Indoor air quality (IAQ) can have an important impact on your health as indoor air can be 5x more polluted than outside air. Your air ducts and heating and cooling equipment could be housing and spreading bacteria, virus, mold, dust mites, pet dander and more. But don't panic. Baxter Comfort Solutions has the solutions to make you home's air safer and healthier. Call us today at 641.328.8708 to schedule an appointment to discuss which solutions will best fit your home.
You may not realize it, but the air moving through your house is filled with numerous particles—and many of them aren’t ones you want to be breathing. Unfortunately, there’s little opportunity for these unwanted pollutants to escape from your house because of the heavy insulation that seals its interior from the outside temperatures. Because many of these contaminants come from sources inside your home (cleaning products, construction material) it’s difficult, even with some airflow through the house, to maintain healthy and pleasant air quality unless you have help from professionals.
Baxter Comfort Solutions is a company in Baxter, IA that can improve your household air quality. We offer a number of services and installations to get rid of harmful airborne contaminants and balance humidity levels. Contact us to find out more about what we can do for your house. We serve the entire “golden circle” between Ames, Des Moines, Newton, and Marshalltown.
The two most useful tools for cleaning the air in a house are air filters and electronic air purifiers. Filters use a weave of fibers, usually made of fiberglass or polyester, to trap particles that move through them. If a filter is accurately fit with a home’s HVAC system, it can clean out more than 98% of larger pollutants, including dust, dust mites, lint, and dander. To combat smaller particles, a filter can be paired with an electronic air purifier. Most purifiers use ionization to remove pollutants like chemicals, smoke, and odor molecules. Purifiers that use UV lights are effective against bacteria, mold, and other microorganisms. Our professionals will help you determine the type of air quality systems necessary to boost your indoor air quality.
Extremes in relative humidity are problems for comfort and health in a residence. When the air is too humid, it makes heat harder to bear and encourages the growth of harmful molds. When the air is too dry, it adds an uncomfortable edge to cooler temperatures and weakens immune systems so illnesses spread rapidly. And both conditions can contribute to damage to surfaces. To combat either problem requires that professionals install a whole–house humidifier or dehumidifier to bring relative humidity into the middle range (between 30% and 50%). You can count on us to properly integrate one (or both) into your HVAC system so you can always enjoy the ideal humidity balance in your house.
In addition to working with filters, purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers, we also install heat and energy recovery ventilators. These devices are a way to bring fresh air into your home without having a negative impact on the efficiency of the heating or air conditioning system.
If you feel a bit confused about what might be best for your household air quality, you don’t need to worry: it’s our job to discover what’s harming your air and target it with the correct installation. Talk to our indoor air quality professionals at Baxter Comfort Solutions today and arrange for service in Baxter, IA or the surrounding areas.