Allergy season is upon us and all the sneezing and stuffy noses that come with it. You can’t necessarily make all the trees stop producing pollen, but you can take charge of your family’s health care at home by ensuring you have good indoor air quality.
Why Does My Home’s Air Quality Matter?
Having good indoor air quality will help your family stay healthier and improve your quality of life. Proper maintenance of your ducts and ventilation system can:
- Improve your family’s health by removing allergens and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from the air.
- Keep your family comfortable and keep odors at bay from cooking, pets, or every-day activities.
- Protect your home by keeping the air at the proper humidity level. If your home is too dry, cold and flu viruses will linger. Too humid, and your home can get musty odors, and become a habitat for mold and pests. Humidity can also damage your wood floors and furniture and even cause buckling floorboards or rotting support beams.
- Improve your home’s energy efficiency. A more efficient system is better for the environment and your wallet.
The best way to determine your home’s indoor air quality is by having trained professionals inspect your home. Robison Oil offers a free health and safety assessment. Their Health and Safety specialists follow national standards set by the HVAC Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Association and will complete an objective top to bottom analysis of your home. The investigation includes:
- Visual inspections of your heating and cooling equipment and your thermostats;
- A review of your emergency procedures;
- An IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) Inspection using a particle scanner;
- Visual inspections for mold, particularly in basements or crawl spaces, by experts licensed by the State of New York.
- Visual inspections of attic, crawl space, and basement insulation;
- Checking humidity levels; and
- Discussing cold spots, drafts, and temperature imbalances.
They also complete an analysis of your IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) using state-of-the-art technology, including an Airborne Particle Counter, a Digital Psychrometer, a thermal imaging camera to see areas of your home that are not properly insulated, and a duct camera to detect mold, dust, debris, and dirt in your home’s ductwork. After the assessment, specialists will send a complete analysis of your home, as well as recommendations to improve your home’s air quality.
Most of us spend much of our time indoors. The air that we breathe in our homes, in schools and in offices can put us at risk for health problems. Some pollutants can be chemicals, gases and living organisms like mold and pests.
How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?
Based on the results of your inspection, you may decide you need a duct and carpet cleaning, HVAC service and repair, or a system upgrade. Your heating and cooling system protects your family by managing humidity and temperature, reducing the speed of virus and cold transmission in your home, removing allergens and other airborne particles, and removing harmful VOCs and airborne contaminants if you keep it in good working order.
Contact Robison Today
At Robison, we are dedicated to solving indoor air quality issues for our customers, and we service and install all types of heating and air conditioning systems. Take charge of your family’s health and call us for a free health and safety assessment today at (914) 345-5700.