The Dilemma of Poor Indoor Air Quality in Homes

You’re probably curious about why air quality is so low in houses today. The basic trouble is that, well, homes are made too well. To keep out the heat in summer and trap it indoors during winter, homes have strong insulation a heat sealing.

That’s good news for a heater and air conditioner, but it’s not good news for air quality, because numerous contaminants from household sources will build up without any easy way of escaping. This means imbalanced humidity and airborne contaminants that continue to circulate. Poor indoor air quality can cause problems such as fatigue, headaches, cold and flu–like symptoms, congestion, and even long–term health complications.

Air Quality Systems That May Solve These Problems

Enough with the bad news. The good news is there are many products that our professionals can install in your home in the Burlington, VT area that will improve air quality. Here are a few to keep in mind.

  • Air Filters: The standard way to clean pollutants out of the air is with mechanical filters. In some cases, this may be all a home needs.
  • Air Purifiers: If a home requires additional filtration for smaller particles, but stronger filters aren’t possible, electronic air purifiers can be paired with the current filters to remove minute contaminants.
  • Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers: An imbalance in humidity, to either extreme, means discomfort and energy waste from the HVAC system. The right humidifier or dehumidifier will fix the problem.
  • Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilators: Abbreviated HRV and ERV, these are devices that allow for fresh air ventilation while also recovering the energy used to heat and cool the air indoors and then apply it to the incoming air.

Contact Us for Great Air Quality Systems and Services

Are you already eager to get started with improving the air you and your family breathe in the house? Good—we’re just as eager to help you. When you contact Red Rock Mechanical, LLC in Burlington, VT, one of our friendly staff members will guide you through your options and arrange for a technician to come to your house to find the exact right type of air quality system(s) to do the necessary job.

Our work isn’t finished after we install your IAQ products, however! We’re available whenever you need repairs, maintenance, or replacement systems. We want you to continue to enjoy fresh and pure air. Keep our number handy: we’re here to help!