BW/Cook Service Experts can ensure your indoor air is clean, healthy and free of pollutants with equipment like air filtration systems and humidifiers/dehumidifiers.
If you’re tired of low air quality disrupting your sense of comfort, let BW/Cook Service Experts identify what products and services will offer the most benefits. 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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Indoor air quality refers to pollution in your Elkhart home or business. The concentration of airborne pollutants can be 2–5 times greater than outdoors. Considering that 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 issues, solutions include:
Some of the typical sources of pollutants include Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) such as cleaning or personal care products, fuel-burning utilities and appliances, and particulate matter like dust, pollen and smoke.
Without A Doubt. Pollutants and particulate matter can bring about illnesses and worsen respiratory conditions, primarily for children and the elderly. For certain contaminants like carbon monoxide gas, the effects may even be fatal.
Resolving indoor air quality concerns can lead to a host of benefits to your health and well-being, such as:
If you find yourself cleaning every day or coughing constantly, your indoor air may not be as healthy as you would think. According to EPA studies, indoor pollutants can reach concentrations as much as 100 times higher than the air outdoors. You can determine your indoor air quality by arranging a Home Health® Report consultation with BW/Cook Service Experts.
Each home has differing comfort needs, especially if someone in your Elkhart home has allergies, asthma or a weak immune system. You may need a single product like a high-efficiency air filtration system, or multiple. BW/Cook Service Experts can aid you in identifying the right combination of equipment.
No. HVAC air filters differ in quality and design, and several have exclusive features. We generally advise 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 will suffice.
The ideal schedule for cleaning or replacing your air filter relies upon multiple factors, like the filter design and MERV rating as well as the current indoor air quality. For conventional 1”-3” filters, most brands encourage replacement every 30-90 days. Pets, health conditions and even nearby pollution sources can encourage replacing the filter more often.
Presuming the issue is not your body’s hydration, excessively dry air can irritate your throat and sinuses. Look at buying a whole-home humidifier if you continuously struggle with a dry, itchy throat.
Your HVAC system extracts moisture as it functions, leading to 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.
For most people, comfortable humidity levels are between 30-60%. These levels are rather 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.
The smartest way to determine 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.
That depends entirely on the equipment purchased, but usually whole-house humidifiers average between 1.5 to 12 gallons per day. Needless to say, drier environments will use more water to keep humidity in check.
Scheduled preventive maintenance is often vital for sustainable equipment efficiency, and your humidifier is no exception. The humidifier’s reservoir should be regularly drained and cleaned to prevent mold.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas produced by partial fuel combustion, which experts claim is frequently caused by insufficient access to oxygen. Appliances relying on natural gas, charcoal, wood or kerosene are common sources of CO gas, usually if they are not running correctly or have been installed incorrectly. CO is poisonous to the body and is lethal at high levels or long exposure.
Initial indicators such as nausea and tiredness are often wrongly diagnosed as a result of the flu. But CO gas exposure can advance, potentially leading to confusion, organ damage or even death. Other symptoms include:
Yes. Getting rid of carbon monoxide should be a priority because of the danger it poses to your health and well-being. CO gas can be discovered in any Elkhart home or commercial property, making effective ventilation and prevention techniques universally beneficial.
Prevention is the best place to start. A few safety precautions to take include:
If carbon monoxide has been detected, you should immediately vacate the building and alert the fire department and utility provider. If a leak is spotted, you should then contact a trusted HVAC company for repairs.
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.
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