Summers Indoor Air Quality Services in Portage A home is where a family should be able to live and breathe comfortably and safely throughout the day. The pollution, allergens, and other particles in the air should be left outside the home. Unfortunately, many homeowners are not aware of how bad their home’s air quality is. Pollutants, allergens, and even bacteria can be floating around in the air posing risks of serious health issues. Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling offers indoor air quality services in Portage. Our team can provide a variety of options to help a homeowner keep their home safe and comfortable for everyone. Our technicians utilize a myriad of methods developed from modern technology to help homeowners have cleaner air in their homes. Symptoms of Poor Air Quality in the Home Many homeowners are not even aware that their home’s air quality is poor. Unfortunately, poor air quality can lead to many health issues, infections, and allergy symptoms. These health issues are often worse for those with health issues, children, and the elderly. Some health issues caused by the poor air quality in the home are often disregarded as common issues or problems. However, many of these issues can be improved or even relieved by maintaining better air quality in the home. These symptoms of poor air quality can include: Sinus congestion or infections. Coughing and sneezing. Headaches. Shortness of breath. Sore throats. Dry skin. Irritated or watery eyes. Fatigue. Although these symptoms can be due to a variety of issues, such as allergy season or even a cold, if they persist, it may be air quality. Even if the problems are due to other factors, improved air quality can help ease these symptoms. If any of these are regular issues faced in the home, it might be a good idea to look into indoor air quality services in Portage. Methods for Improving Indoor Air Quality There are several options homeowners have to improve the air quality in their homes. Each service can provide great benefits. However, combining several or all these services can provide a comprehensive approach to better air and health for the whole family. At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, our team of trained technicians can provide services to help homeowners that include: Duct Cleaning When the heating or cooling system is not in use, dust, debris, and allergens can settle in the ducts of the home. Moisture in the ducts can promote the growth of mold and mildew. Bacteria and viruses can even collect in this system. When the system is turned on, all this buildup is blown throughout the home. These particles pollute the air and can cause serious health risks and symptoms. At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, our technicians can inspect the ducts of a home to see if there is a buildup that needs to be removed. If needed, the team can professionally clean the ducts and reduce the particles being blown in the air. Homeowners can often see an immediate improvement in their home’s air quality. Install or Replace Air Filters Both the heating and cooling systems of the home use air filters. These filters help to block the particles being sucked into the system. The better the filter can block the particles, the less of these particles are being blown through the ducts and to the entire home. Our technicians can inspect the home’s air filters. If they are dirty, the technician will either clean or replace the filter, depending on the type. They may even offer better quality filters for the system to provide better cleaning of the air used in the heating and cooling system. Humidity Control The humidity levels of the home can play a major role in providing comfortable living space and good air quality. Homes that are too humid can promote the growth of mold and mildew, diminishing air quality. Homes that are too dry can cause irritation and drying of the skin, throat, eyes, nose, and sinuses. Our technicians can help homeowners determine if their humidity levels are in the right range. Dehumidifiers and humidifiers can be installed directly on the home’s HVAC system. This can allow homeowners to maintain control of their humidity levels through their thermostats. Air Purifiers Other options available to homeowners to help them improve their air quality are air filtration and air purification systems. As suggested by its name, the air filtration system uses a higher quality filter to stop even small particles as they pass through the filtration system. An air purification system uses various methods, such as negative ions or UV, to remove the harmful particles from the air. Professional Technicians Whatever options a homeowner chooses to improve their air quality, our professional technicians are ready to provide expert installation and courteous service to meet the needs of the customer. Our team has been dedicated to providing excellent workmanship and unmatched customer service for decades. Contact us by phone or through our website to schedule your indoor air quality services in Portage.