Indoor Air Quality Products
Year after year, indoor air quality products seem to be more talked about in our industry. At A-1 Mechanical & Electric, we often get asked if they are a scam and a waste of money. You may even be wondering the same thing.
It might surprise you to find out that a great majority of indoor air quality products you see on the market today are not scams. These air quality products are very important for your overall health. Indoor air quality is especially critical for people with asthma, allergies, autoimmune diseases, and other sensitivities. Your home’s levels of humidity, airborne mold, and other air impurities can also affect your house itself—its structure, furniture, and general health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does indoor air quality matter?
The majority of Americans spend close to 90 percent or more of their time indoors. That means the air quality in your home or office is recycled air with dust particles, dead skin, bacteria, and toxins. All this air carrying these contaminants is taken directly into your lungs when you breathe. Air quality products can help clean, purify, and prevent this issue.
Do I have an indoor air quality problem?
Most homes do have some level of indoor air quality issues. These are some of the most common symptoms of poor indoor air quality:
• Cold or flu-like symptoms
• Dry, itchy throat
• Dry hair and dull complexion
• Chapped lips
• Coughing more than normal
• A heavy, dirty feeling in the air
• Strange smells inside your home
• Dust bunnies
How can I improve my indoor air quality?
This is where we come in! Allow A-1 Mechanical & Electric to help guide you to a solution for your unique situation. There are so many products on the market today that make a lot of claims. We take indoor air quality seriously and want to help you find what’s right for you and fits your budget.
What are some indoor air quality products I should know about?
A-1 Mechanical offers a wide range of these products. Here are a couple of our favorites that won’t break the bank:
• Air Scrubber Plus by Aerus® Designed and Used by NASA
Air Scrubber Plus is a portable filtration system that removes particles, gasses, and/or chemicals from the air within a given area. These machines draw air in from the surrounding environment and pass it through a series of filters to remove contaminants.
• Electrostatic Filter
Electrostatic air filters are also known as washable filters or reusable filters. The main purpose of any filter is to clean the dirty, outside air forced into your home. These air filters separate themselves from pleated filters by using electricity to catch dust, pollen, and other airborne particles prior to them circulating throughout your home. Electrostatic air filters are used for both heating and cooling, so just because they go in your furnace does not mean you don’t need them with the Las Vegas heat.
Four Reasons You Should Invest in Indoor Air Quality
1. Energy efficiency
Air quality products are energy efficient. In addition to saving a lot of money in the long run on your energy costs, your indoor air quality will be much healthier. When your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is clean, it can operate at maximum efficiency, saving you real money on your utility bills.
2. Overall health improvement
Improved air quality means you are less likely to get a serious illness like asthma, respiratory issues, or lung cancer. Indoor air quality products help you by improving and purifying the air, which can help prevent these diseases.
Pollution has increased over the past few decades, negatively affecting our climate and indoor air. Air quality products can purify the air and make it healthy and vibrant for you and your family.
4. Moisture and dust reduction
Moisture and dust can deteriorate your indoor air quality. It’s not only harmful to your health, but it’s also damaging to your appliances and electronics.