Breathe Cleaner, Healthier Indoor Air with Comfort Masters Service Experts
If you’re fed up with low air quality disrupting your sense of comfort, let Comfort Masters Service Experts identify what products and services will provide the most cost-effective solution. We can generate a complete Home Health® Report. You can reduce the risk of illness, respiratory symptoms and even the growth of mold or mildew!
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Frequently Asked Questions
There’s often a simpler solution to your comfort problem. Maybe you can find the answer you’re looking for in our FAQ below!
What is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?
Indoor air quality refers to pollution in your Wheeling home or company. The concentration of airborne pollutants can be 2–5 times greater than outdoors. Because most people spend 90% of their time inside and breathe roughly 3,000 gallons of air daily (according to the American Lung Association), this can eventually lead to problems.
Depending on your specific air quality challenges, solutions include:
- Air filtration systems capable of trapping 99.97% of particles
- Germicidal UV lights to sterilize microbes like bacteria and mold
- Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers that balance moisture levels
- Ventilation systems to keep air refreshed and flowing smoothly
What brings about indoor air pollution?
Some of the most prevalent sources of pollutants include Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) such as cleaning or personal care products, fuel-burning utilities and home appliances, and particulate matter like dust, pollen and smoke.
Can indoor air be dangerous to your health?
Without A Doubt. Pollutants and particulate matter can expose you to illnesses and worsen respiratory conditions, particularly for children and the elderly. For certain contaminants like carbon monoxide gas, the effects may even be deadly.
What are the health advantages of clean air?
Dealing with indoor air quality concerns can result in a host of benefits to your health and well-being, such as:
- Reduced risk of illness
- Fewer or less-intense asthma/allergy symptoms
- Relieve sinus irritation or sore throats
- Healthier, moisturized skin
How healthy is my indoor air?
If you find yourself cleaning every day or coughing constantly, your indoor air may be to blame. According to EPA studies, indoor pollutants can reach concentrations as much as 100 times higher than the air outdoors. You can find out your indoor air quality by scheduling a Home Health® Report consultation with Comfort Masters Service Experts.
How do I know which indoor air quality product is ideal for me?
Each family has their own perception of home comfort, especially if someone in your Wheeling home has allergies, asthma or a weak immune system. You may need a single product like a high-efficiency air filtration system, or multiple. Comfort Masters Service Experts can assist you in finding the right combination of equipment.
Are all HVAC filters equal?
No. HVAC air filters vary in quality and design, and a few have exclusive features. We generally suggest using the filter your HVAC manufacturer recommends pairing with your system. All filters are assigned MERV ratings on a scale from 1–20. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and can help you identify high-efficiency filters. For most residential needs, a MERV rating of 11 or lower is appropriate.
How regularly should I switch my air filter at home?
The right schedule for cleaning or replacing your air filter is based on multiple factors, like the filter design and MERV rating as well as the current indoor air quality. For conventional 1”-3” filters, most brands advise replacement every 30-90 days. Pets, health conditions and even nearby pollution sources can encourage replacing the filter more often.
- A 1″ pleated air filter must be replaced every 30-60 days.
- A 2″ pleated air filter should be swapped out every 3 months.
- A 3” pleated air filter should be changed every 120 days.
- A 4″ pleated air filter should be exchanged every 6 months.
- A 5” or 6″ pleated air filter ought to be replaced every 9-12 months.
Why is my throat dry when I’m home?
If the condition is not your body’s hydration, excessively dry air can irritate your throat and sinuses. Start thinking about buying a whole-home humidifier if you continuously struggle with a dry, itchy throat.
What are the advantages of a central, whole-home humidifier?
Your HVAC system pulls out moisture as it runs, which results in situations where humidity levels fall out of balance. Portable humidifiers can resolve humidity concerns in a single room or small area, but a central humidifier ensures balanced humidity throughout the entire building.
What is the ideal amount of indoor humidity?
Usually, comfortable humidity levels are between 30-60%. These levels are particularly hard to maintain in the winter, as cold air does not hold onto moisture as well as warm air. What’s more, your furnace displaces moisture by generating hot, dry heat.
How do I select the right humidifier?
The best way to find an appropriate whole-house humidifier is multiplying the total square footage by the height of the ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons of water each hour is needed to balance humidity.
You should also consider your available budget, as a humidifier needs maintenance just like any other mechanical equipment.
How much water does a humidifier use?
That depends entirely on the equipment purchased, but usually whole-house humidifiers average between 1.5 to 12 gallons per day. As you can imagine, dry environments will use more water to keep humidity balanced.
What are essential tasks for whole-home humidifier maintenance?
Regular preventive maintenance is often vital for long-term equipment efficiency, and your humidifier is no different. The humidifier’s reservoir should be routinely drained and cleaned to prevent mold.
What is carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas created by partial fuel combustionwhich, in turn is frequently caused by limited access to oxygen. Appliances relying on natural gas, charcoal, wood or kerosene are common sources of CO gas, especially if they are not running correctly or have been installed incorrectly. CO is poisonous to the body and is lethal at high levels or extended exposure.
What are the effects/symptoms of carbon monoxide?
Initial indicators such as nausea and fatigue are often incorrectly recognized as a result of the flu. But CO gas exposure can advance, possibly leading to confusion, organ damage or even death. Other symptoms include:
- Chest pain
Should I be worried about carbon monoxide in my home?
Yes. Removing carbon monoxide should be a key concern because of the danger it poses to your health and well-being. CO gas can be encountered in any Wheeling home or commercial property, making effective ventilation and prevention techniques universally beneficial.
What can be done to safeguard my home from carbon monoxide?
Prevention is the first place to start. A few safety precautions to take include:
- Don’t let your car idle in the garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours going in the unventilated space of a closed garage. The same is true for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
- Don’t use ovens or grills as sources of heat. These appliances are safe when used right but can make carbon monoxide when used for an extended period in small spaces.
- Never use a gas generator indoors. The fumes will have a much harder time dissipating.
- Have your chimney inspected by a specialist. This ensures chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and are connected appropriately.
- Confirm gas appliances are operating correctly, in particular your heater. You can ensure efficient, safe operation by scheduling routine furnace maintenance with Comfort Masters Service Experts.
If carbon monoxide has been detected, you should immediately vacate the building and alert the fire department and utility provider. If a leak is uncovered, you should then contact a dependable HVAC company for repairs.
How can I get rid of indoor odors?
If an air freshener isn’t doing the trick, there may be microbes or contaminants nearby producing the unpleasant odor. Bacteria and mold are typical sources, but they can be solved with the sanitation properties of a germicidal UV light. They are especially effective against odor-producing microorganisms.