When most people think of air pollution, they imagine the smog of big cities or holes in the ozone layer, but did you know that the air inside your home could be as much as 100 times worse than the quality of the outdoor air? That’s a pretty significant amount! The quality of your indoor air has a huge impact on the health and wellbeing of you and your family, and it’s incredibly important to know what you can do to improve it.
James A. Wheat & Sons has all your indoor air quality services in Montgomery County, MD covered, call us to schedule an appointment—our number is 240-399-5051240-399-5051.
Every year there are dozens of reports from homes around the area of families sickened or worse by carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, odorless gas that can be produced by malfunctioning heating equipment, including gas or oil furnaces, as well as things like gas water heaters, gas stoves, and gas dryers. As your fuel burning appliances start to age, it’s a good idea to have them tested for carbon monoxide production to ensure no CO is leaking from your equipment.
However, since carbon monoxide is undetectable by the senses, the only way to ensure this toxic gas isn’t leaking into your home is to have a carbon monoxide detector installed. This is a potentially life-saving device that no home should do without.
Important note: If you or any of your family members are experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning (headache, nausea, chest tightness, fatigue, dizziness, etc.) or your carbon monoxide detector goes off, leave your house IMMEDIATELY and call 911.
When it comes to keeping the air in your home clean, you have two options: go to the hardware store a couple times a year and stock up on those blue or white air filters, or call James A. Wheat & Sons to install a whole-house air filtration system! Whole-house air filtration systems can be installed as part of your central heating and air conditioning system, out of sight and out of the way. Best of all, unlike disposable filters which need to be replaced once a month, whole-house air filtration systems require light maintenance only once a year!
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Ducts are the piping systems that distribute air throughout your home and heating/cooling system. Your ductwork both distributes conditioned air throughout the house and pulls air from your home to the HVAC system. An expertly sized and installed duct system can be very efficient, and when it is properly sealed and filtered, your duct system may never need to be cleaned. However, if your system is in need of a cleaning, there is most likely some underlying cause that is making it dirty. At James A. Wheat & Sons, it’s our goal not just to clean your ducts, but to determine what the root of the problem is and fix it.
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Overly humid air can do more than make your home uncomfortable—mold, mildew, and dust mites thrive in warm, humid atmospheres, irritating allergy symptoms and generally worsening your home’s indoor air quality. Your air conditioner will provide some dehumidification, but the best thing to do if you have excessive humidity in your home is to call James A. Wheat & Sons to install a dehumidifier in Maryland!
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If you live in the Montgomery County, MD area, call James A. Wheat & Sons today to schedule your indoor air quality services—the health of your family can’t wait! Contact us online or call 240-399-5051240-399-5051.