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WHAT IS AIR QUALITY?

Air Quality - The composition of air in terms of how much air pollution it contains.

There are two kinds, Indoor Air Quality and Outdoor Air Quality.

WHAT IS AIR POLLUTION?

Air Pollution – The presence of one or more contaminants or combinations of contaminants in air in such quantities and of such durations as may be or tend to be injurious to human, animal or plant life, or property, or which unreasonably interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property or conduct of business.

Breathing Out Door Air Pollution can make you feel bad or even make you sick.

ABOUT OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY

Outdoor air quality

In the Fort Worth area, we generally have good air quality, except when our air is filled with airborne contaminants. Then, we easily recognize the impact of outdoor air pollution when our seasonal allergies respond to the airborne pollen that fills the air. It becomes allergy season here in Ft. Worth and every surrounding community. If we’re outside, we suffer the allergies or we take allergy pills or get allergy shots that we hope relieve our allergy symptoms. Fort Worth area has such an abundance of seasonal allergy triggers with airborne particulate matter that cause allergy misery. Ragweed and Mountain Cedar Allergies for example. Then we have the seasonal allergies that come when trees and flowers start to bloom, and pollen allergies start to fly. Often the allergy causing pollen here around Ft. Worth are so heavy that the pollen covers our cars and patios.

When we are affected by outdoor allergies during the allergy seasons, we seek allergy relief by going into our homes. Then we attacked by the Indoor Air Allergies from indoor air pollution. We suffer allergy attacks with sneezing, water eyes, headaches, general malaise.

Indoor Air Quality Particulate Matter

We seek relief from outdoor air pollution and allergies by going inside, only to discover that that the Indoor Air Pollution is worse than that outside. It contains more air contamination and causes us more allergy aggravation than the outdoor air pollution did. Often, we feel better outside our Ft. Worth home than we do inside, because the allergens inside of our Ft. Worth house is worse than the outdoor allergies. That’s what is known as Indoor Air Pollution or bad Indoor Air Quality. The best solution to curing our indoor allergies is to find what causes it. Texas Air Doctors will do an Air Quality Test that will identify the amount of indoor air pollution and compare it to outdoor air pollution. Additionally, we may be able to pinpoint where the pollution enters our home. By knowing where these allergies enter our home the Air Quality Experts at Texas Air Doctors can better understand how to make your home cleaner and protect you and your family from allergy symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes and general malaise caused by the degradation of indoor air quality from the allergens. If we can keep the allergy inducing particulate matter out, we will normally feel better and suffer fewer allergy symptoms. We look for the source of all kinds of allergens mold, mildew, pollen, dust. We also look for how we can help prevent disease causing bacteria, virus, etc.

Likely sources of indoor air pollution and home allergies or illness are:

  • Household dust causes allergic reactions
  • Dryer lint from the clothes dryer produces millions of allergies inducing dust particles
  • Household vacuum cleaners can create dusty indoor air pollution
  • Attic insulation falling causes lots of bad indoor air quality
  • Chemicals such as hair spray can impact indoor air quality for days
  • Mold allergies can grow in the air conditioner system
  • An infected sneeze can fill a room with contagious air quality

Indoor Air Quality Microbial Elements

Microbial Elements are so small that that can’t be seen by the human eye. They are microscopic bits of air pollution floating in the air. They’re usually measured in Microns. If you can see particulate matter dancing in the sunlight, it’s really very, large particulate. Breathable particulate is so small that it would take millions of them to fill the eye of a needle! They’re smaller than any of the particulate air pollution you can see. These particulates that cause Indoor Air Quality issues are so small that you don’t realize they’re present until it impacts your health by causing allergies or illness.

The best answer to Indoor Air Quality Microbial Elements is High Efficiency Filtration Systems, Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) Systems and Electrostatic Precipitators may be able to help relieve the symptoms caused by Indoor Air Pollution Microbial Elements such as allergies, asthma, and breathing difficulties.

Indoor Air Quality Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are gaseous pollution that damages the indoor air quality and impacts one’s health. We’ve all read about the trailers, supplied by FEMA, to the hurricane victims that caused them to suffer illness because the indoor air contained Formaldehyde, an air quality VOC, and contributes to Indoor Air Pollution. We’ve all enjoyed the new smell of carpet or furniture, that smell is a type of VOC and causes indoor air pollution that degrades our indoor air quality. New paint, new cabinets, clothes that were dry cleaned, virtually anything that creates an odor inside our house and makes our house smell is a detriment to good indoor air quality. Cigar smoke, cigarette smoke, pipe smoke are VOCs. All VOVs that can degrade the indoor air quality. VOCs can and often do cause allergies in our Ft. Worth homes and can cause illness.

The best answer to Indoor Air Quality Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) is:

  • Don’t smoke inside your Ft. Worth Area home
  • Let dry cleaned clothing hang outside in the garage or porch until the VOCs dissipate

But, if those suggestions don’t work for you, the Indoor Air Quality experts at Texas Air Doctors have remedies to improving your indoor air quality. Such things as Carbon (Charcoal) Impregnated Air Filtration Systems, Photocatalytic Oxidation.

If you are suffering from indoor air pollution, or if you suspect that the indoor air quality in you Ft. Worth home needs to be improved, we can help make the air you are breathing better and more healthy.

Indoor Air Quality

While it might not be something you think about on a regular basis, the indoor air quality of your home can have a major impact on the overall health and safety of you and your family. When you're looking to improve the indoor air quality of your home, you can count on our skilled indoor air quality experts to provide you with the solutions you need to keep the air in your home clean and allow you and your family to breathe easier.

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Air Quality Tests

There are a multitude of reasons your home may experience poor Indoor Air Quality and there are a corresponding number of solutions. The value of the Indoor Air Quality Test is that you’ll know if you have an Indoor Air Quality problem and, if you do, you’ll be able to make an educated decision toward a remedy and you’ll have a benchmark against which to measure its success.

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Air Filtration Systems

When it comes to improving the air inside your home, air filtration solutions are easily one of the most effective methods of doing so. Air filtration devices are installed near the air intakes for your home’s heating and air conditioning system and work to filter out many of the harmful airborne contaminants that can sometimes slip through regular air filters before they have a chance to get into your ducts and circulate throughout your home. If you’re curious about the many benefits high-quality air filtration solutions can have on your home, or if you would like to look at some of the various options, give us a call today.

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Air Purification Systems

Much like a water purifier removes impurities from your drinking water, an air purifier is designed to help remove contaminants from the air inside your home helping to improve its indoor air quality. Even if you clean regularly, the air inside your home can actually contain more pollution and contaminants than the air outside of it, but with an air purification system in place, you and your family will be able to breathe a bit easier. This can be particularly useful if you or anyone in your family struggles with respiratory issues like severe allergies, asthma, or the like.

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Air Duct Installation & Replacement

Your air ducts are an essential component of your home's heating and air conditioning system, and if you're in need of professional air duct installation services, whether you're installing them for the first time or replacing your old air ducts, we're the local air conditioning specialists you can turn to. Damaged ductwork can not only affect the overall comfort of your home, but its overall energy efficiency as well. Air duct leaks not only lose your cool air before it actually makes it into the living areas of your home, but they also allow mold, dust, mites, and a number of other contaminants to find their way into the air being pumped throughout your home. If the damage is bad enough, duct replacement might be your best option. This can go a long way in making your air conditioning system more efficient and effective than ever before.

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Air Duct Repair

While it might not be obvious, your air ducts are a major factor when it comes to the overall comfort and efficiency of your air conditioning system, and if yours are damaged, it could be costing you a great deal of extra money and putting additional strain on your system. Whenever an issue occurs with your home’s air ducts, our skilled technicians will be on hand to provide you with the comprehensive air duct repairs you need to resolve the issue. Whether your ducts are leaking air, sections have collapsed, or whatever the case may be, you can count on our team of skilled professionals to provide you with the high-quality duct repairs you need to keep your air ducts looking and performing like new.

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Air Duct Sealing

Here at Texas Air Doctors, we specialize in air duct sealing and repair services to help local homeowners keep their homes operating at peak efficiency all year round. Poorly sealed air ducts can have a massive impact on the overall comfort of your home, can increase the strain on your system, and drastically increase your monthly energy bills. Our expert air duct sealing professionals use the proper materials and techniques to ensure all of your ductwork is adequately sealed in order to prevent air leakage into areas of your home where you don't need it. With our comprehensive air duct sealing services, you can ensure you and your family are able to enjoy a more comfortable environment inside your home at all times.

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Air Duct Testing

When it comes to HVAC system efficiency, duct breaches, whether from shoddy installation or outside forces causing damage, is the biggest energy waste among homeowners all over the country, accounting for as much as 40% of a home's heating and cooling use at times. If you notice that your energy bills seem to be higher than usual, despite there being no increase in usage, or some of your rooms just don't feel like they're getting the warm or cold air they're supposed to, air duct testing might be in order. By testing your air ducts, our skilled professionals can not only confirm whether or not a leak is present, but we can accurately pinpoint its location and recommend the next best steps to take in order to repair it.

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Dehumidifiers

Having too much moisture in the air inside your home is an issue that many homeowners struggle with, and in addition to making the interior of your home feel humid and uncomfortable, excess moisture in the home can also cause a number of other issues as well. Like its name implies, a whole house dehumidifier helps to remove this excess moisture from the air inside your home. By removing this excess moisture from the air inside your home, it will help make your home feel more comfortable, save on your monthly energy bills, and help to prevent the growth of mold and mildew, both of which tend to thrive in moist, humid environments. If you have any questions about our whole home dehumidifier solutions, give our team of skilled air conditioning pros a call today.

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HVAC Sanitizing

When it comes to improving the air inside your home, HVAC sanitizing is easily one of the most effective methods of doing so on the market today. With comprehensive HVAC sanitizing services, you'll get the service you need to eliminate harmful airborne contaminants that might be present in your air ducts that would otherwise be getting circulated throughout your house. When you're in need of comprehensive indoor air sanitization for your home, you can always count on the skilled air conditioning pros here at Texas Air Doctors to provide you with the exceptional service you need.

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UV Lights

The indoor air quality of your home can play a major role in you and your family’s well-being, and UV lights can be a great help in keeping your indoor air clean. With a high-quality UV light in place, all of the air being circulated throughout your heating and air conditioning system will be treated to help kill bacteria, viruses, mold, and a host of other microbial biological contaminants. Additionally, adding a UV light to your home's HVAC system can help to improve airflow, increase your energy efficiency, and provide a number of health benefits to you and your family.

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