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The Importance of Good Indoor Air Quality

If you’re concerned about the quality of your indoor air, you should be. Indoor air is twice as polluted as the air outside. This is because many of our homes are sealed to prevent energy loss. However, lack of proper ventilation means that the same stale, contaminated air is constantly recirculated throughout your home. Think of how much time you spend inside—all this time you’re breathing in contaminated air. This is especially the case due to COVID-19; we are all cooped up in our homes due to mandated self-distancing and isolation. At Anton’s Air Conditioning and Heating, we care deeply about our customers and the St. Louis community which is why we want to stress the importance of having good indoor air quality. Additionally, to ensure you’re breathing healthy, fresh air, we are currently running a special on our in-home air test services. For only $69 (regularly $189), you can ensure that the air within your home is clean and safe to breathe.

Why Is the Air In Your Home So Dirty?

It’s not uncommon for people to believe the air within their homes is cleaner than the air outside. We close our doors and windows, so the pollution, ozone, and other contaminants must stay outside, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. According to the EPA, the air within our home can be up to 10 times dirtier than the air outside.

Common contaminants found within your indoor air include:

  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals from cleaning solutions
  • Paint fumes
  • Dust mites
  • Mold
  • Pet dander
  • Bacteria
  • Secondhand smoke

Because of tight sealing to improve energy efficiency, the air within your home is constantly recirculated. Therefore, any contaminants within it aren’t going away.

Why Air Quality Tests Are So Important

The air within your home affects your health and your environment. As you breathe in contaminated air, it can exacerbate allergy, asthma, or other symptoms of respiratory conditions. Additionally, air that is too moist or too dry can affect your skin and hair. Sometimes, polluted air can also contribute to foul smells permeating throughout your home—and nobody wants to be stuck in a musty smelling home. Sometimes the increased or decreased humidity can cause your wallpaper to peel, your wood to crack, and furnishings to break.

When our St. Louis indoor air quality experts test your home’s air, we will be able to determine exactly what pollutants are circulating within it and how to best get rid of them.

Solutions for Better Indoor Air

At Anton’s Air Conditioning and Heating, we have a number of solutions that will help you breathe cleaner air and enjoy better health. We currently offer a number of products, such as humidifiers, emergency recovery ventilators, and UV lights.

These products, designed to improve your indoor air quality, all have numerous benefits, including:

  • They increase the value of your property
  • They protect your furnishings
  • They prevent the growth of mold, bacteria, and mildew
  • They help you maintain the proper level of moisture in your home
  • They help you save on energy bills
  • They extend the life of your HVAC equipment
  • They reduce the workload and strain on your HVAC system
  • They reduce allergy, asthma, and respiratory infection symptoms
  • They help you breathe easier

Call Us Now to Schedule an Indoor Air Quality Test

There’s no better time than now to call us for an indoor air quality test. Take advantage of our special offer and allow us to exceed your expectations when it comes to indoor comfort.

Call (314) 582-0745 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.