The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in Fredericksburg and Nearby Communities

The air inside a home or other building can be more polluted than the air outside – even 100 times more! Indoor air pollution can cause throat irritation, headaches and sinus problems and can trigger asthma and allergies. Have the experts with Robert B. Payne, Inc. help make your inside air fresh and healthy for everyone.

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What Causes Indoor Air Pollution?

There are dozens of microscopic substances that fill the air we breathe. Many indoor air pollutants are also found outdoors, but due to natural air circulation these pollutants behave differently. The air circulation that would naturally take place is altered due to the insulating properties of doors, windows and walls. As a result, you will likely need the quality of your air filtration improved.

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Enhance your indoor air quality by keeping your home well-ventilated. Open windows regularly to allow fresh air to circulate and remove pollutants. Additionally, consider investing in air purifiers or plants that naturally filter the air. Regularly clean and vacuum your living space to minimize dust and allergens. Lastly, maintain proper humidity levels to prevent mold growth. By taking these simple steps, you can create a healthier and more comfortable living environment for you and your family. For professional indoor air quality services in Fredericksburg, VA, contact us today.
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Once pollutants are trapped indoors their concentration can skyrocket, thus causing the problems described above. Common indoor air pollutants include:

  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Bacteria
  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Animal dander
  • Dead skin cells

Poor indoor air quality is frequently a combination of the polluting substances themselves and a lack of healthy air circulation. Both of these factors have to be addressed in order to improve overall air quality. We care about the health and well-being of our customers; by combating indoor air pollution, the associates at Robert B. Payne, Inc. can improve community health one building at a time.

How We Can Help You

Please take a moment to ask yourself the following question about your home:

  • Is your indoor air stale or stuffy?
  • Are rooms difficult to heat or cool effectively?
  • Do you have high utility bills?
  • Are there drafts?
  • Is anyone inside the home suffering from asthma or allergies?
  • Has recent remodeling or renovation taken place on the property?
  • Does dust appear on surfaces soon after removal?

Indoor Air Quality

Clean indoor air is essential for a comfortable and healthy home. It’s easy to forget about the air we breathe. It’s such a simple matter, and yet so very necessary to our way of life. We cannot see air, though. As such, it’s an afterthought. Once an illness sets in, however, the air we’re breathing becomes far more critical.

If you notice your air ducts are dirty, or the filter has yet to be changed this month, you need to perform maintenance. Changing out your air filter will improve the quality of your breathing air significantly.

If you are concerned with the indoor air quality of your home, ActivePure® Technology is something you might want to consider installing. This technology is more than just an air purification system which eliminates odors and reduces dust. It also goes the extra mile by destroying contaminants in the air and on the surfaces inside your home.

Give us a call to discuss how this system can increase the indoor air quality of your home and increase the comfort of you and your family.

How do I choose an indoor air quality system?

When it comes to choosing the right indoor air quality system for your needs, you need to take into consideration the current quality of your air, the needs of the entire building, and the overall characteristics of the building itself.

For commercial structures, the volume of fumes being created through work processes will play a major role in selecting an indoor air quality system. For example, industrial processes will produce large quantities of dust particles, while welding may produce fumes. These fumes will rise, and heavier dust will return to the air, lowering the overall quality.

Depending on your needs, an indoor air quality system can remove pollen, bacteria, molds, carbon dioxide, contaminates, and dirt from the air. For many, ventilation will make a huge difference. Proper ventilation is essential to improving air quality indoors and reducing environmental risks for those living or working in the immediate area.

How do I know if I have an indoor air quality problem?

There are a few signs to watch for to discover whether or not you may have an indoor air quality problem at home or work. For example, if you are worried about the air quality at home, the common signs to watch for will be feeling sick at home but feeling better when you are away. If you notice extra dirt or mold around your heating and cooling units, these are sure signs of an air quality problem. Dirt and mold sometimes come with an odor in the air that doesn’t seem to dissipate easily.

Alternatively, if the air in your home does not appear to be circulating efficiently throughout each room, there is an issue with your heating or cooling system that a professional needs to examine as soon as possible. While inspecting the system, a professional will keep an eye out for any other signs that could be harmful to your health.

Contact Robert B. Payne, Inc. Today!

We specialize in improving the indoor air quality of homes and businesses in the Fredericksburg area. Give us a call toll free at 540-373-5876 to schedule an assessment or use our convenient online contact form.