of your home, your lifestyle, the number of occupants, and the tightness of your home’s building envelope. With our selection of humidifiers, ultraviolet lamps, air purifiers, and filters, we can find the perfect combination of IAQ products to ensure your indoor air remains fresh and clean at all times.

Having healthy air quality in your home is vital to keeping you and your loved one's health. With the help of our Birmingham indoor air quality professionals, you and your family can bring fresh air into your home to improve your breathing and reduce household contaminants. It’s essential that your indoor environment is healthy and clean. Call today and talk with one of our IAQ specialists about the air quality services we offer at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating — your family will thank you!

Call our Birmingham indoor air quality professionals at (205) 690-4145 to schedule your appointment. We are available 24/7! We serve homes throughout Birmingham, Pelham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, AL or surrounding areas.

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