How Can I Improve My Home’s Air Quality?

St. Petersburg’s temperature can be scorching at best, so it’s refreshing when you can retreat to your home to escape its climate.  Because we spend so much time indoors, it’s important to know that the air you and your family are breathing isn’t harmful to their health. But don’t get discouraged. Most people don’t realize that with the proper AC services, there are certain steps you can take to make sure your home has the absolute best quality of air.

Indoor air containments

Indoor containments can enter your home in a lot of different ways, and once there, these can cause havoc on your family’s health by negatively affecting the quality of air you breathe. Before you can understand how to lessen their effects on your home, it is important to understand where they come from.

  • Poor ventilation: Poor ventilation can make the amount of pollutants in the air rise as the resulting lack of fresh air cannot effectively dilute the containments. Fortunately, professional AC services can increase your home’s ventilation.
  • Outdoor effects: Outdoor effects such as the weather (high humidity) can cause mold growth in your home, and difficult to detect radon gas is present in the rocks and soil of some locations.
  • Interior furnishings: Paints, pressed wood, and building materials can release chemicals into the air..
  • Household products: Products such as pesticides, hairspray, cleaning solutions, and even scented air fresheners contribute pollutants into the air.
  • Combustion sources: Cigarette smoke is one of the highest causes harmful chemicals entering a home, as well as smoke from wood, and natural gas.

Filter checks

One of the most effective ways to improve your air quality level is one of the simplest AC services; regularly check your filter. A clogged and dirty air filter cannot remove any more impurities from the air. These filters help lessen or eliminate the amount of contaminants in the air; if they aren’t changed regularly there are a couple consequences such as:

  • Certified filters can remove 99% of particulate matter, without them all of this matter will remain in your air.
  • Aggravating asthma and allergy symptoms.
  • Air conditioning systems and ducts will get dirty faster, requiring AC services sooner.
  • Mold growth, and dust particles contaminating your indoor air quality.

Reducing pollutants in your indoor air

There are a few other steps that can be taken besides making sure your filters are up to par. The first thing that needs to be done, if applicable, is to remove the actual source of the pollutant; for example, switching to a natural cleaning solution instead of a chemically based one. Next, you’ll want to improve your ventilation to ensure fresh air is able to enter your residence. And finally you’ll want to evict the airborne particulate matter by regularly having air cleanings by a trusted St. Petersburg AC services company.

Total Air has certified technicians that will respond to your need for AC services 24/7. They offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee and would be happy to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have when you call (727) 822-7700.

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Tampa Air Filtration Systems

Did you know that outdoor air can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside? It has been ranked in the top 5 of worst environmental dangers by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Disgusting, right? Well your home doesn’t have to be. Tampa air filtration systems are the only way to really get rid of them and there are a bunch of different kinds you can use. It really just comes down to the size of your home/building/space you need the filters to clean! When deciding, it is a good idea to consult with a professional company that specializes in indoor air quality such as Millian-Aire Enterprise Corp.

Typically, you have two options:

  • Air purifiers & cleaners— which vary in size. These are stand-alone units to be put in a room or a particularly confined space for purification.
  • Air Filtration systems—which can work with your existing HVAC systems and can efficiently filter the air of an entire building. The MERV score will depend on the size and strength you need.

Whichever kind of air cleaner you choose, keep in mind two important aspects about them when shopping around. First, how well it can collect the air borne pollutants, and second, how much air the filter can manage. What is the cleaner’s CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate)?

Don’t live with smoke, pollen, mold, and pet dander drifting about. Call a professional Tampa air filtration system company today for more information.

For more information you can visit Millian-Aire’s website: http://www.millian-aire.com/

Pollution, pollution everywhere; pollution, pollution in my indoor… air?

Why You Need Air Filtration Systems in Tampa

Do you have any idea the kind of stuff that you’re inhaling in a Tampa building where no air filtration systems are installed?  The insides of buildings are gross.  You might be inclined to disagree, arguing that you’re indoors, where there is less visible grime and dirt and grossness, but you’d be wrong.

Outdoor air pollutants have been linked to all kinds of health problems, but on average Americans spend 90 percent of their time inside, so basically it should be obvious that the quality of what we breath is kind of a big deal.

Well it isn’t. Obvious, that is.

Studies have shown that the empty space indoors is likely to be 2 to 5 times as polluted as what’s outside, and sometimes up to one hundred times as much.

And you’re just sitting in it all day chillin’.

Without any kind of air filtration systems installed in the Tampa building, all those pollutants just fester, growing more and more concentrated due to poor ventilation.  Poor indoor air quality is actually categorized as one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health.

But hold on a second, what exactly is meant by “pollutants”?  I’m not exactly doing weird science in my bedroom.  What could possibly be inside my house that isn’t coming in from the outside?  It’s simple osmosis, the worst that the quality can get would be equal with whatever’s outside.

Wrong again.  But don’t worry, you aren’t expected to know this stuff!  This is just for placement purposes.

Ok, so instead of a summary of what we’ve learned, I’ll just leave you with this tidy little list, ok?  This is all stuff that builds up over time without an air filtration system in Tampa:

  • Dust, that is to say: Dust mites, cockroach mulch, dead skin, mold spores, pollen, who knows
  • Paint fumes (Yeah, your walls keep giving off chemical fumes for years)
  • Chemical fumes from cleaning supplies (This is a big nasty one, too)
  • Smoke, fumes from Teflon non stick pans, and oils burnt off while cooking
  • Your own body odor

For more information or to schedule a service today, call Millian-Aire Enterprise Corp. at 888-628-0691

Clearwater Indoor Air Quality

If you are a Clearwater resident (or a surrounding area like St. Petersburg) you are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy the year-round sunshine (except for that occasional hurricane!) and scenic ocean views. Whether it is January or July, it is likely you are able to take a walk around your neighborhood and breathe in the clean, fresh air of the atmosphere.

But can you say the same for when you go home?

As much as we would like to, most of us are not able to spend more time outdoors as we do in. Since the majority of our time is probably spent in our homes, it is important to make sure the air we are breathing and circulating within those walls is healthy. While, obviously, no amount of air filters will make living under a roof as refreshing as talking a walk along the beach shores, it is still important to consult with a company for proper indoor air quality in your Clearwater home.

Unfortunately, not enough people consider the importance of looking into the air quality of their home. They think if they have an efficient working AC unit, they are good to go. And although an adequate HVAC system is a staple in living comfortably in Florida, it is not the only aspect you will want a professional company to inspect in your home.

Most experienced Clearwater indoor air quality companies offer duct cleaning and fogging services that will locate any contaminants and pollutants. If some are found, such as mold or radon, they will be able to take the necessary steps to eliminating them and, ultimately, improving your health!

To get a free estimate for Sunbeam Air services today, call 727.744.4027

 

Indoor Air Quality Company in Clearwater

Living in the Tampa Bay area means that you will probably, at some point, need the services of an indoor air quality company in Clearwater—especially during the months of unrelenting heat such as July and August, when outside it feels like an open air oven.  Florida is one place you do not want to live without sufficient air conditioning to keep you cool with clean, quality air.

You want to make sure you are breathing and living in clean air, like living in the mountains where the air is lighter, or along the coastlines of higher altitudes with those cool sea breezes, where you can open the windows all through the house and have those clean, fragrant, fresh, curtain swaying breezes fill your house.  A nice thought, but in Florida, at sea level near the equator, there is only a small window of time when you feel you can really get away with doing that.  Most of the time we prefer being shut up inside with the air conditioner running.  Otherwise, it’s simply too humid out for open windows.

Being closed up inside your cool space for long periods of time makes it even more important to make sure your air quality is good.  An indoor air quality company in Clearwater can help you with that.  A good air conditioning system does more than just keep you cool.  It controls humidity.  Florida weather is notorious for both high temperatures and high humidity. A well maintained air conditioning system will control harmful particles that trigger headaches and eye irritations.

If your air conditioning system breaks down, it makes sense to call an indoor air quality company in Clearwater that offers 24/7 repair and maintenance services. In some industries, national brands are the preferred choice because they have maintained a reputation and they usually carry generous warranties, and that’s true of air conditioning services.  An indoor air quality company in Clearwater that carries National Brand names can be counted on for superior service.

To schedule a service in Clearwater today, call Sunbeam Air at 727-744-4027.