At Rutherford Plumbing Heating and Cooling, we carry state-of-the-art air filtration & air quality systems, and we install and service all brands. From Hepa filtration to electrostatic systems and more, we have the knowledge and experience to evaluate your situation and make recommendations and install the system that best meets your needs.
Air pollutants accumulate inside your home when fresh air isn’t routinely circulated into the home. During the colder winter and hottest summer months, the particulate count inside your home can be several times higher than the outside air. Air filtration systems are excellent for eliminating high particulate counts during these times.
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What Is Indoor Air Quality?
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an odorless gas that can interfere with the delivery of oxygen throughout the human body, causing weakness, nausea, headaches and even death. Sources of carbon monoxide include defective furnaces, vehicle exhaust, tobacco smoke and even space heaters that utilize fossil fuels. The solution is source removal.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is exhaled by all humans and animals as a natural part of being alive. However, high levels of trapped CO2 can cause headaches and drowsiness. The solution is ventilation, and ASHRAE recommends indoor CO2 levels not exceed 700ppm above outdoor levels.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a big culprit in poor indoor air quality. VOCs are chemicals that can be found in a variety of things like carpets, wood furnishings, paints, cleaning supplies, waxes, pesticides, air fresheners and even clothes returned from the dry cleaners! VOCs can evaporate into the air and irritate the eyes, nose and throat. They can be responsible for nausea, headaches and even damage to the kidneys, liver and central nervous system. Some can cause cancer. The solution is ventilation and VOC destruction technologies.
Particulates are in a basic sense, asthma triggers and mold. Particulates can induce nose, eye and throat irritation. They can also cause bronchitis, respiratory infections and even lung cancer. Solutions include air filtration, UV lamps and de/humidification.
- Asthma triggers include dust mites, secondhand smoke, mold, pet dander and other airborne pollutants. These triggers can cause coughing, wheezing, tightness of chest and other breathing related problems. Asthma attacks can be life threatening, and can be controlled by reducing asthma triggers.
- Mold spreads by producing mold spores which go airborne, and then grow after landing on a damp surface. Breathing or touching mold can cause hay fever-type symptoms such as sneezing, red eyes, skin rashes and runny noses. Molds can also be a trigger for asthma attacks.
If the quality of the air your family breathes concerns you, let us help! Have Rutherford Plumbing Heating and Cooling perform an indoor air quality test in your home. An IAQ test will measure contaminant levels that affect your air quality. Contaminants mentioned above like particle allergens (mold, pet dander, pollen, dust), carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide (also causes stuffy rooms), airborne chemicals and humidity levels. We can then show you the equipment that can integrate into your existing HVAC system to protect, ventilate and purify your indoor air.
We are experts at enhancing the health of a home through innovative indoor air quality solutions. Call us today at (615) 809-4746.
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