Summers for Indoor Air Quality Services in Schererville Because most homeowners spend a lot of time indoors sleeping, relaxing, cooking and eating meals, cleaning and doing laundry, getting ready for work or school, and just spending time together, the air quality in the home is important. The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA has announced that indoor air quality in many homes is worse than that outside. These indoor air pollutants can cause health problems so cleaning up the air in our homes is important. If you are worried about the air quality in your home, contact Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling today for help. There are several good solutions for cleaning the air in homes due to modern technological advances. We have more than 40 years of experience helping people improve their indoor air quality and get healthier. Our company has the knowledge and experience in the HVAC industry to get the job done correctly, on budget, and on time. Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality The poor air quality in your home might be easy to ignore, but it could be responsible for family member’s illnesses. Poor indoor air quality might cause allergic reactions and respiratory illnesses. Older people, children, people with weakened immune systems, people with allergies, and those with respiratory issues like asthma might be especially affected. The following is a list of symptoms that might be signs of poor air quality: Sinus congestion without having a cold Coughing and sneezing lasting longer than a couple of weeks Headaches Fatigue for no good reason Shortness of breath Sore throat and sinus problems Cracked or dry skin Red, dry, and watery eyes Feeling better when away from home Though these symptoms can have other causes such as common colds and allergies, they could be caused by your home’s poor air quality if they last for weeks on end. If this is happening in your home and you want to improve the situation, call Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling for help. We can help improve your home’s air quality right away. Improved Air Quality in Your Home Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling technicians have multiple ways to help improve a home’s air quality. Each strategy helps improve air quality, but a combination of practices is often the best strategy for removing pollutants from the air in your home. Here are services and strategies we can provide: Duct Inspection and Cleaning If your home has an HVAC system with ductwork, we can inspect the ducts for dust and debris. Ducts can collect dust in the spring and fall when they are being used less often. Then, when the system is running, that same dust and pollutants are blown throughout the home, where the family breathes it or it is returned to the HVAC system through the vents. The Summer’s Plumbing Heating & Cooling technicians perform both thorough cleaning and an inspection of the duct system. They will look for leaks in the ducts such as holes or poor connections. These leaks can cause additional dust and particles to enter the duct system. We will also clean dryer vents that can collect lint, pet dander, and other particulates in large amounts. Regularly cleaning these vents and the ducts in a home can make a big difference in a home’s air quality. Air Filters Though they are not in plain sight and easily forgotten, the air filters in a home’s HVAC system are very important to air quality. Air filters are designed to catch the dust and other pollutants before they enter the home’s air supply. If filters are not changed often enough, they can not do their job and the air quality and the heating and cooling equipment will suffer. Our technicians will inspect and clean or change all the air filters in your home so they can clean the air. Controlling Humidity Did you know that air that is too damp or too dry can be harmful? Too damp air is uncomfortable and promotes the growth of dangerous mold and mildew. Air that is too dry irritates the skin, eyes, and nose of residents. Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers installed directly to the HVAC system can be controlled by the home thermostat. We offer this equipment and install it so that you can control your home’s humidity with little effort. Air Filtration and Purification The common air filters used with HVAC equipment will trap the larger particles but not the smaller ones. A dedicated air filtration or purification system with special filters will go further to trap all harmful particles and keep the air clean. There are several filtration systems to choose from including a HEPA filter, an electronic air filter, or a media air cleaner. Our technicians will help each homeowner choose the best filter system for their home and needs. Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling Technicians and History Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling has been serving your Indiana area since 1969. Since then, we have established a reputation as a company you can trust. Our technicians are highly trained, insured, and licensed so you will receive the best quality workmanship and customer service. They drive well-stocked trucks to save time getting parts and can start work immediately. Call us today to get our help improving your home’s air quality.