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Indoor Air Quality Services in Orlando, FL by FLORALA
Indoor air quality has far-reaching effects, both on your health and on your home. People often don’t think about what exactly they’re breathing day in and day out. We tend to just label it as “air” and leave it at that. However, every time you inhale you are actually exposing yourself to millions of microscopic particles. Some of these are harmless, but plenty of them can harm you in large enough amounts. That’s why you should call FLORALA, and ask about our indoor air quality products and services. Call today to schedule an appointment.
FLORALA offers quality indoor air quality products and services near Orlando, FL and the surrounding areas.
Why You Need Indoor Air Quality Services
Some of the airborne contaminants commonly found in a home’s air include dust, pollen, dander, mold, viruses, and bacteria. These can cause you to have allergy attacks, cold, and flu–like symptoms. Some of these contaminants can have even more serious health effects, like certain kinds of mold spores. This is why it’s important to take steps to ensure your indoor air quality.
One of the best ways to improve your indoor air quality is to clean out your air ducts. Air ducts are often a haven for airborne contaminants, as they are isolated from typical cleaning efforts. The contaminants are then circulated throughout the ducts whenever a forced air system is turned on. In order to prevent this from happening, you should have your air ducts cleaned at least once every couple of years by professionals using top of the line equipment, such as the Rotobrush line of air duct cleaners.
Air filtration systems are mechanical air purifiers, which use mesh to snare airborne contaminants that come into contact with them. They are the simplest and most popular type of air purifier on the market. Each air filter is assigned a MERV rating, which stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. The higher the MERV, the smaller the particles that the filter can capture.
Air purifiers are devices that use a wide variety of different techniques to remove airborne contaminants from your air supply. Which air purifier you choose should depend on what your individual situation and needs are. For that reason, you should give us a call before deciding what air purifier to install in your home.
Humidity that is too high can make your home a very miserable place. It raises the evaporation point of sweat, which makes it harder for your body to cool itself down. It also accelerates mold growth in the home, which can be very bad for your health. A dehumidifier solves these problems by removing excess moisture in your home’s air.
The ducts in your home may seem solid, but they are actually quite fragile in some ways. One of those ways is the formation of duct leaks, which are quite common in homes across the country. Duct sealing covers these leaks in a number of ways, mostly by using a substance called "mastic." The mastic seals the ducts once dry, but is flexible enough to move with them to without cracking.
Why You Should Have Your Ducts Sealed Every Few Years
Though duct leaks may seem trivial, they can actually have a massive impact on the performance of your heater and air conditioner. The US Department of Energy has found that as much as 30% of the average forced air system’s output is lost to duct leaks. That’s a huge chunk of the output you’re paying for that is going to waste. This is why you should have your ducts sealed every couple of years.
If you aren’t sure about whether you need duct sealing, the best thing to do is have your ducts tested. Duct testing is where your ducts are sealed off from the rest of the house, and then pressurized to measure the rate that air leaks out of the system. If your ducts have severe leakage problems, they will become apparent through duct testing.
Energy recovery ventilators, also called ERVs, are devices that can bring fresh air into your home while maintaining the humidity level. This allows you to have fresh air in the home without opening a window and compromising your indoor climate control.
Heat recovery ventilators are very similar to energy recovery ventilators, except they do not transfer humidity in from the outside. This makes them invaluable in Florida, where you would not necessarily want to bring extra humidity into your home, especially on a hot day.
Without good quality insulation, your home’s climate control would be so ineffective as to be non–existent. Insulation is what hinders the movement of heat between your home and the outdoor environment, allowing you to have a warm home in winter and a cool one in summer. We offer comprehensive insulation services.
UV air purifiers don’t actually remove contaminants from your air. Instead, they expose the area around them to ultraviolet light. This sterilizes or kills many of the germs commonly found in the home, thus protecting you from becoming infected. If you get sick very often, a UV air purifier is a great way to reduce the frequency of illnesses.
Call Us for All Your Indoor Air Quality Needs in Orlando, FL
FLORALA prides itself on offering a wide variety of indoor air quality services, to treat every kind of air quality problem that you might encounter in Orlando, FL. No matter what your indoor air quality needs are, we are here to improve your quality of life. Give us a call today for more information, or to schedule an appointment.