Air contaminants such as dust, dander and fumes can exacerbate respiratory problems for those with issues ranging from allergies to COPD. But even if no one in your family has breathing problems, you certainly want clean air in your Fayetteville home. Whole-house air purification is one way to accomplish that. But there are other measures you can also take to ensure that the air you and your loved ones breathe is as clean as possible.
One place to start is with a home-air diagnosis. A qualified HVAC-system professional can use sophisticated equipment to monitor the air in your home for a few days and then diagnose the problems. He will then propose remedial measures, which might include whole-house air purification. The whole-house air purifier he recommends should attack all types of pollutants: particulates, mildew, mold, bacteria, odors and vapors.
If you happen to be remodeling your home or building a new home, there a few additional measures you should take:
- Make sure the ground around your foundation slopes away from your home, thus ensuring good drainage and minimizing the risk of water seepage.
- Talk with your contractor about radon-reduction features.
- Make sure all appliances, especially your heating and cooling system, are properly installed.
- If you’re hard-wiring your smoke alarms and CO detectors, make sure your contractor puts them in the right spots, and you know how to maintain them.
- Ask your builder to use no- or low-volatile organic compound building materials, which can dramatically lower smog-forming compound emissions and the risk of sick-building syndrome. Low- and no-VOC building and interior materials available today include adhesives, solvents, paints, caulk, sealants and carpet.
Ready to clean up the air in your home? Contact Blanton’s Heating & A/C in Fayetteville for an analysis of your indoor air. Then we can recommend the right measures to ensure that your air is contaminant-free. We’ve helped many of your Fayetteville-area neighbors, and we’d like to help you too.