According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, spring allergies can begin as early as February and continue to summer. If you’re one of the 50 million Americans who have allergies, this time of year can be a real trial.
And if you’re particularly sensitive to allergies, the inside of your home is hardly a refuge from symptoms. You see, studies have found that the air inside your home is two to five times more polluted than outside. In some cases, it’s 100 times more polluted!
In addition to heating and cooling services, Roach Energy helps families in the Eastern Panhandle region with their indoor air quality (IAQ). Here’s a rundown of the indoor toxins we combat and the methods we use to help you win the battle against allergies.
Know what’s in the air you breathe.
When you aren’t paying attention to the air quality in your home, the following toxins can circulate through your ductwork and into your living spaces:
dirt and debris
other volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
In the spring and summer, these year-round pollutants combine with the seasonal tree, grass, weed and ragweed pollens.
What does this mean for your home and family? These airborne impurities will send your allergies into overdrive, plus they worsen asthma and other respiratory illnesses. On top of this, you can expect dry, itchy skin, damage to your home’s finishes and more significant dust buildup.
Luckily, the IAQ team at Roach Energy can help improve the air in your home.
IAQ solutions from Roach Energy
We are fortunate to live in a time when homeowners have multiple options to make their indoor air cleaner and healthier. Here are some of the IAQ solutions that we offer.
Air filtration systems
Most forced-air HVAC systems come with low-cost air filters that allow many toxins to pass through your ducts. We install filtration systems with high MERV ratings. They can catch minuscule airborne particles before they reach your rooms.
A whole-house air purifier is an effective way to clean the air in your home. These products work with many different state-of-the-art technologies. Some use HEPA filters, while others use UV light or ionization to clean every cubic inch of your HVAC system’s circulated air.
Increasing the humidity in your home can make breathing easier for children and adults with respiratory issues. It also makes your home feel more comfortable. We install whole-house humidifiers that go right in your ductwork.
We can also install a dehumidifying product if your home’s air contains too much humidity.
Aprilaire Healthy Air App
Pulling all these IAQ solutions together is the Aprilaire Healthy Air App. It monitors your home’s IAQ and connects to the products you’ve installed. You can control your home’s temperature, humidity and air quality right from your phone!
All of these products can ensure that you’ll breathe easier at home and beat allergies all year round.