In the past we have shared information about indoor air quality (IAQ) and the various options homeowners have to improve the air in their homes. We received a comment related to one of our blog articles a while back that we wanted to share.
Sometimes it’s helpful to hear the message from the homeowner’s point of view.
“We have a 10 year-old grandson who lives with us and is asthmatic. When we built our home in Colorado 3 years ago, we did everything we could think of to make it as healthy as possible: no carpeting, no drapes, shutters and hardwood floors, UV lights, variable speed furnaces to run continuously, ‘capture and kill’ high efficiency filtering system, humidification and multistage equipment. So after moving in, our grandson has not had a bad allergy or asthmatic attack. None. Used to have them several times a week.
So we are believers in IAQ, and will talk positively about it from now on.”
(Posted by Jim)
Wow! That letter really shows how making improvements in your home can have a dramatic effect on the quality of life for the people who live there. Many options exist for homeowners to improve the quality of their homes’ air. Jim’s family obviously had a high need for the best products available and did the research to get them.
Your heating and air conditioning contractor can help you evaluate what options are available to you based your particular home and the HVAC system you have. In new construction these improvements can be designed into the system from the beginning, but existing homes can usually also take advantage of these same improvements with proper planning.
A complete evaluation of your home can be achieved by having a thorough home performance assessment performed. This process can determine not only improvements to your home’s IAQ but also where you can get the biggest bang for your home improvement dollar in energy savings. It may also identify other health and safety problems and solutions.
P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling offers Home Performance Assessments and IAQ products for homes in the greater Cleveland area.
Kim Nemecek works at P.K. Wadsworth Heating & Cooling. After growing up in Cleveland, she lived in Florida for many years, working at an air conditioning company there. Kim has four grown children, two grandchildren and two spoiled dogs. She lives in Solon with her husband, Todd.
The opinions and statements contained in this article are for general informational purposes only and are not instructions. Only trained, licensed and experienced personnel should attempt installation/repair. The author assumes no liability for the opinions/statements made in this article. Any individual attempting a repair or installation based on this article does so at their own risk of loss.