Breathe Easier with Our Indoor Air Quality Services & Products

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.

Homes are now built tighter 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. It’s so serious that the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology attributes 50 percent of all illnesses to poor indoor air quality. One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating offers a range of air quality services designed to alleviate the health risks associated with poor IAQ:

Duct Cleaning

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, provide a breeding ground for microbial growth if water is present, or 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.

HVAC Maintenance

One of the jobs your air conditioner performs is removing humidity from your indoor air. Controlling moisture is essential to preventing the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms that can become airborne and affect the quality of your indoor air. 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, as well as other components of your heating and cooling system, collect dust, dirt and other airborne contaminants, making them ideal breeding grounds for microbial growth. Regular HVAC maintenance eliminates these causes of polluted indoor air.

Indoor Air Quality Products

The solution to healthy indoor air quality varies based on factors such as the age of your home, lifestyle, number of occupants and 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.

Your Birmingham, Pelham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, AL or surrounding area home is the haven you share with those you love most, so 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!

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