Poor indoor air quality is a silent health hazard in many Philadelphia homes
Unhealthy indoor air quality has many causes and can be a health concern in every season. Your home may have excessive humidity levels that can promote mold and mildew growth. Newer carpets and furniture, or improperly ventilated gas appliances can emit vapors called volatile organic compounds. You may be storing excess amounts of poorly sealed caustic chemicals, such as cleaners, in your home. Whatever the source, poor air quality can worsen existing conditions such as asthma and allergies or can just lead to feelings of exhaustion and other signs of poor health. Giannone takes this hidden health threat in many Philadelphia homes very seriously, and has years of experience in improving air quality to protect the health of you and your family.
Here are three things we can do to ensure your indoor air is as pure as it can possibly be:
- Regularly inspect and maintain your home’s HVAC system. Now is the time to inspect your air conditioning to ensure it will circulate clean, pollutant-free air around your home. Dust can build up in your air conditioner as it sits dormant over the winter. This is a breeding ground for mildew and bacteria. We can make sure your system is clean and your air filters are fresh.
- Install carbon monoxide detectors. If you use gas-fired appliances such as a furnace, we can make sure they are connected to a carbon monoxide detector, or at least install ample CO detectors. Carbon monoxide could be considered the worst indoor air pollutant, because the colorless, odorless gas can be fatal.
- Inspect your heat source before winter. Like your air conditioner, any heating unit that sits dormant for a few months can accumulate dust and debris that can be expelled into your indoor air. We’ll also make sure your air filters are clean.
While there are many steps you can take on your own to ensure good indoor air quality (regularly changing air filters, storing chemicals properly and ventilating your home with fresh air on a regular basis), regular HVAC inspections from Giannone are vital. We can inspect, maintain and replace as needed, and have other air-quality options for our customers to consider.
Protect yourself and your family from the hazards of poor indoor air quality in Philadelphia. Contact Giannone online today or call (215) 375-7134 for your spring HVAC inspection.