Rolf Griffin Service Experts can make sure your indoor air is clean, healthy and free of pollutants with products like air filtration systems and humidifiers/dehumidifiers.
If you’re tired of low air quality disrupting your sense of comfort, let Rolf Griffin Service Experts identify what products and services will offer the most benefits. We can generate a complete Home Health® Report. You can reduce the risk of illness, respiratory symptoms and even the growth of mold or mildew!
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Indoor air quality refers to pollution in your Central home or business. The concentration of airborne pollutants can be 2–5 times greater than outside. Since most people spend 90% of their time inside and breathe roughly 3,000 gallons of air everyday (according to the American Lung Association), this can eventually lead to problems.
Depending on your specific air quality concerns, solutions include:
Some of the most common sources of pollutants include Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) such as cleaning or personal care products, fuel-burning utilities and kitchen appliances, and particulate matter like dust, pollen and smoke.
Definitely. Pollutants and particulate matter can bring about illnesses and worsen respiratory conditions, especially for children and the elderly. For certain contaminants like carbon monoxide, the effects may even be lethal.
Resolving indoor air quality concerns can result in a host of benefits to your health and well-being, such as:
If you find yourself cleaning every day or coughing constantly, your indoor air may not be as healthy as you would think. According to EPA studies, indoor pollutants can reach concentrations as much as 100 times higher than the air outdoors. You can determine your indoor air quality by scheduling a Home Health® Report consultation with Rolf Griffin Service Experts.
Each home has differing comfort needs, especially if someone in your Central home has allergies, asthma or a weak immune system. You may need a single product like an energy-efficient air filtration system, or multiple. Rolf Griffin Service Experts can help you find the right combination of equipment.
No. HVAC air filters differ in quality and design, and several have exclusive features. We generally advise using the filter your HVAC manufacturer recommends pairing with your system. All filters are assigned MERV ratings on a scale from 1–20. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and can help you identify high-efficiency filters. For most residential needs, a MERV rating of 11 or lower will suffice.
The ideal schedule for cleaning or replacing your air filter relies upon multiple factors, like the filter design and MERV rating as well as the current indoor air quality. For common 1”-3” filters, most brands recommend replacement every 30-90 days. Pets, health conditions and even nearby pollution sources can encourage replacing the filter more often.
Assuming the problem is not your body’s hydration, extremely dry air can irritate your throat and sinuses. Look at installing a whole-home humidifier if you consistently struggle with a dry, itchy throat.
Your HVAC system extracts moisture as it functions, leading to situations where humidity levels fall out of balance. Portable humidifiers can resolve humidity concerns in a single room or small area, but a central humidifier ensures balanced humidity throughout the entire building.
For most people, comfortable humidity levels are between 30-60%. These levels are particularly hard to maintain in the winter, as cold air does not hold onto moisture as well as warm air. What’s more, your furnace displaces moisture by generating hot, dry heat.
The smartest way to determine an appropriate whole-house humidifier is multiplying the total square footage by the height of the ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons of water each hour is needed to balance humidity.
You should also consider your available budget, as a humidifier needs maintenance just like any other mechanical device.
It depends on the model, but whole-house humidifiers average between 1.5 to 12 gallons per day. Needless to say, arid locations will use more water to keep humidity stable.
Scheduled preventive maintenance is often essential for sustainable equipment efficiency, and your humidifier is no different. The humidifier’s reservoir should be frequently drained and cleaned to prevent mold.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas produced by partial fuel combustion, which experts claim is frequently caused by insufficient access to oxygen. Appliances relying on natural gas, charcoal, wood or kerosene are common sources of CO gas, especially if they are not running correctly or have been installed incorrectly. CO is poisonous to the body and is lethal at high levels or extended exposure.
Initial signs such as nausea and tiredness are often mistaken as a result of the flu. But CO gas exposure can develop, oftentimes leading to confusion, organ damage or even death. Other symptoms include:
Yes. Eliminating carbon monoxide should be a top priority because of the risk it poses to your health and well-being. CO gas can be discovered in any Central home or commercial property, making safe ventilation and prevention strategies universally beneficial.
Prevention is the best place to start. A few safety precautions to take include:
If carbon monoxide has been detected, you should immediately vacate the building and alert the fire department and utility provider. If a leak is discovered, you should then contact a trusted HVAC company for repairs.
If an air freshener isn’t doing the trick, there may be microbes or contaminants nearby producing the unpleasant odor. Bacteria and mold are typical sources, but they can be resolved with the sanitation properties of a germicidal UV light. They are particularly effective against odor-producing microorganisms.
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