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Indoor Air Quality Services in Oswego, IN

Most people spend large chunks of their day in their homes. It’s where they relax, cook, spend time with family, sleep, and sometimes even work. As people do all these activities, they’re breathing the air inside their homes.

Indoor air pollutants have been designated as significant risks to a person’s health by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pollutants can be introduced to a home’s air from the outside or generated from materials within the home itself. Considering the consequences of breathing these pollutants, it’s important to have safeguards in place to guarantee safe, clean air inside a home.

For homeowners in Oswego, IN, looking to improve their indoor air quality, help is just a call away thanks to the team at Summers Plumbing Heating and Cooling. We have over 50 years of experience working with HVAC systems in Oswego and the surrounding communities and are up to date on all the latest air scrubbing technologies.

Indicators of Bad Indoor Air Quality

Many homeowners suffer from the effects of poor indoor air quality without realizing that it’s the cause of their problems. Airborne pollutants can include anything from infection-causing bacteria and viruses to common allergens. For individuals who are particularly susceptible to airborne pathogens and allergens, such as the elderly, children, immunosuppressed, and people with respiratory conditions like asthma, poor indoor air quality can have a major impact on their quality of life.

Some symptoms of subpar air quality to be on the lookout for include:

  • Frequent sinus congestion
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Dry, cracked skin
  • Dry, red, watering eyes

These symptoms are shared with a wide variety of other potential causes, but if they’re long-lasting—longer than three weeks or so—it’s more likely that you have a problem with indoor quality than an extremely persistent cold.

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Summers Plumbing Heating and Cooling offers several different services to help homeowners improve the air quality in their homes. Each service has its benefits and can be effective on its own, but for the best results, homeowners will want to consider combining at least two methods for removing airborne pathogens and pollutants. Some of our services include:

Duct Inspection and Cleaning

The air ducts that run throughout a home are a prime gathering place for dust and other particulates, especially in transitional seasons when forced air systems like air conditioning and heat aren’t actively moving air through the ducts. When forced air systems are operating, dust may not settle in the ducts, but it is continuously picked up and blown throughout a home.

During an inspection and cleaning, HVAC technicians from Summers Plumbing Heating and Cooling will thoroughly clean the hard-to-reach surfaces inside a home’s ductwork. They will also check for and seal any leaks in the ducts that may be allowing additional particulates into the system. Dryer vents, which collect lint, pet dander, and other materials can also be included in duct cleaning services. Keeping ducts and dryer vents clean and free of dust and debris is a big part of having better indoor air quality.

Air Filtration

Not all air filters are created equal. While the standard filters widely available at big box stores can capture large particles, specialty HEPA filters, media air cleaners, and UV light filters are needed to capture and eliminate the full array of particulates that could negatively affect your family. The technicians at Summers Plumbing Heating and Cooling can work with homeowners to determine which air filtration and purification systems are best for meeting their needs.

Making sure you stay on top of filter cleaning and replacement is an often overlooked step in improving indoor air quality. Dirty filters lose all their benefits very quickly and can even put a damaging strain on a home’s HVAC systems. The technicians from Summers Plumbing Heating and Cooling can check a home’s existing filters and clean or replace ones that have become too dirty to work as intended.

Humidity Control

Mold and mildew thrive in moist, humid environments, something that could be found inside air ducts or anywhere else in a home whose HVAC system isn’t working to adequately control humidity levels. Both mold and mildew can cause serious health problems. Homes that are too dry can pose problems as well, leading to irritation of the eyes, nose, skin, and throat.

Whole-home humidifier and dehumidifier systems are available and can be professionally installed directly in a home’s existing HVAC systems so homeowners don’t have to worry about refilling or emptying water tanks.

Local Indoor Air Quality Services

Summers Plumbing Heating and Cooling have been providing comprehensive services in Indiana since 1969. All of the technicians who work with us all thoroughly trained and carry all the licenses, certifications, and insurance to ensure that their work is in line with local rules and regulations. They come to your home with well-stocked vans that carry all the tools, equipment, and materials they need to get the job done correctly and efficiently, minimizing disruptions to your lifestyle. We involve homeowners in conversations about the work being done to be sure they understand what is happening and how much it will cost to keep surprises at checkout to the bay.

If you’re looking to breathe better air in your home, give us a call today!

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