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Indoor Air Quality Services in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.

Did you know indoor air is often much more polluted than outdoor air? Tightly built homes aim to keep heated and cooled air inside, but low air exchange rates trap chemicals, odors, mold, pet dander, dust, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) inside as well. As a result, pollutant levels in the average DC metro area home are two to five times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.

Learn more about the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and contact United Air Temp to schedule services that will help you breathe easier.

Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important? 

You breathe over 2,000 gallons of air every day. If that air is full of allergens and contaminants, you may start showing signs of “sick building syndrome,” including sneezing, coughing, skin irritation, headaches, and even shortness of breath. These symptoms, which are more likely to appear in sensitive individuals, may dissipate when you leave home, a telltale sign that the indoor air is to blame.

Even if you don’t exhibit health symptoms, a home with poor air quality may feel stuffy, reek of lingering odors, or have dust mites and mold growth problems.

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Our Indoor Air Quality Services

Our goal at United Air Temp is to help our customers breathe easy with solutions designed to improve indoor air quality from every angle. Here are the services we provide in the DC metro area:

  • Humidifier and dehumidifier installation and repair: Low humidity can cause itchy skin, brittle hair, nosebleeds, sore throats, and static shock. Humidity problems reverse in the summer, with excess moisture leading to condensation, mold growth, and a clammy feeling. If you have these issues, you may benefit from a whole-home humidifier or dehumidifier.
  • Dryer vent cleaning: Clogged dryer vents contribute to poor indoor air quality and fire hazards, so UAT recommends scheduling professional dryer vent cleaning each year.
  • UV light installation: When bacteria and viruses are a concern, a whole-house UV air purifier can neutralize them.
  • Attic fan installation and repair: An attic fan is a simple, energy-efficient solution that ventilates your attic so it doesn’t get too hot and humid in the summer.

Depend on United Air Temp for Indoor Air Quality Services in DC, BALT & NOVA

Since 1931, our mission has been to improve indoor air quality for families living in the DC metro area. Our experienced Certified Climate Consultants are ready to answer your questions and recommend the best IAQ solutions for your needs.

Contact us to schedule indoor air quality services today.

Frequently Asked Questions About Indoor Air Quality

Here are the best ways to monitor your indoor air:

  • Purchase an indoor air quality monitor to test for particulate matter, chemical pollutants, carbon dioxide, and VOC levels.
  • Purchase a hygrometer to measure humidity.
  • Test for mold.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Conduct a radon test.

The EPA recommends 0.35 air changes per hour (ACH), meaning the air refreshes about once every three hours. It’s common for new homes to have rates as low as 0.05 ACH, which is energy-efficient but unhealthy. A properly sized and installed ventilation system can increase the air exchange rate without hiking up your energy bills.

In addition to using HVAC systems and services to improve your IAQ, here are some other steps you can take:

  • Invest in a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. Vacuum at least once a week.
  • Mop and dust hard surfaces regularly.
  • Use natural cleaning products.
  • Run the exhaust fan when showering and cooking.
  • Avoid products containing VOCs, including candles, perfume, aerosol sprays, air fresheners, and more.
  • Place a potted plant in each room to clean the air naturally.

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