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Improve Your Birmingham, AL Indoor Air Quality
When you hear the term indoor air quality, you probably think first about the temperature of your home. This is, of course, an important part of maintaining good air quality in your home. You’ll want to ensure you have effective and efficient HVAC systems in place to keep you comfortable all year long, but this is just the beginning. Even with these systems, your indoor air quality can actually be worse than that of the air quality outdoors in Birmingham, AL.
This is due in part to how homes are constructed nowadays—trapping contaminants, allergens, and even humidity in your home. Fortunately, Gas Engineers is here with the right indoor air quality products and services to recover and maintain the comfort and health of your household. Contact our team today! We’re Birmingham-owned since 1959.
Comprehensive Indoor Air Quality Products and Services
Gas Engineers installs and services a number of different air quality systems. You may find that your home will benefit greatly from one or more of the products we offer. But what are your options?
- Air Filtration Systems: The simplest way to explain an air filtration system is that it’s a fiber mesh stretched across a frame and installed in the ductwork of your home to prevent the passing of contaminants. This is different and separate from the air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system—this air filter is designed to protect the inside components of your system and not the quality of your indoor air. Our Birmingham, AL team installs filters of all sizes (including odd sizes) and of all types, including Spacegard replacement filters, comb filters, and the Door Filter™. Contact us today to learn more!
- Air Purifiers: The most common type of air purifier seen in homes is the ionic air cleaner, which ionizes the air to create a negative or positive charge in larger particles moving through your ductwork. The charged particles are drawn down to a set of metal plates, where they are trapped. This is not the only option, though. The UV air purifier, also referred to as UV lights, effectively eliminates biological contaminants from within your ductwork.
- Dehumidifiers and Humidifiers: You may be surprised by just how much humidity levels can impact the comfort and health of your family. If there’s too much ambient moisture in the air, your home may start developing mold and mildew, which is unhealthy and damaging to your property. Too little humidity, however, is just as detrimental.
Benefits of High–Efficiency, Electronic Air Cleaner Installation
As we mentioned, the air filter that comes standard with your HVAC system is not there to protect your indoor air quality, but rather the inside components of the home comfort system. This is necessary, and it’s important that you change this filter every 1–3 months to prevent contaminants from restricting airflow and hurting your air conditioner or heater. However, for truly optimal indoor air quality, you’ll want to consider a high–efficiency electronic air cleaner installation.
Electronic air cleaners utilize static electricity to pull particles into a collector, where they can be cleaned off. While they’re more expensive than mechanical filters, they’re far more effective in most cases. High–efficiency electronic air cleaners are best for homes with significant allergens, household members with allergies or asthma, or homes with a high level of dust. Contact us today to learn if this is a good option for you.
Schedule Carbon Monoxide Testing
Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of the combustion process that your gas powered heater goes through. In very low levels, carbon monoxide may not cause any harm. However, a carbon monoxide leak releases a dangerous level of this gas into your living space, and can be detrimental to the health and safety of your family.
Carbon monoxide testing is recommended for any home in the Birmingham, AL area that has gas–powered appliances installed within it. Reach out to our team for any questions you might have about your carbon monoxide risks.