Indoor Air Quality Services in Monroe, NC
When you come home from a hard day’s work, you should expect to be comfortable. It’s a simple thought but surprisingly difficult to achieve when the weather gets hot and humid and your indoor air quality is poor at best. If you’ve ever been trying to relax at home, and the air is heavy, muggy, or otherwise unpleasant, that’s where we come in.
At Air Care Heating and Cooling, we understand the importance of indoor air quality and what good quality air can do for your happiness at home. We have the industry knowledge and expertise on our side to correct and improve your air quality at home so you can enjoy the comfort of your home just how you were meant to.
What Is Indoor Air Quality?
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality, or IAQ, regards the quality of air inside or around a building with special consideration paid to the health and comfort of that building’s occupants. In this case, Indoor Air Quality refers to how comfortable the air is in your home and how safe it is to breathe.
Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?
When it comes to the air in and around your home, you’re up against two fundamental issues: your comfort and your health. Not only do you need the air inside your home to be at the right temperature, but you also need it to be odorless, clean, and free of pollutants. Indoor air pollutants can affect your eyes, nose, and throat and cause unpleasant effects such as headaches, dizziness, and fatigue, depending on your level of exposure.
Some pollutants can induce effects similar to colds or viruses or aggravate such symptoms if you’re already prone to them. When we’re more likely to spend much more of our days at home, it is crucial that you direct some attention to your air quality. You can think of it as an investment in your family and in yourself because you’ll not only be making it easier to live at home, you’ll be making it safer, too.
At Air Care Heating and Cooling, we provide many services to fundamentally improve your comfort and ensure impeccable air quality at home. Our team has been in the business since 2007, bringing high-quality workmanship, professionalism, and ethical service to our customers for the better part of two decades.
Our technicians are trained and certified to install the best equipment in air quality improvement, including whole-home humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air filtration systems, air purification systems, and ductless air conditioning systems.
Air Filtration Systems
Our top-of-the-line air filtration systems will help reduce airborne contaminants and pollutants to keep the air your breathing at home healthy and clean. A high-quality air filter can prevent the circulation of irritants like pollen, pet dander, dust mites, dust, textile fibers, and carpet fibers as well as more concerning particles like mold, spores, legionella, bacteria, viruses, smoke, and more.
UV-Lights Air Purification
UV-Light Air Purifiers are a relatively new technology that performs a very similar duty to air filtration systems. You may have heard of them referred to as purifying lights, germicidal lights, sanitizing lights, and sterilization lights. A good UV air purifier will help reduce, if not outright eliminate, air pollutants in the home.
Historically, UV light has been used to purify water and disinfect and sanitize hospitals, labs, kitchens, and processing plants. Now, a UV-light-emitting device can be installed in your forced-air system to purify the air as it circulates through your home. These systems work by emitting ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate mold, viruses, and bacteria as they pass on the air.
A UV-Light combined with a high-MERV rating filter can do wonders to keep the air in your home fresh and safe to breathe.
A permanent whole-house humidifier can be an incredibly effective solution for increasing comfort and reducing the cost of energy bills. The recommended humidity level at home is about 30-50%, but when the heat is on for the winter, humidity tends to drop. Low humidity can lead to skin irritation, eye irritation, dry mouth, clogged nasal passages, and even aggravated respiratory disease.
By reintroducing humidity into the air, not only are you reducing the risk of these effects, you’re helping warm the air, which can lead to less reliance on your furnace to heat your home and a smaller heating bill. Just as well, you’re reducing the risk of exposing yourself to airborne bacteria and viruses, which have a more difficult time surviving in moist air at the correct humidity.
When the summer comes and that blazing heat rolls in, high humidity can come along with it. That means intensified heat inside your home, sticky skin, and dealing with a breeding ground for mold, bacteria, and viruses. A robust dehumidifier will rein in that humidity to healthy levels between 30-50%, reducing the risk of illness and keeping your skin cool. What’s more, if you happen to suffer from allergies or asthma, drier air tends to help reduce the symptoms brought on by these conditions, making it easier and more comfortable to breathe.
Plus, with a good dehumidifier, you’ll be less likely to crank up your air conditioning, saving you a considerable sum on your energy bills through the hot months.
Ductless Mini-Split Systems
Ductless air conditioning systems, or mini-splits, are some of the newest, most compact, and most reliable cooling solutions available to the home today. If you don’t already know, a mini-split system is a small unit mounted on the wall toward the ceiling that quietly and efficiently cools the space, all without the need for ductwork.
Mini-splits can be installed in multiple rooms to provide personalized comfort at the touch of a button. That means no more fighting over the thermostat when you need it, just a bit cooler or just a bit warmer than other people in your household. You can adjust each room that’s equipped with an air handler individually. You can even switch units off individually to save power, or as desired.
Because mini-splits don’t use ducts, there’s no place for dirt and debris to collect, improving air quality innately. Plus, ductwork can be costly to install if your home isn’t already equipped. More than that, mini-splits are very simple to maintain.
All you need to concern yourself with is the occasional filter cleaning, cleaning around the outdoor unit, and a yearly inspection to make sure everything is tip-top. And, with no ducting, that means no duct cleaning services are required and no potential for duct leaks.
A high-quality, well-maintained ductless mini-split will save money on energy bills, as well, offering incredible energy efficiency when compared to traditional air conditioning units. Not only that, but you can expect a well-maintained system to last up to 20 years.
Request a Quote Today
If you’re considering improving your indoor air quality, make no delay. We’re just a phone call away, and our team at Air Care Heating and Cooling is eager to work with you and your families. We service and support 12 locations within North Carolina, including Charlotte, Fort Mill, Indian Trail, Marvin, Matthews, Mint Hill, Monroe, Waxhaw, Weddington, Wesley Chapel, Stallings, and Indian Land.
You can request service online through our form submission, live chat service, or by phone call. Trust Air Care Heating and Cooling with all your indoor air quality needs. We’re not done until you’re 100% satisfied with our work and you and your family are living comfortably.