Indoor Air Quality Products and Services in Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, and Cutler Bay, FL
Efficiency is essential to your home. Air leaks cause your HVAC system to work harder and to waste energy. While it’s great to have an efficient home, an airtight home envelope creates some concerns for your indoor air quality (IAQ).
When your home is locked up tight, you only breathe recycled air. You want that air to be as clean as possible since you’re not getting much fresh air in your home, especially during the summer and winter. For practical IAQ solutions, contact RCI Air Conditioning Company for quality and dependable service. Our service areas include Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, FL and the surrounding areas.
Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality
You usually will have some warning signs if you have poor IAQ in your home. Some of the common signs your family might experience include the following:
- Cold and flu-like symptoms
You might also see dust accumulating in your house, especially at the air vents, which is a sign that your filters are dirty. Also be conscious of the humidity levels in your home, since too much or too little humidity can contribute to poor IAQ.
Ways You Can Prevent Poor IAQ
Small changes throughout your home can help to prevent poor IAQ. Make sure to vacuum or sweep the floors regularly. Dust with a wet cloth as well. Don’t smoke inside the house. If you have pets, try to brush them regularly to prevent their hair and dander from accumulating in your home.
Bring plants into your home to help improve the air quality. During the mild seasons, try to keep your windows open as much as possible to get fresh air flowing through your home. If you’re noticing a lot of dust coming from the air vents, you might want to consider having your ducts cleaned. Finally, change the air filters in your home often. Check them at least once a month during the winter and summer when the house is closed up tight.
How RCI Air Can Help
Sometimes regardless of your best efforts, your home will still suffer from poor IAQ. That’s where we come in. RCI Air offers innovative solutions for your IAQ concerns:
IAQ Testing: Although you can buy kits to test your IAQ at home, you will still need a professional to help fix the problem. Our IAQ testing is also much more extensive than what is possible with the DIY kits. We can help to diagnose problems based on those tests and provide a plan of action.
Air Purifiers: A whole-house air purification system typically fits into your ductwork and works to eliminate bacteria, viruses and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air. We install these types of air cleaners in about 15 minutes, and they require very little maintenance or upkeep.
Air Humidifiers: A central humidifier helps to maintain a safe humidity level in your home without you having to fill up the water tank continually. Low humidity can be a breeding ground for pollutants while high humidity can cause mold and mildew growth in your home.
Ventilators: A mechanical air exchanger helps to pull out the stale air from your home while bringing in the fresh air. Mechanical ventilators will help improve your IAQ and are virtually maintenance free.