Breathing Easy At Home
Your HVAC system should be doing more than just providing you with comfortable temperature control. Your heating and cooling system should also improve the quality of air you breathe in your home.
Thanks to new technology, your heating and air system can actually clean the air and provide necessary moisture. Your HVAC system helps to clean the air you breathe by filtering out odors and pollutants, keeping out small insects and pests, regulating indoor humidity, and even preventing mold growth by providing proper ventilation.
Jon Wayne Heating & Air provides Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) service to Springfield, Mt Vernon and communities across southwestern Missouri. We provide a variety of services and systems to be incorporated into new or existing HVAC systems that improve the air in your home.
Combat Pollutants: Get Clean Air in Springfield, MO
Throughout the air in any home, you will find a whole host of tiny, microscopic particles that can lead to big problems. Dust mites, allergens, and other air pollutants naturally occur in homes.
Thanks to modern home construction and building materials, our homes do a better job than ever in being insulated. However, this great insulation poses a problem. These air pollutants that naturally filter out of old, drafty homes are kept trapped in the air of more modern homes.
What problems do air pollutants cause? The answer is different for each person. Some people are highly susceptible to these microscopic air problems. Air pollutants can cause or increase systems from people who have certain illnesses, allergies, respiratory disease, or other health problems.
Some of the things you can use to improve the air quality in your home are ionizer and ozone generating air cleaners. According to the EPA, these devices can remove small particles floating in your air.
Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality
Change HVAC Filters Regularly
Not only will this improve your indoor air quality, you can also save on your energy bills
Use Ionic & HEPA Purifiers
Ionic machines attract and hold pollutants, keeping them from entering the air you breathe. HEPA filters can capture tiny particles as small as 0.3 micrometers!
Test & Monitor Radon Levels
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Testing for radon will help ensure there are no dangerous chemicals or gas in your air.
Keep Furniture & Floors Clean
Regularly washing sheets and vacuuming carpets and floors can help remove allergens from your home.
Don’t Smoke In The House
Smoking is one of the most harmful pollutants to indoor air. Not only does cigarette smoke contain thousands of chemicals that can cause cancer, breathing problems, and heart attacks, the secondhand smoke can be just as harmful to those you love.
Purchase Indoor Plants
Many varieties of plants reduce indoor pollution including aloe vera, palm trees, english ivy, and gerbera daisies.
Use Natural Cleaning Products
Many household cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can absorb into your carpets, curtains, and upholstery. Natural cleaning products like baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice work just as well without the added dangers.
Humidity creates the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew, both of which can trigger asthma and allergy flare ups. A dehumidifier is a great investment for your home.
Air Duct Cleaning
A great way to improve air quality in your home doesn’t require installation of any new device. Just have your air ducts routinely cleaned. Making sure you don’t have dirty air ducts that are putting a lot of air pollutants in your home is a simple thing every homeowner should prioritize.
Who Needs Indoor Air Quality Testing in Springfield, MO
Every person could benefit from cleaner air in their home. But here are some factors that greatly increase problems with poor air quality:
- Pets in the house
- Smokers in the house
- Mold & Mildew
Combat Dry Air & Humidity Levels
We know how dry our Missouri winters can be. We feel it in our skin, on our lips, even in our lungs. The moisture in the air drops dramatically which plays a role in how good the temperature feels in your home.
People are naturally sensitive to humidity. When it’s very humid outside, the hot temperature is less bearable in the summer. Similarly, people can also feel worse when there’s too little moisture in the air in the winter.
Dry air in your home at 75 degrees feels different than warm air at 75 degrees. In fact, if the relative humidity is 0%, air temperatures set at 75 will actually feel like 69 degrees!
Proper humidity levels may mean you can set your home’s temperature at a lower number, saving you on energy and energy costs.
Most people feel the most comfortable at humidity levels between 30% and 50%. Whole home humidifiers can be added to furnace systems to add moisture to the heated air that gets circulated through your home in the winter. You can set your whole home humidifier to the percentage that feels right to you and your family.
Before facing another cold and dry Missouri winter, contact us at Jon Wayne Heating and Air to learn how a whole home humidifier could improve the air you breathe. We can install these humidifiers onto new or existing heating units.
Trusted Heating & Air Specialists in Springfield & Mt Vernon
With more than 20 years of experience servicing homes and businesses in Springfield, Mt Vernon and surrounding Missouri communities, Jon Wayne Heating & Air is the company you can trust for professional quality service. With 100s of positive reviews, we are the heating and air company relied upon to provide the most efficient and reliable heating and cooling systems to homes across southwest Missouri.
Indoor Air Quality – Missouri
At Jon Wayne Heating & Air, we understand how important it is to have your family breathing in clean, pollutant free air when relaxing at home. If you are in Springfield or the surrounding areas and need indoor air quality testing or would like to go over some options on how to improve the indoor air quality in your home, give us a call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert professionals today.
Contact us today and let us know how we can serve your heating and cooling needs.
We have two locations to serve you.
Springfield: From the S Kansas Expressway, exit on Bennett St. heading west, then turn right on S. Scenic Ave and we’ll be on your right. Coming from W. Sunshine Street, you’ll take S. Scenic Ave going north and we’re just about a mile up the road on your right at 1324 S. Scenic Ave.
Mt Vernon: We are conveniently located right off Highway 39 on the northeast part of town. From W. Mt Vernon Blvd (Hwy 265), turn to go north on Hwy 39. You’ll find us just about a mile up the road by turning left onto Breckenridge Rd.