Residential Air Quality
Residential Air Quality Services in Portland
Residential air quality refers to the quality of air within a home, particularly as it relates to the health and comfort of its occupants. With residents in the Portland metro area spending nearly 90 percent of their time indoors, optimal air levels are crucial. Maintaining good indoor air quality (IAQ) in your dwelling will minimize respiratory ailments and keep everyone in your house healthy and comfortable. At AAA Heating and Cooling, we make it easy for homeowners to control common residential air pollutants and provide IAQ solutions tailored to your unique needs.
Common Residential Air Quality Issues
Some of the most common residential indoor air quality issues can be easily detected. Signs of pollutant levels in your household may require the attention of an expert HVAC specialist. The air in your home may be unhealthy if you notice:
- People feel sick when inside your home with eliminated symptoms upon leaving
- Residents experiencing increased allergies
- Excessive dust
- High humidity levels
- Growth of mold or mildew
- Unexplained odors
- Visible particles blowing out of your vents
If you have HVAC equipment or an air quality system in your home and believe pollution levels are higher than they should be, call AAA Heating and Cooling at (503) 284-2173 or schedule an inspection online. A trained air quality specialist will examine your equipment and alert you to any issues that require repair or maintenance.
The Importance of Residential Air Quality
HVAC systems are susceptible to collecting a variety of contaminants that impact air quality. Indoor air pollutants include dust, pollen, mold, fungi, bacteria, smoke, carbon monoxide, asbestos, volatile organic compounds, chemicals, gases, and common allergens. Prolonged exposure to these pollutants can lead to symptoms including:
- Irritated eyes, nose, and throat
The symptoms of a reaction to indoor air pollutants are similar to those of allergies, a cold, or the flu. It’s crucial for homeowners to get their indoor air quality checked as long-term health effects are possible and may be life-threatening.
Repair & Maintenance for Air Quality Systems
AAA Heating and Cooling offers repair and maintenance services, including certified air duct testing and sealing. We can evaluate the IAQ in your Portland home and provide expert recommendations for improving your household air.
We recommend residential duct cleaning to reduce the amount of dust, mold, and allergens in your home. It’s also a good idea to change the air filter in your HVAC system once a month. Air filtration systems have different filter replacement requirements depending on the unit type. Keep the warranty for your HVAC equipment and schedule yearly maintenance and air quality checks.
Types of Indoor Air Quality Systems from AAA Heating and Cooling
A residential IAQ system will help to keep your family comfortable, safe, and healthy year-round. AAA Heating and Cooling offers a variety of solutions to control, dilute and eliminate pollutants in your home including:
- Air purification systems designed to remove a large percentage of mold, pollen, dust, and other allergens
- Long-lasting residential indoor air filters that effectively trap and remove airborne contaminants
- Humidifiers that help keep viruses at bay
- Dehumidifiers designed to eliminate excess moisture and prevent mold growth
- Indoor air ventilation systems that produce fresh air and manage IAQ year-round
- Systems that continuously monitor outdoor temperatures and indoor humidity to ensure appropriate humidity levels in the home
The AAA Difference with Residential Indoor Air Quality
AAA Heating and Cooling is dedicated to helping our residential clients create indoor environments that are healthy for every member of the household. When you contact one of our air quality specialists regarding your residential IAQ, you’ll discover ways to promote health and comfort in your home, reduce your family’s energy consumption, and qualify for tax credits. With locations in Portland and Beaverton, we are a top residential HVAC resource in the region. Contact AAA Heating and Cooling today and tell us how we can help you breathe easier.