Breathe In, Breathe Out: How to Manage Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air pollution is a growing concern for many home and business owners. The Environmental Protection Agency, the American Lung Association and numerous other authoritative organizations have identified poor indoor air as a cause or an exacerbating factor in many health issues. These include asthma, lung cancer, respiratory infections, headaches, fatigue, dry eyes and sinus congestion.

While our customers appreciate Brettco’s expertise in installing and maintaining their heating and air conditioning systems, especially our emphasis on energy efficiency and performance, none of that will bring true comfort without clean, healthy air.

Test Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air pollution can be tricky to identify in some cases and obvious in others. For example, if someone in your home smokes or if you have mold that you can also easily see or smell, it’s safe to assume those are contributing factors. At times, the source isn’t so obvious. In those cases we can do a combination of testing and detective work to identify as many likely culprits as possible.

For those with asthma and allergies, the issues may be dust, mold, pet dander, or even scented candles and cleaners. For those with chemical sensitivities or unexplained headaches, we may focus on sources of chemical pollution such as VOCs. However, no matter which solution we recommend and install, reducing or eliminating pollution sources is always the first step.

Minimize Air Pollution in Your Home

On days when the weather is pleasant, don’t underestimate the value of opening the windows to air out your home. We can install state-of-the-art ventilation and filtration for times when Beaumont’s humidity, heat or rainfall make that impractical, but with average temperatures in the 60s and 70s from November through April, there will be plenty of good fresh-air days, too.

Another way to manage indoor air quality is by keeping pet fur, pet dander and dust mites under control. If you have plumbing leaks anywhere, get them repaired immediately and dry out the area to prevent mold from getting a foothold. Take radon and asbestos seriously and follow all prescribed remediation protocols if you are dealing with either of these issues in your home. Finally, consider minimizing the chemical load in your air with environmentally safer paints, construction materials, cleaning supplies and laundry products.

Take Advantage of Professional Expertise

The friendly experts at Brettco Heating and Air Conditioning look forward to helping you manage indoor air quality with a range of solutions designed to target the specific issues you want addressed as well as others that we detect through our skilled evaluation methods. We’ll listen to your concerns and take into account the health issues of your family members as well as your need for value pricing and great financing options. We invite you to contact us anytime to learn more about options to improve your indoor air.