Indoor Air Quality
Why Indoor Air Quality Matters
Have you been neglecting your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)? Are you having trouble sleeping? Will your head not stop pounding? Are you just sick and tired of being downright sick and tired?
The air inside your home could be the culprit. Together, let’s identify your biggest sources of indoor air pollution and create an action plan that helps you breathe easier. With our Duct Cleanings, or what we like to call them, Source Removals, we will remove dust, dirt, and contaminants stuck in your ductwork and ultimately in the air you breathe. Want something more advanced? Upgrade your system with Air Filtration, Air Purification, and Humidification! What we’re saying is, we’ve got you covered for all things IAQ!
Our Home Comfort Heroes have the remedy with a wide range of Indoor Air Quality services and products that can have you breathing better and feeling better in hours.
5 Reasons to Maintain Your Home’s Air Filtration System
If the air quality in your home matters to you, it absolutely matters to us. That’s why we seek out the best air quality products on the market, from the latest air cleaners and UV lights to state-of-the-art whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers. And because your home’s ductwork is so important to the air quality in your home, we offer additional services in the way of duct sealing, cleaning and even new ductwork installation.
Home should be the last place we have to worry about air pollution, but indoor air quality can be a major factor in our health. After all, home is where we spend most of our time. It’s unsetting to think the air inside your house could be making you sick, but understanding how your home environment can be polluted is the first step to fixing it.
1. Second Hand Smoke
By now, everyone knows that tobacco smoke is hazardous not only to the person smoking but to others who may breathe the smoke in. Even outdoors, the toxins emitted from pipes, cigars, and cigarettes can collect and linger in the air. The pollution they cause can last for years. The best way to protect yourself and your family from second hand smoke is to be sure your home’s ventilation systems are clean, well-maintained, and operating as they should. Households with smokers should consider scheduling indoor air quality services with Service Legends more frequently.
2. Household Cleansers
Yes, even some of the things you use to clean and sanitize your home could have a negative effect on air quality. Some cleaning agents actually release harmful chemicals into the air. Switching to natural, non-toxic cleansers is an easy fix to this problem. Keeping windows open for ventilation during cleaning is also a good idea.
3. Scented Candles & Air Fresheners
Like household cleansers, it’s surprising to learn the things we use to make the home more pleasant could actually be creating a problem. Candles and air fresheners often contain harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, ethanol, and benzene. Avoid using these types of products or use them only in well-ventilated areas.
4. Mold & Mildew
Too much moisture in the home can lead to problems with mold or mildew. Allergies, asthma, irritation to the skin, eyes, and throat, and even respiratory issues can be a result of living with mold and mildew. The Home Comfort Heroes at Service Legends know that keeping your air filtration equipment in good repair—and that includes your air conditioner—will reduce the excess humidity which can lead to mold and mildew growth.
Most citizens of Des Moines know that Iowa is considered a high-risk state for radon gas in homes. Radon is the number-one cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the number-two cause among people who smoke. In addition to installing a radon detector, the friendly professionals at Service Legends recommend duct cleanings as part of the regular maintenance of your home’s air filtration system.
Call Service Legends for Your Indoor Air Quality Services
Fortunately, there are many simple steps you can take to decrease pollution inside your home. Keep the windows open when the weather allows, use non-toxic cleansers, and don’t smoke. Having your home’s filtration systems regularly maintained by Service Legends’ highly-trained technicians is also an important part of being proactive.
Our Home Comfort Heroes offer a range of services that will help keep the air inside your home cleaner, healthier and fresher. Duct cleanings, HVAC repair, and regular maintenance are an important part of the fight against indoor air pollution.
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Air In Your Home Is Up To 70 Times More Polluted Than Outdoor Air
Air filtration systems are built and designed to protect your equipment and your lungs. However, it’s challenging to find an air filter that accomplishes both. As you can see below, there are a lot of moving parts in an air filtration system. Finding the right filter is tricky. You could get a high-end air filter that does such a great job at filtering, it will force your HVAC system to push air through harder and will actually increase your utility bill but will more effectively improve your indoor air quality. Vice versa, a cheap air filter can be easier on your system but will let all the big stuff through which can be harmful to the equipment and your indoor air quality.
There really isn’t a right answer. But with our $119 indoor air quality analysis, we will be able to take into consideration the design of your HVAC system and the current state it is in so you can make the most beneficial decision moving forward.
Turn your ventilation system into a whole home purification system and get drug-free allergy relief!
Schedule a $119 Indoor Air Quality Analysis and my Home Comfort Heroes will thoroughly swab, test and evaluate the potentially toxic air you and your family are breathing in.
The premium purification system we will attach to your home ventilation system will purify your air for less than $2 a day.
A purification system will:
- Clean the toxic air in your home that circulates three times an hour
- Reduce or eliminate colds, sinus infections and dry throats
- Breathe cleaner, fresher and healthier air in your home
- Reduce energy bills and equipment breakdowns
- Extend the life of your home comfort system
What Is a Home Air Purifier?
Simply stated, a home air purifier is an appliance that can clean the air in your home. Odors from pets, smoke, lingering food, and particles like pet dander, pollen, and bacteria, can be washed away from the air in your home.
Technically speaking, a whole-home air purification system from Service Legends is a device attached to your home ventilation system built to catch and filter pollutants, particles, and odors. Our whole-home air purifier system filter is placed into the ductwork of your HVAC system. As air circulates through the ductwork, the contaminants stay put while the fresh, clean air makes its way into your home.
Why Should I Clean My Air?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air contains upwards of five times more contaminants than outdoor air. Air is circulated for days, or sometimes weeks, before being replaced, all while adding more harmful particles to the air that your family is breathing.
If creating a purer environment for your family isn’t reason enough, choosing a home air purifier can provide other lasting benefits for your home:
- Drug-free allergy treatment
- Neutralized, odor-free air
- Reduced chance of catching airborne diseases
- Improved sleep
- Improved asthma or other respiratory issues
A whole-home air purifier can be a lifesaver during pollen season, or if you’re in a location with poor outdoor air quality at certain times of the year. An air purifier can be your first line of defense to keep the outside where it belongs—on the outside!
How Service Legends Test Air Quality in Your Home
At Service Legends, we believe your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is an important part of keeping your home and your family safe. Our experienced and knowledgeable Home Comfort Heroes will come to your home to test and evaluate your IAQ for contaminants in your air system, including mold, radon, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and more. Using a combination of sterile swabbing and high-tech air quality testing equipment, our team can provide definitive answers to the questions about your air quality.
When you know the challenges you’re facing, it’s easier to make a decision that’s the best choice for your family. Our Air Quality Analysis will help you decide what type of home air purifier solutions will help your family breathe easier.
Why Choose Us for Indoor Air Purification?
Our Home Comfort Heroes are exceptionally experienced and knowledgeable, but that’s only the start of the service we aim to offer you. At Service Legends, we believe in integrity, a serving heart, and open, honest communication—the core values the company was founded on. Our desire to improve your air quality stems from a deep commitment to the community. We believe our Des Moines neighbors deserve healthy, clean air in the comfort of their homes.
With our air quality test and home air purification systems, our Home Comfort Heroes will help your family breathe a little easier. You’ll never have to worry about surprise charges—we’ll give you an exact “to the penny” quote before we start any air purification installation services.
Give us a call today, and discover how much better life can be when you are breathing in cleaner, fresher, healthier air!
Imagine what your carpet would look like in a few years if it were never vacuumed or cleaned? That’s what your air ducts look like without any upkeep.
Over time, dust, smoke, pollen, mold and fungus build up in your ductwork. This creates a “chemical and biological” soup that you are breathing in that can cause these health problems. Unfortunately, a well-insulated home can intensify the problem since the air inside the home becomes trapped.
Give my Home Comfort Heroes four hours for a thorough duct cleaning and you can:
- Avoid headaches, sleep problems, allergies and more
- Unclog sinuses that cause pain, drowsiness and mental confusion
- Avoid spending money on over-the-counter drugs that are expensive and addictive
- Be more comfortable, refreshed and alert
- Lower your energy bills by eliminating the blockage of airflow that robs your furnace and air conditioner of efficiency
We have invested in the most powerful duct cleaning machines in Des Moines and throughout all of Iowa. Our Home Comfort Heroes use these machines to create a strong vacuum throughout the entire ductwork system while supplying very high pressure combined with agitation.
Schedule a duct cleaning appointment or call 515-657-6634 to set up a time for us to come out and show you what your ductwork looks like. Afterward, we guarantee that you will be happy and enjoy clean air in your home.
Eliminate mold in your home and improve comfort by getting a humidifier added to your HVAC system.
We live in Iowa; humidity is something we have to accept. Mold grows when humidity is too high and mold grows when humidity is too low — that is why it’s essential to have a humidifier running efficiently through every season.
Low humidity levels also dry out skin, increase static electricity and make you feel uncomfortable.
Our Home Comfort Heroes will install a premium humidifier right onto your ventilation system so you can have perfect humidity levels throughout the entire house.
Proper humidity levels can:
- Lower utility bills from using lower temperatures on your thermostat
- Protect your furniture from drying and cracking, and prevent hardwood floors from shrinking up
- Improve your overall health and comfort by relieving dry skin, chapped lips, sore throats and much more
Call or schedule an appointment to get our expert advice on what kind of humidifier your home needs.
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Each Home Comfort Hero is clean-cut, background checked and randomly drug tested. If any of our staff swears, uses tobacco or is not friendly to you or your family, the service is FREE! We are the only heating and cooling technicians in the Des Moines area that can say we have been certified with the Technician Seal of Safety.