Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air can make sure your indoor air is fresh, healthy and free of pollutants with products like air filtration systems and humidifiers/dehumidifiers.
If you’re tired of low air quality disrupting your sense of comfort, let Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air identify what products and services will offer the most benefits. We can generate a complete Home Health® Report. You can reduce the risk of illness, respiratory symptoms and even the growth of mold or mildew!
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Indoor air quality refers to pollution in your San Antonio home or business. The concentration of airborne pollutants can be 2–5 times greater than outdoors. Since most people spend the vast majority of their time inside and breathe approximately 3,000 gallons of air everyday (according to the American Lung Association), this can eventually lead to problems.
Depending on your specific air quality concerns, solutions include:
Some of the most prevalent sources of pollutants include Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) such as cleaning or personal care products, fuel-burning utilities and home appliances, and particulate matter like dust, pollen and smoke.
Absolutely. Pollutants and particulate matter can expose you to illnesses and worsen respiratory conditions, primarily for children and the elderly. For certain contaminants like carbon monoxide, the effects may even be deadly.
Resolving indoor air quality concerns can produce a host of benefits to your health and well-being, such as:
If you find yourself cleaning every day or coughing constantly, your indoor air may not be as healthy as you would think. According to EPA studies, indoor pollutants can reach concentrations as much as 100 times higher than the air outdoors. You can determine your indoor air quality by setting up a Home Health® Report consultation with Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air.
Each home has differing comfort needs, especially if someone in your San Antonio home has allergies, asthma or a weak immune system. You may need a single product like a high-efficiency air filtration system, or multiple. Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air can help you find the right mix of equipment.
No. HVAC air filters differ in quality and design, and some have exclusive features. We generally advise using the filter your HVAC manufacturer recommends pairing with your system. All filters are assigned MERV ratings on a scale from 1–20. MERV is short for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and can make it easier to identify high-efficiency filters. In most North American homes, a MERV rating of 11 or lower is appropriate.
The ideal schedule for cleaning or replacing your air filter depends on multiple factors, like the filter design and MERV rating as well as the current indoor air quality. For common 1”-3” filters, most brands recommend replacement every 30-90 days. Pets, health conditions and even nearby pollution sources can necessitate replacing the filter more often.
If the issue is not your body’s hydration, extremely dry air can irritate your throat and sinuses. Consider getting a whole-home humidifier if you consistently struggle with a dry, itchy throat.
Your HVAC system extracts moisture as it runs, producing situations where humidity levels fall out of balance. Portable humidifiers can resolve humidity concerns in a single room or small area, but a central humidifier ensures balanced humidity throughout the entire structure— home or business.
For most people, comfortable humidity levels are between 30-60%. These levels are especially hard to maintain in the winter, as cold air does not hold onto moisture as well as warm air. What’s more, your furnace displaces moisture by generating hot, dry heat.
The smartest way to find an appropriate whole-house humidifier is multiplying the total square footage by the height of the ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons of water/H2O is required every hour to ensure balanced humidity.
You should also consider your available budget, as a humidifier needs maintenance just like any other mechanical equipment.
While specific amounts depend on the model, whole-house humidifiers average between 1.5 to 12 gallons per day. As you can imagine, drier locations will use more water to keep humidity balanced.
Regular preventive maintenance is often vital for sustainable equipment efficiency, and your humidifier is no different. The humidifier’s reservoir should be routinely drained and cleaned to prevent mold.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas produced by partial fuel combustionwhich, in turn is frequently caused by insufficient access to oxygen. Appliances relying on natural gas, charcoal, wood or kerosene are common sources of CO gas, especially if they are not running correctly or have been installed wrong. CO is poisonous to the body and is lethal at high levels or extended exposure.
Initial symptoms such as nausea and fatigue are often wrongly diagnosed as a result of the flu. But CO gas exposure can develop, possibly leading to confusion, organ damage or even death. Other symptoms include:
Yes. Removing carbon monoxide should be a priority because of the risk it poses to your health and well-being. CO gas can be found in any San Antonio home or commercial property, making safe ventilation and prevention techniques universally beneficial.
Prevention is the best place to start. A few safety precautions to take include:
If carbon monoxide has been detected, you should immediately vacate the building and alert the fire department and utility provider. If a leak is discovered, you should then contact a dependable HVAC company for repairs.
If an air freshener isn’t doing the trick, there may be microbes or contaminants nearby producing the unpleasant odor. Bacteria and mold are typical sources, but they can be fixed with the sanitation properties of a germicidal UV light. They are particularly effective against odor-producing microorganisms.
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