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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality Solutions that Let You Breath Easy

Living in the rainy Pacific Northwest, we spend months inside, hunkering down with our cozy blankets and hot drinks. Indoor air quality can be significantly affected by our homes being closed up for months. Stale, recycled indoor air is typically more polluted than outdoor air and yet we often don’t notice until we get sick. Pets, candles, carpets, furniture, and fireplaces are some of the more common indoor air pollutants. 

Take Steps to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air has been linked to a laundry list of health issues including headaches, fatigue, trouble concentrating, and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. You can improve your family’s health by taking steps to clean the air in your home. The first step is to determine where, if any, the dangers in your home are so that you can choose a solution or system that improves your home’s air quality.

Jacobs installing an air quality filter in Portland home

Keep Your Inside Air Fresh Without Opening a Window

Lingering cooking smells, pets, stinky socks, and mustiness can make it hard to enjoy those days spent lounging indoors. It is hard to love your home when it doesn’t feel fresh. Carrier air filters remove dust and airborne particles and keep them out of the air your family breathes. Want to take your indoor air quality up a step? Carrier’s Infinity® air purifying system traps 95% of pollen, animal dander, smoke, bacteria, and other pollutants so your air stays healthy. 

Kill Mold and Bacteria with Ultraviolet Lights

Mold and bacteria like to hang around in our homes, lurking in dark and hidden places. The indoor coil of your heating and cooling system is one of their favorites. Carrier UV lamps protect the coil, destroying mold and bacteria before they can be pushed into the air of your home. Advanced Carrier ultraviolet lamps eliminate germs and bacteria, keeping you and your family healthy year-round. 

Get Better Air with a Whole House Humidifier

Humidifiers can ease problems caused by dry air. Dry sinuses and cracked lips can all be signs of dry indoor air, typical in cold winter. And sufferers of asthma may find easier breathing with a humidifier.  Carrier whole-house humidifiers are attached to your HVAC system, helping you control air moisture during the cold winter days. 

Ductwork UV Lights Deactivate Viruses

UV lights can also be installed in the ductwork to reduce, kill, or deactivate viruses that pass through. Jacobs installs RGF Guardian Air and REME Halo, PremierOne, and Carrier systems that kill microbes rather than trapping them. They easily integrate with your existing HVAC system, operating silently with no extra space needed. These products can reduce sneeze germs by 99% by the time the sneeze has reached three feet, making it a valuable asset in the fight against germs in your home, business, school, or building. 

Choosing the Best System for You

The system your home needs depends on how exactly you want to improve your air quality. These products will all help, but in different and specific ways:

  • Cracking skin, irritated nose, itchy eyes, and excess static electricity can all be a sign that your home needs a humidifier. Humidity regularly below 30 percent can make you uncomfortably dry.  Plus the more humid the air, the warmer it feels allowing you to keep the thermostat a little lower, saving you money. 
  • Airborne pollutants normally don’t announce themselves but frequent headaches, fatigue, and sickness could indicate that you could use an air purifier.  
  • Your air conditioner is great at keeping you cool in the summer, but it can also be a breeding ground for germs, bacteria, and mold. Ultraviolet lights can help zap some of them before they travel throughout your house and make you sick.

Maintain Your Air Quality Year-Round and Live Well

Good air quality is good for your health and your productivity. You can fight against brain fog, stress, and long-term health conditions by addressing issues and maintaining your indoor air quality. 

  • Repair aging and worn HVAC systems
  • Change your HVAC filters regularly
  • Monitor your air quality for unusual odors and stuffy air
  • Adjust your system for different seasons

Thermostats that Help You Know Your Air Quality

For the average person, it is hard to get even the vaguest insight into your indoor air quality. If there is bad air, we may not even know it is affecting us. An air filter’s job is to remove microscopic particles from the air entering your home. If they get plugged it can create issues with your system and your air quality. Smart thermostats are pretty simple – they let you know when your furnace air filters need to be changed so that you can always be breathing clean air. 

Invest in Your Health

More homeowners are paying even more attention to the health of their homes and everyone living in them. When you invest in whole-home air quality solutions you are investing in you and your family’s optimal health. Jacobs Heating & Air Conditioning experts can help you choose the indoor air system that is right for your home.  

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