Indoor Air Quality
Indoor Air Quality Services in Austin, TX
It’s easy to think of comfort as just the temperature – too hot, too cold, or juuuuust right. But if you’re considering help with your indoor air quality, then there may be something else that feels off to you.
Indoor air quality, or IAQ, has long been an important part of commercial building construction. Research from independent industry groups has shown the benefits of proper IAQ. In recent years the application of methods to improve IAQ in single-family homes has grown in popularity, particularly alongside events like COVID-19.
Common IAQ Problems
Without engaging the services of an expert like McCullough, you might not know exactly what is causing your indoor air quality problems. What you know is the problems that poor IAQ is causing. Here are some of the most common problems we have seen in the Austin area that are caused by poor IAQ:
- Asthma or other respiratory health conditions are triggered, even when inside
- Itchy or watery eyes, scratchy throat, or a lingering case of the sniffles
- More-than-normal static discharge as you touch surfaces in your home
- Fighting a losing battle with mold and mildew
- Layers of dust that keep reappearing, even if you’ve made extra efforts to keep clean
- Tiredness or fatigue, no matter how much sleep you get
- Symptoms of dryness like bloody nose
- Funky smells that stick around for weeks (…or years!)
Many Austin homeowners don’t realize that the reason could be hiding in plain sight. But don’t worry – if you’re experiencing one or many of these problems, McCullough has the expertise to help. Our team is well-versed in the latest methods and techniques to correct any IAQ problem. We rely on a combination of scientific research, hands-on training, and decades of experience to develop a custom solution for your home. Call our team now to schedule an appointment: (512) 280-0011.
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Solutions for Indoor Air Quality Problems
Ready to solve your IAQ issues? Awesome! We’re here to help. But despite what those late-night infomercials say, there is not one solution that fits every home. Every home is different, so our team of IAQ experts will first evaluate your home to determine the best course of action. Here are some of the indoor air quality products and methods that we recommend most often to Austin homeowners:
Whole-Home Air Purifiers
You are probably familiar with the air filter inside your furnace that should be changed regularly. But even filters with higher MERV ratings can’t solve problems on a microscopic level. We recommend air purification devices (also known as air scrubbers or electronic air cleaners) to customers that are dealing with indoor allergens or lingering smells. The air purifiers we work with are not the same as the tiny machines you plug into the wall. Those require regular attention and maintenance. We install solutions that live inside your ductwork so it treats all the air in your home with no action required from you. We offer several types of air purification devices depending on your specific need.
Humidity plays a critical role in your indoor air quality. When the moisture in your home is too high, it can promote the growth of mold or bacteria. Too low, and there are uncomfortable physical side effects like dry skin and a bloody nose. Maintaining a relative humidity of 40-60% is crucial to ensure healthy indoor air. Our team here at McCullough knows the struggle with indoor humidity all too well; we have helped thousands of Austin customers balance out the humidity in their home. We can help install a humidifier or dehumidifier that serves your entire home, which is far superior to a small device that treats a small area.
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IAQ and Covid-19
We know the health and safety of your family is important to you. That’s why we put together this quick reference guide on how to keep your family healthy even while battling COVID-19. Check out our infographic below and read more on our blog.
Better Indoor Air Quality for Your Austin Home
Calling McCullough Heating & Air Conditioning is like calling your neighbor from down the street – seriously! Our team lives right here in Austin, which is why we are so passionate about helping our neighbors with IAQ. We are extremely familiar with the air quality battles that Austinites face (Cedar Fever, anyone?) and we have installed solutions that really work. Our only aim is to use our knowledge and certifications to improve the air you breathe so that you can enjoy your home to the fullest. Let us get to the bottom of your IAQ problems: (512) 280-0011