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Indoor Air Quality: Know the Problems

IAQ Facts
HEPA Filters
Ultraviolet-Light Air Purifier
Humidifiers
Ventilators

IAQ Facts

  • Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors and, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Products that ensure and maintain indoor air quality have become an essential part of modern life.
  • According to the American College of Allergists, up to half of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by indoor air pollution.
  • Levels of certain hazardous pollutants in indoor air have been found, in some cases, to be up to 70 times greater than levels in outdoor air (Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).
  • For one out of six people who suffer from allergies, there is a direct relationship between their symptoms and the presence of fungi and bacteria in their home’s air duct system (source: Total Health Magazine).
  • Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to health problems caused by or made worse by polluted indoor air (source: U.S. Department of Consumer Affairs).
  • A 1999 Mayo Clinic study found that mold was the culprit in nearly all chronic sinus infections.

Indoor Air Quality: Know the Solutions

As an industry leader in the installation and service of indoor air quality products, you can trust Wilson to keep the air in your home clean and healthy. Here are some of the products we offer that can help you breathe easier.

HEPA Filters

High-efficiency particulate arresting (HEPA) filters are super-efficient filters that remove up to 99.97% of the particles passing through them. A whole-house HEPA filter will rid your home’s air of particulate contaminants that measure 0.3 microns or larger.

Ultraviolet-Light Air Purifier

Even if you install one of the most advanced air cleaners on the market, disease-causing organisms such as germs and bacteria may still compromise the quality of your home’s air. An ultraviolet (UV) light air-treatment system is an effective solution. UV light is deadly to mold, bacteria and other organisms.

UV germicidal lights can help if you or family members suffer from:

  • respiratory allergies and asthma
  • frequent colds and flu
  • headaches
  • symptoms including runny nose; itchy, watery eyes; sore throat; and fatigue

Humidifiers

Humidity levels can have a huge impact on your comfort and your home. In the winter, when your home’s air is likely to be under-humidified, you can face a host of problems:

  • dry, cracked furniture
  • irritated, dry nasal passages
  • dry, itchy skin
  • sore, chapped lips

Because more humidity generally makes you feel warmer, it’s important to boost humidity levels in the home during winter.

By having Wilson connect a whole-house humidifier to your furnace, you not only resolve dry air problems, but you can also save money! Adding humidity in winter means you can often turn down the thermostat and still feel warm.

Ventilators

While today’s energy-efficient homes do a great job of keeping heated or cooled air in, they can also trap stale, contaminated air inside. A ventilating system, also sometimes called a ventilator, can be an effective solution. Ventilators remove dangerous gases from your home by exchanging fresh, clean outdoor air for the “dirty” air inside. What’s more, they can do this with no loss of heated or cooled air so there is no waste of precious energy.

To improve your home’s comfort and air quality, contact us today to learn how we can protect your health, home, furnishings and comfort with a variety of indoor air quality products.

Another great solution to indoor air quality problems: Aeroseal

Our Aeroseal duct-sealing service not only improves air quality in your home, it also increases your comfort and saves you money.

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“Made a big difference! We had the duct sealing done because our upstairs bedrooms were always hot or cold compared to the rest of the house. It made a huge difference immediately. The crew was thorough and efficient. Great investment.”—Natalie

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Frequently Asked Questions

A: During our home performance evaluation, we pressure test your ductwork to calculate duct leakage. We can then tackle those leaks with Aeroseal and close the leaks that we can’t even see! The result will be better air quality in your home and savings on your heating and cooling bills.
A: No. It only fills the leaks in the duct from the inside.
A: There are many factors that go into calculating the cost of Aeroseal. Typically our customers can expect a payback from one to four years.
A: From start to finish, the process usually takes about eight hours.
A: Absolutely not. We can reach all of the duct work without opening walls, cutting holes in ceilings or any other areas where the ductwork is concealed. This is the beauty of using Aeroseal.
A: Yes. The Aeroseal product provides a 10-year warranty for homes.
A: Since we need access to all supply and return registers on the walls and floors of your home, anything that is around these registers will need to be moved before we arrive

To schedule a Home Performance Evaluation, which includes inspecting your ductwork for leaks, please fill out our survey or call us at (888) 607-2621.