Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air QualityIndoor Air Quality

At Velocity Air Conditioning, we offer indoor air quality services to help you and your family breathe easier. Our indoor air quality specialists can help ensure that your home is circulating clean, healthy air with our air filtration systems and air cleaning solutions.

What is “indoor air quality”

Indoor air quality describes how inside air can affect a person’s health and overall comfort.  It can include temperature, humidity, lack of outside air (poor ventilation), mold and bacteria from water damage, or exposure to toxic chemicals commonly found in our homes.  There are many sources of indoor air pollution found in any home, some include combustion sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood, and tobacco products; building materials and furnishings as diverse as deteriorated, asbestos-containing insulation, wet or damp carpet, and cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood products; products for household cleaning and maintenance, personal care, or hobbies; central heating and cooling systems and humidification devices; and outdoor sources such as radon, pesticides, and outdoor air pollution.

Indoor Air Pollution and Health

Over the last several years, new scientific research has shown that the air within our homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Some studies indicate that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, so for many people, the risks to their health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.

Immediate effects may show up after a single exposure or repeated exposures. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable. Sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person’s exposure to the source of the pollution, if it can be identified. Symptoms of some diseases, including asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and humidifier fever, may also show up soon after exposure to some indoor air pollutants.

Other health effects may show up either years after exposure has occurred or only after long or repeated periods of exposure. These effects, which include some respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer, can be severely debilitating or fatal. It is prudent to try to improve the indoor air quality in your home even if symptoms are not noticeable.

What can you do?

There are many things that you can do to improve the quality of the air in your home.  Here at Velocity Air Conditioning can help you with our knowledge, expertise, and technical know-how.  Here are a few suggestions:

  • Don’t allow smoking indoors.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector.
  • Repair leaks in your home.
  • Clean duct work
  • Get regular and thorough maintenance on your air conditioning and heating system by a licensed and trustworthy contractor.  Have central air handling systems, including furnaces, flues, and chimneys, inspected annually and promptly repair cracks or damaged parts.
  • Ensure that you have proper ventilation in your home, especially in the kitchen and bath
  •  Install an EPA recommended, non-ozone producing air purifying filtration system.

Indoor Air Quality Service From Velocity Air Conditioning

Velocity Air Conditioning will make a thorough inspection of your home’s ventilation and air intake sources. These are the places in your home where air enters and it is of utmost importance that they are as far from possible points of contamination. In order to optimize air quality, the best possible level of ventilation and filtration must be ascertained for your home and established. Velocity will access your home’s air intake and filtration systems and modify them as is necessary to achieve optimal air-flow and maximum pollutant and micron removal.  We can recommend the filtration system and mold and bacteria killing UV lights to go with your new or existing central air conditioning and heating system.

We’ll also check possible air pollutants within your home, like stoves and heating systems, and make adjustment so that that they’re operating at a safe air capacity.

Velocity Air Conditioning is fully licensed and insured and our highly trained professionals are prepared to offer indoor air solutions for your home or office, no matter the size.

Velocity Air offers both residential and commercial services in Clearwater, Tampa, St Petersburg and surrounding areas. Give us a call (727) 265-2300 in Pinellas, (813) 370-0299 in Hillsborough or you can schedule online for all of your heating and cooling needs.