Healthy Homes Start With Good Air Quality
You don’t need us to tell you the outside world is pretty chaotic right now. Fortunately, your house doesn’t have to be.
Shortly after Williamson and Travis counties enacted “Stay Home, Stay Safe” orders until mid-month, President Trump extended U.S. stay-at-home recommendations until April 30. Many Austin-Round Rock families are using the unprecedented pandemic downtime for home sanitizing and deep cleaning. If your house isn’t the refuge you’d like it to be, now is the time to manage the mess and create healthy spaces for work, school and gatherings.
The Cost of Poor Indoor Air Quality
While you use isolation hours to tidy work areas and cull paper piles, Cool Experts also recommends assessing indoor air quality. Purer air could improve health outcomes, according to a recent LA Times article. There is growing evidence that air pollution may elevate pneumonia risk and increase the severity of respiratory symptoms, says Aaron Bernstein, interim director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “We don’t have direct evidence of that with COVID, but I would be surprised if air pollution did not affect risk for COVID infection and the severity of illness.”
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, home air quality may be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Cool Experts offers preventive care for your AC and ventilation system, and our knowledgeable technicians customize air quality offerings to meet individual health, comfort and budget objectives.
Many Cool Experts customers start with duct cleaning services to remove the buildup of allergens, debris, bacteria and particulates inside vents. Think of your HVAC system as the “lungs” of your house, repeatedly pulling in and blowing out air through the AC registers. This moving air often contains pet dander, dust mite waste, plant pollens and other invaders that escape HVAC filters and collect in ducts. A certified duct cleaner removes the debris, scrubs ductwork and sanitizes the ventilation system.
Who Needs Air Duct Cleaning?
According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, “… contaminants are pulled into the HVAC system and recirculated five to seven times per day, on average.” NADCA says recirculating pollutants and dirty ducts may be especially problematic for residents with asthma, respiratory health issues, environmental allergies or autoimmune conditions. Ask Cool Experts about air duct cleaning for improved health and peace of mind.
Our IAQ specialists also may recommend air duct cleaning and service when homeowners report these situations:
- I recently moved into a newly constructed or pre-owned home.
- I own multiple pets.
- I smoke pipes or cigarettes inside my house.
- My home has moisture problems, which could cause mold to grow inside my ducts.
- My home’s ductwork is leaky, damaged or poorly maintained. I need ductwork repair.
To keep ducts debris-free between cleanings, Cool Experts’ air quality specialists install high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) or medical-grade media filters. These filters trap volatile organic compounds (VOCs), animal dander, pathogens and other particulates before they build up in your ductwork.
IAQ Experts Help You ‘Shelter at Home’ Safely
Pandemic regulations have forced many local companies to close, but county officials have identified the HVAC industry as “essential.” Our Austin-Round Rock AC company continues to provide repairs, maintenance and emergency service throughout the region, and we take this responsibility seriously. Especially in uncertain times, we’re at the top of our game: arriving fast, safeguarding your health and protecting your comfort. To request duct cleaning services as you freshen up your home, call 512.588.1452.
Understandably, the coronavirus pandemic has Greater Austin residents thinking more about indoor air quality. Aside from providing five-star AC services, Cool Experts helps make your home a haven with IAQ evaluations and equipment installation in Cedar Park, TX, and beyond. To book your service, check out our new appointment app.
Rest assured, Cool Experts’ technicians follow all CDC recommendations for social distancing and sanitization protocols. And, whenever possible, we conduct “contact-free” service calls for ultimate peace of mind. Your health and safety will always be our top concern, and we look forward to serving you.