One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating not only helps to install heating and AC and perform emergency repairs, but we also provide air quality assessments and recommendations to improve air quality. We also offer remediation through the use of dehumidifiers and humidifiers to ensure your Fort Worth, TX, home is creating the best environment for you and your family to live in.
If, in winter, there’s dry air in your home that is causing breathing or skin issues, a humidifier can improve your home’s air quality. During the winter heating season, when cold weather reduces the amount of moisture that air holds, you’ll experience lower humidity levels. Powerful home furnaces used to heat homes in winter can result in additional dehumidification, that you may not even have considered. In the summer, the weather is naturally quite hot and humid in Fort Worth, TX, so you must be prepared.
Relative humidity levels in homes are optimal when between 30 and 50 percent, so if we find that standards are higher or lower than expected, we’ll recommend improvements to your HVAC that will make things more comfortable for you.
Poor air quality is detrimental to your health. While you may know that breathing polluted air while outdoors, e.g., cigarette smoke, smog, and gas fumes, can have a detrimental effect, maybe you haven’t considered what’s affecting your indoor air quality. Your home is meant to be your sanctuary, so you must identify and deal with indoor air quality pollutants to make your home as comfortable as possible.
An indoor air quality assessment is a measurement of how many pollutants are present in your home. Improper maintenance of heating and AC and lack of enough heating or ventilation can add contaminants to the mix that really shouldn’t be there.
How We Can Help to Maximize Your Air Quality
The first step is to identify if you’re experiencing any symptoms that are an indicator of poor air quality. Some signs might be obvious, like if you can smell exhaust fumes inside your home if odors tend to linger, or if family members that suffer from respiratory issues such as asthma are suffering more often in your home. Other symptoms like consistently colder or warmer rooms in your home caused by inefficient HVAC, or persistent drafts, you may not immediately link to air quality. If you’ve noticed any of these symptoms, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating technicians offer comprehensive indoor air quality services that will be able to help you.
We can arrange for an indoor air quality test to analyze your home. We’ll schedule a suitable time for an indoor air quality testing appointment and send a certified technician to your home. During the test, we’ll measure the levels of various pollutants in the air. If your home is found to suffer from poor air quality, we’ll try to identify the causes, help you to create improvement goals, and explain a full range of improvement options available to you.
The best way to meet goals and improve your indoor air quality if it’s really poor is through the use of devices such as air purifiers and air cleaners. We can provide standalone options or units that you can integrate into your current heating and AC system. Some of our more popular installations are humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and new ventilation systems. We can also provide heating and AC repairs and maintenance, including tune-ups to your existing system, to maximize the quality of the air filtered through your home.
How Maintenance of Heating and AC Helps You!
Maintaining your heating and AC is paramount for ensuring decent air quality inside your Fort Worth, TX home. If you have a slab leak that leads to standing water underneath your home, this becomes a breeding ground for mold that can eventually ruin the air quality inside your home. More importantly, there are little things that you can do inside your home that help to reduce the likelihood of mildew in your home.
Mildew grows on organic matter and affects wood, walls, and wallpaper. It can appear in any room of the home that does not have adequate ventilation. During damp winters, if your heater is running full blast and you don’t open any windows or vents, mildew can start to build. During warmer months, humidity can increase the growth of mildew exponentially, dramatically reducing air quality alongside creating unsightly patches on your walls and woodwork. Mold and mildew develop spores that can travel through the air, causing particular issues for people who have asthma and other lung disorders. Following these easy steps can help to reduce the potential for mold and mildew that will degrade the air quality in your home:
- Fix heating and AC leaks as soon as possible
- Routinely clean and dry your fabrics
- Use fans, dehumidifiers, and open windows to reduce moisture
- Store items in dry, well-ventilated areas
- Dry wet areas, such as carpet spills and rainwater seepage quickly
- Clean or repair roof gutters
- Monitor humidity
- Improve airflow around your home
You can count on One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating to do our best to make your home a sanctuary from extreme weather and air pollution. If you’re concerned that the air in your home is not as clean as it could be, working with NATE-certified technicians ensures you’ll get the information and services that you need in order to improve and maintain excellent air quality. We’ll provide a comprehensive assessment and thorough maintenance of the heating and AC systems in your Fort Worth, TX home to ensure your home meets its target.
If you’re looking to make a service call to assess your air quality, want us to service your existing equipment, or provide professional advice, we’ll work with you to stay within your budget while providing the best possible service. We can provide the installation of a new system that will improve the efficiency of your heating and AC, as well as target air quality improvement inside your home.