Strogen's Service Experts can ensure your indoor air is fresh, healthy and free of pollutants with solutions like air filtration systems and humidifiers/dehumidifiers.
If you’re fed up with low air quality disrupting your sense of comfort, let Strogen's 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 Rochester home or business. The concentration of airborne pollutants can be 2–5 times greater than in the open air. Since most people spend 90% of their time inside and breathe roughly 3,000 gallons of air everyday (according to the American Lung Association), this can eventually lead to problems.
Depending on your specific air quality concerns, solutions include:
Some of the most prevalent 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.
Definitely. Pollutants and particulate matter can promote illnesses and worsen respiratory conditions, particularly for children and the elderly. For certain contaminants like carbon monoxide, the effects may even be fatal.
Dealing with indoor air quality concerns can result in 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. Based on EPA studies, indoor pollutants can reach concentrations as much as 100 times higher than the air outdoors. You can figure out your indoor air quality by scheduling a Home Health® Report consultation with Strogen's Service Experts.
Each home has differing comfort needs, especially if someone in your Rochester home has allergies, asthma or a weak immune system. You may need a single product like an energy-efficient air filtration system, or multiple. Strogen's Service Experts can assist you in finding the right combination of equipment.
No. HVAC air filters vary in quality and design, and some 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. In most North American homes, a MERV rating of 11 or lower will suffice.
The right schedule for cleaning or replacing your air filter depends on multiple factors, like the filter design and MERV rating as well as the current indoor air quality. For standard 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 condition is not your body’s hydration, excessively dry air can irritate your throat and sinuses. Look at getting a whole-home humidifier if you persistently struggle with a dry, itchy throat.
Your HVAC system pulls out moisture as it runs, 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.
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.
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.
It depends on the model, but whole-house humidifiers average between 1.5 to 12 gallons per day. Obviously, dry locations will use more water to keep humidity in check.
Routine preventive maintenance is often vital for lasting 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 created by partial fuel combustionwhich, in turn is frequently caused by insufficient 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 prolonged exposure.
Initial signs such as nausea and exhaustion are often incorrectly recognized as a result of the flu. But CO gas exposure can develop, potentially leading to confusion, organ damage or even death. Other symptoms include:
Yes. Getting rid of carbon monoxide should be a key concern because of the danger it poses to your health and well-being. CO gas can be discovered in any Rochester home or commercial property, making effective ventilation and prevention tactics universally beneficial.
Prevention is the first 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 common sources, but they can be fixed with the sanitation properties of a germicidal UV light. They are really effective against odor-producing microorganisms.
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