Indoor Air Quality

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When it comes to indoor air quality, most HVAC contractors don’t know what to look for. Thankfully, PV isn’t your typical HVAC contractor.

Fact: The air inside your home could be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. Poor indoor air quality, or IAQ, could have a negative impact on your health, not to mention your family’s overall comfort.

At PV, we offer a free, in-home IAQ consultation with one of our BPI-certified specialists. We’ll present you with a variety of indoor air quality options that fit your needs and budget:

Humidifiers

Humidifiers work with your furnace to optimize humidity levels throughout your home. Maintaining proper humidity levels is essential for comfort during the winter months. Moderate humidity levels make you feel warmer at lower temperatures, so you can lower your thermostat without sacrificing comfort.

Depending on the size of your home, PV offers a variety of humidifiers to deliver the right amount of moisture into the air. “Gallons per day,” or GPD, determines humidifier size, and our models range from 12 to 18 GPD.

Dehumidifiers

Have you ever noticed a musty smell in your basement? Does your skin feel sticky or muggy in the summer – even when you’re inside your home?

Regulating indoor humidity is essential for comfort and air quality, and a whole-house dehumidifier can help create a more comfortable indoor environment. It works by reducing the amount of moisture in your air. With less indoor humidity, you'll feel far more comfortable indoors, even at higher temperatures!

Air Cleaners & Filters

From traditional 1” air filters to high efficiency options, PV offers an array of possibilities for cleaning and filtering the air inside your home.

The air cleaning system we recommend will depend on your family's needs and concerns, but keep these two ideas in mind:

  1. Many pleated filters do a great job filtering air, but they can restrict airflow and have a negative impact on your system’s performance and lifespan.
  2. High efficiency filters do an even better job of cleaning indoor air without restricting airflow.

Asbestos & Mold Removal

Got old, hard pipe ductwork? If so, it might contain asbestos, which can be hazardous to your health if disturbed and inhaled.

If your ductwork contains asbestos, it should be properly removed, or “abated,” according to federal and state guidelines. PV specializes in asbestos abatement practices that avoid releasing harmful substances into your home!

Mold growth is another major factor that impacts indoor air quality, aggravating asthma and allergy symptoms. At PV, we offer mold removal services. We perform the removal properly, so you aren’t affected in the process. Afterward, we take steps to control the moisture in your home, so the mold doesn’t return.

UV Lights

There are two types of ultraviolet (UV) lights:

  1. For preventative maintenance: A light the cleans your indoor coil by eliminating any bacteria or mold
  2. For air purification: A light installed inside your ductwork cleans the air before it enters your living space

The second type of UV light sends friendly oxidizers (ionized hydro peroxides) into your air stream to wipe out bacteria, viruses, odors, and pollutants at the source.

Fresh Air Systems

All homes should have fresh, clean air circulating inside! Our fresh air systems, including energy recovery ventilation (ERV) systems and fresh air dampers, bring outdoor air into your home and filter out pollutants.

Fresh air systems also dilute and remove harmful indoor air contaminants, like VOCs, smoke from cooking, and pet odors. If your family suffers from allergies, a fresh air system is a fantastic alternative to opening windows – and you can operate it year-round!

Contact Us Today

Ready to improve your home’s IAQ? Call 404.798.9672 today or schedule your free consultation online!