Indoor Air Quality in San Jose, CA
Improving the Air You Breathe
Have you thought lately about what could be in the air you breathe inside your home? Bacteria, mold, asbestos, lead particulates, and volatile organic compounds are among the top contaminants that are found being circulated throughout many homes and businesses.
If you would like to improve your indoor air quality in San Jose, look no further than DG Heating & Air Conditioning. We specialize in helping our residential and commercial clients make their air more breathable and their homes more comfortable. Our highly-trained HVAC technicians have thein-depth experience and state-of-the-art equipment required to make sure you get the fresh air you deserve.
Our Indoor Air Quality Services
At DG Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer a number of services that can help you eradicate your air quality problems and provide you with a clean indoor environment.
Our services include:
- Fresh air systems
- Heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system evaluations
- Indoor air quality management plans
- Remedial design and management
Common Contaminants Found in Your Ductwork
Keeping your home's ductwork clean is an important part of maintaining your indoor air quality. Some of the most common pollutants and potential irritants we regularly clean out include:
- Dust: Dust, pollen and other pollutants build up in the ducts, causing allergies to act up. The question is not if you should get your ducts professionally cleaned, but rather how often. The answer: every three to five years, according to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. You'll also want to make sure you're changing the air filter every 30 to 90 days.
- Dust Mites: Dust mites feed on the shed skin cells of humans and pets, which there is a disturbing amount of in your ducts. Dust mites themselves relatively harmless. Their feces, though, contain an enzyme that can cause serious allergic reactions if inhaled: something that's hard to avoid when the feces are circulated in the air. Symptoms of such reactions include runny noses, sneezing and itchy eyes. Asthma-like symptoms may also arise like wheezing and having difficulty breathing.
- Mold: Your air ducts may have fulfilled the three requirements for mold growth: humidity levels above 60%, temperatures between 75 and 85 degrees and the presence of water from condensation. In such a case, you may begin to notice an odor like that of dirty socks coming from the ductwork. By then, there may already be a full-blown infestation. This fungus can wreak havoc on your indoor air quality and physical health. Minor symptoms range from sneezing and a sore throat to itchy eyes. In extreme cases, one may develop long-term respiratory problems, trouble concentrating and anxiety.
- Rodents: If your air ducts offer a warm refuge from the cold outside, then they will certainly attract mice and rats. These pests are a major health concern; inhaling or ingesting their urine, feces or saliva can lead to the transmission of hantavirus, for example, which, in turn, can lead to a lung infection. Dead rodents are not necessarily a rare sight in air ducts, either. They will emit a foul smell and should be removed immediately (and, preferably, by a professional).
The Benefits of Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Did you know that you breathe in over 10,000 liters of air every day? Most people do not realize how impactful contaminants in the air can be. For the sake of your health and well-being, it is crucial to ensure that the air you’re breathing is safe and clean.
The benefits of maintaining good indoor air quality include:
- Improved health
- Elimination of allergens
- Easier breathing
- Better sleep
- Higher energy efficiency
- Reduced odors
- Balanced humidity
- Minimized mold and mildew risks
- Reduced risk of moisture problems
- Increased home value
No one should have to put up with stale, unpleasant, and contaminated air. DG Heating & Air Conditioning can help you take the necessary steps to ensure that you have good indoor air quality.
Call our San Jose HVAC professionals today at (408) 669-3496 to get on your way to breathing fresh air in your home or business.