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What’s in the Air You Breathe?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

It may not be visible, but the air in our homes has a substantial effect on quality of life. If you're breathing clean air day-in and day-out, your lungs will thank you. If indoor air quality is allowed to slip, then everyone in the house will suffer. Here are a few ways to make sure the air in your house is fit to breathe.

Air Testing

Before you can start to address air quality issues, you'll need to understand the causes of those issues. A professional air quality tester will thoroughly investigate your home in search of leaks, contaminants and other air quality problems. In addition to a full report, you'll be given recommendations on ways to fix those problems.

Indoor Air Quality Products

Because every family's air quality needs are unique, the HVAC industry has produced a wide range of air quality solutions to help you breathe easily at home. Some of the most popular systems include:

  • Air Cleaners and Purifiers: These systems directly attack the causes of poor air quality by filtering contaminants out of the air.
  • Humidifiers: Maintaining a good humidity level will make it easier for everyone to breathe, especially people who suffer from asthma and allergies. A humidifier will also extend the lifespan of your wooden furniture.
  • Energy Recovery Ventilators: Letting in fresh, clean outdoor air will do plenty to improve air quality, but during the cooling season, you can't just open a window. Ventilators work with your air conditioner to exchange stale air for fresh air without lowering cooling efficiency.

A professional HVAC contractor can work with you to recommend the right air quality solutions for your home.

Go Ductless

Ductless heat pumps provide a solid solution for improving indoor air quality. By eliminating the need for ducts, these systems can eliminate the common contributor to indoor air quality issues.

At, we connect Virginia homeowners with qualified HVAC contractors who've been thoroughly vetted for high-quality service. Our online tools will be your first step toward getting the air quality solutions you need to keep your home clean and help everyone in it breathe easier all year long.

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