Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality Services In Joliet & SW Chicago Suburbs

Nearly two-thirds of indoor air quality (IAQ) problems involve the HVAC system. Poor IAQ has been known to either cause or aggravate 50 percent of all respiratory illnesses, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

 

You Can Take Around 22,000 Breaths A Day.

While no indoor air purifier removes all contaminates, you can target some. We recommend you begin by maintaining your furnace and ac system with regular maintenance.  Your HVAC circulates the air you breath. Cleaning, tuning and inspecting system operations, including replacing dirty air filters, helps prevent your equipment from recirculating contaminates. And if you have not cleaned your air ducts open a vent and wipe inside with a clean wet paper towel. What do you find?.

Next consider the health benefits of a whole building ventilation, air purifier and humidifier.

Contact PDM for free advice.

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How do I know if my Joilet home has bad indoor air quality?

You can tell if your home in Joliet has poor indoor air quality a few different ways:

  • Do you have health symptoms only while inside your home, but when you leave, they disappear?
  • Do you see evidence of mold or dust in your vents or on your unit?

There are indoor air quality audits that can be performed on the quality of air inside your home. They measure humidity, pollutants, allergens and other contaminants that could be present in your home’s air.

For help identifying air quality issues, contact PDM today to learn more!

How often should I change the air filters in my home near Joliet IL?

When it comes to how often you should change the air filters in your home near Joliet IL, there are a few guidelines you can follow:

  • Replace every 20 - 45 days if you have more than one pet or suffer from allergies.
  • Replace every 60 days if you have one pet.
  • Replace every 90 days if you have no pets.
  • Replace every 6 - 12 months if it is a vacation home that is not occupied often.

It’s also important to follow the guidelines put into place by the air filter manufacturer. For more information we are here to help. Call PDM today!

What causes poor indoor air quality?

Poor air quality in a home is caused by a number of things:

  • Cleaning Supplies - Volatile Organic Compounds and fragrances are in many products sprayed around our home, including cleaning supplies. These chemicals will circulate in the air and throughout a home as soon as they are sprayed. Look for low VOCs in cleansers and other home products.
  • Poor Ventilation - A heating and cooling system should circulate outdoor air inside regularly. If your HVAC system is not working properly or the airflow is clogged, your home might not have the right air circulation and pollutants can get trapped inside.
  • Mold & Mildew - When there is too much moisture in the air, mold and mildew can form, which can be harmful to your health.
  • Life - Pets, dirt, dust, paint, candles and pollen can all cause the indoor air quality in our homes to go down.

What's Lurking In Your Air?

Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of infections, lung cancer and chronic lung diseases such as asthma according to the American Lung Association.

The air in your home or business typically doesn't circulate very much, which can cause the buildup of contaminants.

 

What Makes Indoor Air Quality Unhealthy?

  • Bacteria, viruses - through the air or from direct or indirect contact with an infected individual. Understanding viruses video.
  • Cleaning supplies - can irritate the eyes or throat, or cause headaches and other health problems
  • Cockroaches, pet dander - can make asthma worse and cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive
  • Duct mites and dust allergy - inhaling proteins in dust that comes from dust mite feces, urine or decaying bodies.
  • Particulate matter - tiny pieces of dust, dirt, soot, smoke, droplets of liquid and other pollutants
  • Volatile organic compound - can irritate the eyes, nose and throat, cause difficulty breathing and nausea, and can damage the central nervous system and other organs.
  • When mold has spread throughout a building, occupants may notice unpleasant odors and experience a variety of health problems, such as headaches, breathing difficulties, skin irritation, allergic reactions and aggravation of asthma symptoms.

When these accumulate, they can start to cause symptoms such as headaches and difficulty breathing, particularly in people with conditions such as asthma and allergies. It’s important to look after the health of your household - PDM air filtering can help.

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Solutions For Your Indoor Air

Keep your air quality safe and save energy with products that keep your home systems running cleaner and greener. By addressing your indoor air purifier quality, greater energy savings can be achieved, pollutant and germ exposure issues can be lessened, and your health can be improved.

 

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Solutions

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Nothing is more important to us than your health and happiness and we are always glad to give input on what products would best suit your home's individual needs. When you are in need of reliable air quality solutions, you can count on us to exceed your expectations.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Call 815-390-7095  and we'll be glad to help!

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