Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air QualityEnergy efficiency has led to tighter and more efficient homes.  Insulation, weather stripping, caulking and other measures prevent the loss of conditioned air. However, these energy efficiency measures are simultaneously trapping contaminated air and breathing polluted air can have a significant impact on the health of your family.  Fifty percent of illnesses are either directly caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air, and more and more attention has been given to Indoor Air Quality.

In the last twenty years, the growing number of asthma sufferers in the US, especially among infants and children, has prompted a rise in air quality solutions.  The US EPA has ranked indoor air pollution as “a high priority public health risk.”  Unfortunately, it is virtually impossible to eliminate every source of air contamination within the home.  The typical six-room house accumulates forty pounds of dust each year.   Pet dander, dust mites, mold, fungi, bacteria, viruses, chemicals, fumes, and other allergens are all common problems, and while there are certainly ways to reduce pollutants, how do you take proactive measures when you don’t know what you’re up against?

The comfort specialists from Henry Smith Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can help you identify what is affecting your Indoor Air Quality and determine the right solution.

AirAdvice is the ultimate guide to understanding your home environment.  AirAdvice utilizes unique technology that analyzes Indoor Air Quality in your home, 24 hours a day, taking seven different readings every single minute.  The professionals from Henry Smith Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will place the monitor near the main living area of your home, or set up multiple units in locations around your home, to measure the air you’re breathing under normal living conditions.  The AirAdvice unit will remain in your home 24 to 48 hours for a comprehensive sampling of the environment.

The monitor is completely silent, but looks at dust particles, chemicals, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, humidity, temperature and radon.   The AirAdvice analysis identifies key issues that can compromise your family’s health, comfort and safety, generating an easy-to-read detailed report of the findings.  This report allows you to take a careful look at the health of your home.  If the report uncovers problems with Indoor Air Quality, the certified technicians form Henry Smith Plumbing, Heating & Cooling will help you understand the findings and suggest ways to resolve these difficulties.

Henry Smith Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is a locally owned and operated business, and we recognize the importance of a healthy home.  With the same commitment to cost-effective and rewarding comfort solutions we’ve upheld for over sixty years, our licensed technicians will work with you to uncover the true causes of your indoor environment problems and determine the most practical and beneficial means of creating a clean, healthy and enjoyable home.