Indoor Air Quality for Menomonee Falls and Surrounding Areas
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has become a popular buzz word amongst homeowners, businesses and HVAC companies. So what exactly is it? Indoor Air Quality refers to the air quality inside your home or business, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of those inside. Pollutants from the environment, gases, building materials, cleaning products and pesticides are all sources of indoor air pollution that can be harmful to your health and your building’s structure. No matter how clean you keep your home or business it’s likely full of pollutants that can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms – and increase the odds of a cold or flu.
While the most effective way to reduce indoor air pollution is to eliminate the source of contaminants, there’s also indoor air quality solutions that can provide more immediate results to remove bacteria and contaminants from the air in your home or business.
Capital Heating & Cooling offers the following Indoor Air Quality Solutions:
Professional air duct cleaning removes dirt, dust, allergens, pollen and other contaminants which build up in your HVAC ducts. When you turn on your heating or air conditioning, the fans within your HVAC system blow these contaminants out of your vents and into the air you breathe. So, if your family or your customers suffer from allergies, or are just simply grossed out by the idea of breathing in airborne particles of dead skin, pet dander, feces, and bacteria you may be in need of our local duct cleaning company.
Capital Heating & Cooling provides residential air duct cleaning and commercial duct cleaning services in Milwaukee & Waukesha counties. Whether you’re looking for duct cleaning in Brookfield, Waukesha, New Berlin, Wauwatosa – or anywhere in between, our Menomonee Falls duct cleaning company delivers the most thorough duct cleaning in SE Wisconsin. We clean out air ducts of any size, from single family homes to commercial buildings. No matter the size of your air duct system or how much traffic is found inside them, the air ducts are easily forgotten about and can go uncleaned for years. The dust and pollutants are not seen building up in them, and “out of sight, out of mind” has never been truer. The aspect which effects our health directly is the most overlooked – so if it’s been 3 to 5 years, or even more, it’s time to have your air ducts cleaned out. If someone smokes in the house, or you have a pet that sheds a lot, the air ducts may have to be cleaned more often. Our Indoor Air Quality specialists will answer any and all of your questions regarding our duct cleaning services, and prices.
Air Duct Cleaning Costs. We uses honest, flat rate pricing based on the size of your home or business. There’s no vent counting, or bait and switch tactics that are confusing and wind up costing you more. Tell us how many systems you have, and how many square feet there are and we’ll give you one price.
Contact our Menomonee Falls Duct Cleaners to schedule air duct cleaning today.
Air Purifiers are professionally installed into your existing heating and cooling system and are designed to remove contaminants throughout the air in your home or business . How it works: the polluted air in runs through the Air Purifier’s high quality media filter, reducing airborne pollutants like bacteria, viruses, pollen and mold before it circulates back through the space. Some air purifiers take only mere hours to clean the air in your home or business. There’s a variety of Air Purifiers to choose from, each with their own benefits such as severe allergy or asthma relief, dust build-up, and heating and cooling equipment protection. Regardless of which brand or model you choose, low maintenance is a benefit they all share. Compared to portable air purifiers monthly cleaning needs, a whole home air purifier requires attention just once a year.
Can’t decide? Contact our Menomonee Falls HVAC company to help determine which air purifier system is right for you.
Whether you’re looking to reduce the moisture in your basement or throughout the entire house – a whole home dehumidifier can effectively remove up to 15 gallons of moisture a day from the air inside your home. There’s no fuss or complicated construction for installation either; Capital Heating & Cooling professionally installs a whole-home dehumidifier that works with your existing HVAC system to automatically monitor and adjust the humidity level inside your home – and bring in fresh filtered air! The humidity level of indoor air should be no higher than 50% and no lower than 30% – anything outside of that can cause problems for you.
Mold & Mildew. Moisture problems are a common source of indoor air pollution because they can lead to indoor mold and mildew growth. Mold can emit VOC’s and particulates, compromising the quality of your indoor air and leading to negative health effects, like allergy triggers or asthma attacks. Continued exposure to mold and mildew has also been directly linked to increased depression and other nervous system disorders. Since it is impossible to eliminate mold spores, the best way to reduce the impact of mold on indoor air quality is to prevent moisture problems that enable mold growth.
Odors. In addition to negative health effects, mold and mildew smell bad. The fungi that forms in your home releases foul gases into the air, which is then absorbed into your walls, fabrics, and furniture. Whole-Home Dehumidifiers are especially useful in areas prone to musty smells such as your basement, crawl spaces, and laundry room. Mold and mildew formation can also cause rotting and warping to wood floors and furniture, as well as structural damage that can be costly to repair.
Dust Mites. Excessive amounts of moisture in the home can also increase your risk of dust mite infestation. Dust mites are nearly invisible invaders who hide in places like bedspreads, mattresses, curtains, carpets, rags, and any other fabric. While it’s true that dust mites can be found in any type of home, they tend to thrive and multiply in homes that are damp or musty. A dehumidifier can help you prevent the spread of dust mites in your home.
High Energy Bills. Too much moisture in your home can even increase your energy bills. When the air in your home is more humid, your air conditioning unit must cool the air as well as remove the moisture, making it work twice as hard, increasing your energy use. This also causes more wear and tear on the system, requiring it to be repaired or replaced more frequently. A dehumidifier removes the moisture from the air and enables your system to run more efficiently at a lower cost, allowing you to run your air conditioning less frequently.
Contact our Milwaukee area dehumidifier system installers today to schedule a whole-home dehumidifier installation.
The dry air that comes with Wisconsin winter’s can be the leading cause of frequent colds, flu, dry itchy skin, and damaged hardwood furniture and floors. A whole-home humidifier can be easily added on to your existing furnace in just a few hours with benefits that last for years.
Common Colds & Flu. During the dry winter months, our nasal passages become dry and are more susceptible to allowing germs and viruses entering the body. Enough humidity ensures nasal passages stay moist and are able to block airborne germs & viruses. Humidifiers also reduce active flu viruses in the air and on surfaces. According to the EPA, The young, the elderly, and those people with lung diseases or respiratory allergies may be particularly susceptible to certain types of airborne pollutants.
If a pesky cold or flu has already settled it, proper humidity can provide comfort by relieving congestion and soothes sore throats.
Children. Proper humidity during winter is especially important for children since their smaller nostrils get stuffed up more easily than an adult’s. In fact, pediatricians encourage the use of a whole-home humidifier when a child has a cold to help ease their congestion.
Hardwood floors & furniture. Just like skin, wood floors and furniture can split and crack if there’s not enough moisture in the air. Adding a whole-home humidifier to your heating and cooling system can help preserve the integrity of the wood.
UV lamps help protect your home and business against mold, bacteria and germs by eliminating microbe contaminants which breed in moist HVAC systems, causing health problems for many. Eliminating these contaminants before you breathe them in helps improve the quality of your indoor air and increases your HVAC system’s performance too. UV lights are especially important in hospitals, commercial buildings and homes with young children, elderly, or those with allergies and/or asthma. UV lamps can easily be installed into existing heating or cooling systems, so you can start zapping airborne contaminants before you breathe them in.
Ventilators bring pre-filtered outdoor air inside, replacing stale, polluted air that gets trapped in today’s tightly-constructed buildings. It’s like opening a window without losing indoor comfort or wasting your energy dollars.
Indoor air filters reduce allergens in the air by catching dust mites and other small particles in the filter. This means contaminated air is gets caught in your air filter, so it’s not floating around the air in your home or business. The higher the MERV rating, the more contaminants it filters out. Allergists encourage the use of indoor air filters for those with allergies, as well as homes (or businesses) with infants, young children or the elderly. Professional indoor air filter services are especially important for nursing homes, day care centers, hospitals, assisted living facilities and so many more. Our Milwaukee area indoor air filtration specialists have a variety of high quality indoor air filters to serve your unique needs.
Carbon Monoxide Alarms use sensor technology to detect deadly gas and record levels of CO circulating in your indoor air. When dangerous levels of CO are present a loud, audible alarm alerts you and your family automatically.
Milwaukee Indoor Air Quality Specialists at Your Service
Whether you need a whole home humidifier installed in Brookfield, or duct cleaning service in Milwaukee, Capital Heating and Cooling does it all. Our friendly and experienced Milwaukee area indoor air quality specialists consistently use the best indoor air cleaning equipment and the latest techniques to keep your home healthy. Our heating and cooling Milwaukee HVAC professionals serve residential and commercial customers across Southeast Wisconsin. You can count on one of our team members to be in your area or very close to it at all times, ensuring you get rapid response time from Milwaukee HVAC professionals who care.
With our Milwaukee area indoor air quality services, the air you breathe stays free of viruses, pollen, mold, dander, dirt and other contaminants. With the right mix of solutions, Capital Heating and Cooling provides customers in Milwaukee and surrounding area with clean, comfortable and allergen free indoor air. The benefits of clean air are practically endless, but the biggest benefits are:
- Reduces/Eliminates Allergens (indoor, outdoor and pet)
- Reduces/Prevents Asthma
- Reduces/Eliminates Cold and Flu Viruses/Germs
- Eliminates Odors (especially pet smells)
- Reduces/Eliminates Mold and Mildew
- Improves Skin Appearance
Contact our Milwaukee indoor air quality specialists now to learn more about the importance of healthy indoor air or to schedule air duct cleaning in Milwaukee, air purification, or indoor air equipment maintenance.