Indoor Air Quality Services in Columbus, OH
At Five Star Heating & Cooling, we strive to provide area residents with not only superior levels of comfort at reasonable price rates. Equally as important, we strive to help our customers maintain healthy Indoor Air Quality. If you or your loved ones suffer from asthma or allergy symptoms, or any other kind of breathing ailment and feel it might be related to indoor air pollution, we offer a variety of solutions to help.
We believe the air everyone breathes indoors should be healthy and comfortable — free of toxic pollutants, gases, and fumes that cause these kinds of problems. As such, we aim to help you make sure your residence has the highest quality of air possible. We offer a variety of solutions that can be customized specifically to your situation and your needs, no matter what they might be. Schedule Indoor Air Quality services with us today!
What is Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is defined as the quality of air within a residential dwelling or other building, and how this relates to the health, general well-being, and comfort of the people who are breathing the air.
When most people think of air pollution, they think of it as being an outdoor problem, centered primarily in large industrialized cities where smog and congestion can be seen as a haze floating around in the air. Often people visualize images of smokestacks and chimneys in the distance, or exhaust pipes dissipating fumes amid a maze of traffic. In all of this, most people rarely imagine that the air inside their homes is actually more polluted than outdoor air.
Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?
With most Americans spending more than 21 hours per day indoors, the air quality inside their homes has more of an effect on them than most people think. If the air quality in a dwelling isn’t sufficient, it can harm health and the home itself. Because modern dwellings are sealed airtight, if a home has indoor pollution, it can get trapped inside and recirculated without proper filtration and ventilation.
If air quality is poor, short-term health implications can surface after a single exposure or multiple times being exposed. Those short-term symptoms can irritate the nose, the eyes, the throat, and the skin. Or it can cause fatigue, headaches, and dizziness. In the worst possible situations, officials say, long-term exposure to certain kinds of indoor air pollution can cause heart disease, respiratory illness, and even cancer.
iWave-R® Air Purifier Installation Services in Columbus, OH
Amidst all the latest indoor air quality devices on the market today that claim to remove airborne particles, viruses, bacteria, and mold, the iWave-R® stands out as being an effective product that’s highly innovative.
Using a fairly novel technology that’s very quiet and low maintenance, the iWave-R® goes inside the HVAC unit, where it works to target outgoing air using ions to neutralize the air. These ions also kill airborne viruses, bacteria, pathogens, mold, and allergens while also removing particles causing odors in the home like smoke. If you’re looking for budget-friendly iWave-R® system installation in Columbus, OH, call us at (614) 490-7550.
$399 Whole-House Air Cleaner + Installation
3 Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality
If you are noticing any of the following issues in your home, you might have an indoor air quality problem that could be solved with one of our services or products:
Strange or Unpleasant Smells
Certain types of smells can originate from mildew or mold growth, in which case they need to be addressed immediately. Other smells could arise from certain kinds of pest infestations, chemicals, decomposing materials, gases, dirt, dust, or other particles.
Dust, dirt, pollen, and other pollutants are usually more concentrated in an enclosed area, such as a home, as opposed to outdoor spaces where the air is circulated and cleaned by nature. If you are struggling with allergy symptoms, you should call us to talk about ways to improve your Indoor Air Quality.
Mold & Mildew
Homes that are excessively high in humidity are prone to mold and mildew, especially those places lacking proper air filtration and circulation. If you are noticing musty fragrances or notice green and/or black spots on any of your surfaces (like around sinks, tubs, toilets, and other areas that are exposed to moisture), you should give us a call.
Indoor Air Quality Services in Columbus, OH
4 ways to Improve Your Indoor Air
“No Smoking Zone”
Cigarette smoke indoors can linger for a long time, causing harm to all who breathe the air. Not to mention the smell, and stained walls and furniture. We recommend designating a smoking area outdoors only.
Carpets and rugs act somewhat like a filter by capturing tiny particles like dust and dirt and other impurities such as dander and things brought into the home from the outside. Because they tend to trap all these particles in their fibers, vacuuming once a week will improve the indoor air.
Our certified technicians perform an extensive list of procedures that include cleanings and examinations; they carefully analyze your HVAC system and conduct a list of system checks and inspections; they analyze the condition of your air ducts and check your system’s air filters and look for any other area that merits attention.
Get Your Ducts Cleaned.
If your HVAC system utilizes air ducts to heat or cool your home, regular duct cleanings will reap many benefits, especially if you have pets. We have limited Duct Cleaning availability throughout the year. Contact us for more information!