Indoor Air Quality
With today’s tightly sealed, well-insulated homes, indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside. That’s a major cause for concern considering the average person spends about 90% of their time indoors.
If it feels too muggy or dry in your home or family members are frequently getting sick from the flu or cold, your South Bend, IN home, could be suffering from poor indoor air quality. High concentrations of pollutants can be especially detrimental for people who suffer from asthma, allergies, and other respiratory illnesses.
Fortunately, the indoor air quality specialists at Goff Heating & Air Conditioning offer a full line of services to improve indoor air quality, including air filtration products and humidifiers.
Indoor Air Quality Solutions from Goff Heating & Air Conditioning
Choose Goff Heating and Air Conditioning offers the following indoor air quality equipment and solutions for homes in South Bend, IN:
Air Filtration Products
Although HVAC systems come with air filters to capture particulate matter and contaminants, they are not nearly as effective as installing whole-house air filtration products. Whole home air cleaners and air purifiers are effective at removing pet dander, pollen, bacteria, dust mites, and other pollutants that are as small as 0.01 microns – 18,000 times smaller than a pinhead! Goff installs various air purification systems that range from MERV 10-15.
Our Bryant products include:
- EVOLUTION® PERFECT AIR™ PURIFIER FOR FURNACES. These systems have a filter efficiency of MERV 15 and a germicidal rate of 99%.
- PREFERRED™ SERIES AIR PURIFIER. With a germicidal rate of 96% and a MERV 13 rating, this model is highly effective at rendering even the smallest particles useless.
- PREFERRED™ EZ-FLEX FILTRATION SYSTEM. These systems feature a MERV 10 rating.
We also install Totaline and AprilAire air filtration systems.
We also offer Whole House High-Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) filtration systems for people who suffer from severe allergies.
For optimal comfort and protection for your home and family members, indoor humidity levels should be in the 30-50% range. On cold, dry days during the winter, though, humidity levels can plummet well below this mark, leading to comfort and health issues and even damage to your wood flooring and furniture.
If you’re experiencing low humidity, consider installing a Bryant whole-house humidifier. We offer several models of humidifiers that can pump anywhere between 17-34 gallons of water per day into your living spaces.
Aside from improving comfort, and health and protecting wood flooring, adding humidity during the winter can make your home feel warmer, which means you can lower the thermostat without sacrificing comfort. A humidifier will also reduce static electricity that can damage electronics.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
If you’re like most homeowners, you already have smoke detectors installed around your home to protect your family and home from the threat of smoke and fire. However, many homeowners forget about installing carbon monoxide detectors, which are also extremely important.
Carbon monoxide is called the “silent killer” because it’s an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas that can seriously injure or kill people. Some of the sources of CO include fuel-burning appliances such as gas furnaces, gas ranges and ovens, gas water heaters, gas dryers, fireplaces, and wood stoves.
When a CO alarm detects high levels of this deadly gas, it will alert you so you and your family can exit the home and call 911. According to the International Association of Fire Chiefs, CO detectors should be installed on every floor of your home, including the basement, within 10 feet of each bedroom door and over any attached garage.
Local building ordinances require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in your home. If you need to install CO detectors in your South Bend, IN home or need to replace old, ineffective units, the indoor air quality professionals at Goff are here to help.
Thermostats have come a long way in the past several years. If you’re still using an old-fashioned, round-dial model, consider stepping into the future by having Goff Heating & Air Conditioning install a new Wi-Fi, smart or programmable thermostat.
We install several models of thermostats that offer the latest technology for increased energy savings and convenience. All of our thermostats are programmable so you can pre-set the temperature based on the time of day and day of the week for increased energy savings. For example, during the winter, you can pre-set lower temperatures while you’re away at work and higher temperatures in the evening and on the weekend when you’re home.
Our Wi-Fi thermostats, including Bryant Connex and Ecobee, offer the ultimate convenience by allowing you to control your thermostat from your smartphone – from anywhere. We also offer “smart” thermostats that can make automatic adjustments based on your home’s energy use, your personal preferences, and the changing weather. This can save homeowners up to 20% on their heating and cooling costs.
Over time, your home’s ductwork can become contaminated and negatively affect indoor air quality. This can cause health issues such as allergic reactions, breathing difficulties, infections and disease, especially for those who suffer from asthma, allergies and other respiratory illnesses.
Goff Heating & Air Conditioning recommends periodic air duct cleaning services. We’ll inspect your ductwork to look for dirt, debris, mold, moisture and animal droppings and determine whether air duct cleaning is beneficial.
Some of the reasons to consider Goff’s air duct cleaning service include:
- There are elderly family members, young children, or someone who suffers from allergies living in the home.
- You wish to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system as dirty air ducts can restrict airflow keeping systems from working effectively.
- You don’t change furnace filters regularly.
- You’re experiencing musty odors in your home.
- Someone smokes inside.
Contact Goff for Indoor Air Quality Services
Unfortunately, many people suffer health effects including the cold, the flu, and increased allergy symptoms due to poor indoor air quality. In many cases, they don’t even know they have poor IAQ. When you contact Goff Heating & Air Conditioning, we can provide a free in-home consultation to assess your indoor air quality and make suggestions for improving it. To learn more about our solutions or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.