Many homeowners don’t realize the importance of good indoor air quality (IAQ). A common misconception is that indoor air is cleaner than outdoor air.
In fact, the opposite is usually true! High concentrations of chemicals, odors, mold, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pet dander, and dust often result in highly polluted indoor air, which is often two to five times worse than outdoor air.
Learn more about the importance of IAQ. Then, call Penguin Air, Plumbing & Electrical at (480) 747-6800 to arrange indoor air quality services in Phoenix or Tucson.
Why Indoor Air Quality Matters
You probably spend 90 percent of your time indoors, especially on scorching summer days in Arizona. If the air inside is polluted, it could have a significant impact on your health and comfort.
Here are some signs that your home has poor indoor air quality:
- Health problems: Exposure to excessive indoor pollutants can cause fatigue, headaches, dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, sneezing, coughing, and heightened allergy and asthma symptoms. If these health problems occur at home, but not elsewhere, explore the indoor air quality services from Penguin Air to help alleviate your symptoms.
- Excessive dust: Many people think their homes get dusty from outside air, the evidence in your air registers might suggest otherwise. If dust collects quickly on the grilles, this is a sign that the air ducts themselves are the source of dust in your home.
- Lingering odors: When you step in the front door, do you immediately notice a stuffy, musty, or chemical odor? The smell isn’t just uninviting—it could also be bad for your health.
- Low humidity: Dry air is a common problem in Arizona. Bacteria, viruses, and dust mites thrive in dry conditions, which can make you sick or exacerbate your allergies and asthma. Other symptoms of low humidity include itchy skin, brittle hair, dry throat, and static shock.
Duct Sealing & Cleaning
You might assume your air ducts are built tightly, but ductwork leaks are incredibly common. Not only does this waste energy by allowing heated and cooled air to escape into unconditioned spaces, but it also allows attic dust, insulation fibers, dirt, and other debris to hitch a ride into the living space. Duct sealing services from Penguin Air can put a stop to this, improving indoor air quality in the process.
Duct cleaning is also important for removing trapped dust, cobwebs, mold, grime, and other contaminants. When your air ducts are clean, you avoid blowing pollution around your home every time the furnace or air conditioner runs. Our technicians are qualified to clean your ductwork safely, quickly, and thoroughly.
HVAC maintenance is another important part of promoting good indoor air quality. To schedule this and other IAQ services in Phoenix and Tucson, please call Penguin Air at (480) 747-6800.
Arizona is one of the driest states in the country. Low indoor humidity is most common in the winter because cool air can’t hold as much moisture. By adding a humidifier to your home with help from Penguin Air, you can keep your home at the ideal 30 to 50 percent relative humidity for maximum comfort and improved air quality.
Air Filtration & Purification
Your HVAC system may be a source of indoor air pollution, but with the proper air filtration and purification measures, the ductwork can become a place to clean the air in your entire home. Penguin Air installs numerous whole-house air-cleaning solutions, including:
- Air filters
- Air cleaners
- Air purifiers
- UV germicidal lights
Schedule Indoor Air Quality Services in Phoenix & Tucson, AZ
At Penguin Air, we are committed to the health and comfort of you and your family. With our indoor air quality solutions, you can enjoy clean, contaminant-free air to help you breathe easy.
Please call us today at (480) 747-6800 for a free indoor air quality service estimate. We offer a price-match guarantee to ensure you get the best deal by working with us!