Enhance Your House's Indoor Air Quality in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

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Newer houses are well sealed and insulated. While this assists with a home being energy efficient, a lack of outdoor air, indoor contaminants and continuous recirculation can cause challenges.

Don’t stress, though, because O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning can help you have an energy-efficient space that’s also comfortable. Our services involve an air quality audit, air duct cleaning and products that work to improve indoor air quality in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

Reach us at 610-257-7035 now to get started bettering your indoor air.


Warnings Your Residence Has Bad Indoor Air Quality

Would you consider your home healthy? It may not be as good as you would imagine. Pollution can be two to five times worse indoors than outside, stated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Indoor air contaminants floating through your home’s air could result in headaches and allergy outbreaks. And mold and mildew pose a potential health risk.

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Health Problems

Even though health problems might be the result of other things, they may be an indicator your house has indoor air quality (IAQ) trouble. This is likely accurate if you feel better when you’re away from home.

  • Itchy eyes, nose, throat or skin
  • Headaches and sinus issues
  • Lethargic
  • Allergies or asthma issues that are worse than normal
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Faintness or feeling sick to your stomach
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Environmental Problems

A timeworn heating and cooling machine could be a contributing cause in indoor air quality problems, usually if the HVAC system appears to be struggling to clean air, control humidity or keep temperatures consistent.

Here are further signals you may need to improve your indoor air:

  • Increase in static or mold growth
  • Unwarranted dirt
  • Musty scents

How Can I Prevent Indoor Air Quality Troubles?

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Preventing indoor air quality troubles can be relatively easy with these 10 ideas:

  1. Book an indoor air quality audit with O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning. Our experts will test spots that affect air quality, including humidity, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Then we’ll walk you through problems we find and the steps to improve them.
  2. Clean regularly to control dust mites, which can intensify allergies and asthma.
  3. Keep your home free of secondhand smoke.
  4. Consider a whole-home filtration system to remove odors, instead of hiding them with air fresheners or scented candles. These pollutants contain compounds that can result in or irritate respiratory symptoms.
  5. Vent appliances that burn gas, including stoves and water heaters, to the exterior of the home.
  6. Keep your home’s humidity levels maintained with a humidifier or dehumidifier, depending on what meets your home comfort needs. Set humidity under 50% to impede mold and mildew presence.
  7. Test your house for radon. Ongoing exposure to this non-colored, hazardous gas is the number one cause of lung cancer among people who don’t smoke, the EPA says. You can shop for a radon test kit online or reach out to your state radon program for information on discounted or free kits.
  8. Install a ventilation system to substitute polluted indoor air with healthier outside air.
  9. Buy green cleaning and painting supplies that are limited in or free of VOCs. Heightened amounts of VOCs can increase symptoms for occupants with respiratory disorders.
  10. Make sure to set carbon monoxide monitors by bedrooms.


Benefit from Breathing Cleaner Air Today with O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning

With a full list of certified pros and indoor air quality products, O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning is ready to help your household breathe more easy. Call us at 610-257-7035 or contact us online right away to make an appointment.


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