183181162You may not think a 60-year old home has much in common with a newly built custom home when it comes to indoor air quality, but you would be wrong. Both homes can develop issues with indoor air quality, but for completely opposite reasons.

An older home may have air leaks around its windows and doors, little or no insulation and a damp crawl space. These issues are conducive to outdoor air pollutants leaking into the home and mold growth due to excess moisture. A newly built home is air tight with sealed windows and doors and plenty of insulation. Although this means outside pollutants and moisture probably will not find their way into your home, it also means that pollutants from aerosols and moisture from cooking may not make their way out. All of these problems can affect the quality of your indoor air.

At Custom Mechanical, we understand the importance of making sure your indoor air is clean and fresh. That is why we conduct indoor air quality testing and carry a full line of air purifiers and air cleaners to improve your indoor environment.

Do You Need Air Quality Testing?

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  1. Does anyone in your family suffer from allergies, asthma or other breathing difficulties?
  2. Do you have pets?
  3. Do people smoke in your home?
  4. Do odors tend to linger in your home?
  5. Do you have chronic dry skin, or a scratchy throat or nosebleeds frequently?
  6. Have you ever purchased or used portable room air cleaners or humidifiers?
  7. Do you have rooms or floors that are too hot or too cold?
  8. Has it been more than a year since you had your heating and air conditioning system checked?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, consider scheduling an indoor air quality test for your home. Contact us today and schedule your indoor air quality test!

Air Cleaners and Air Purifiers

Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, they work in different ways. Air cleaners reduce indoor pollutants by filtering airborne particles. Air purifiers reduce indoor pollutants such as odors or mold by penetrating the structure of the pollutant and breaking it up. We offer a wide selection of cleaners and purifiers that keep your indoor air pollutant-free:

  • mechanical filters that collect particulates
  • electronic air cleaners that trap particles
  • ultraviolet lights that destroy pollutants

Some products are designed to be installed in the ductwork of your home’s central HVAC system while others are portable and can be used in a targeted room or area. Our air quality experts will help you determine which product best suits your environment and give you the advantages and disadvantages of each option. We will also explain how several products can be integrated to give you even greater protection from indoor contaminants.

In addition to air purifiers and cleaners, air humidifiers increase indoor comfort by maintaining proper moisture levels; proper moisture levels decrease respiratory distress, reduce static electricity and alleviate cracking or shrinking of furniture. Contact us today for more information about these products.

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