Indoor Air Quality

The Truth About Air Quality

At Chapman Heating and Cooling, we care about more than just your comfort. We’re also invested in your well-being, which is why indoor air quality management is one of our most essential services.

For many people in Louisville, Jeffersontown, Shively, Middletown, KY, and the surrounding areas, air quality often conjures up images of smog-choked industrial cities and smoke-billowing forest fires. The reality, however, is that the air inside many homes and businesses is of surprisingly poor quality. In fact, indoor air is often several times more polluted than outdoor air. Exposure to such polluted air has been associated with a range of health complications. Depending on the nature and degree of pollution, risks may include:

  • Irritation of the respiratory tract
  • Headache, fatigue, dizziness, and confusion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Respiratory or cardiovascular disease
  • Damage to the nervous system or vital organs
  • Certain types of cancer

We believe everyone has the right to breathe clean, safe air in the comfort of their home. With our Louisville indoor air quality services, we can help you do just that.

Causes of Indoor Quality Problems

Perhaps the most common cause of IAQ problems is a class of pollutants called particulate matter. This is a mix of microscopic solids and liquids that become suspended in the air. Among the most common are dust, pollen, dander, soot, and smoke. Biological contaminants may also be included. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are also frequently found inside homes. These compounds are emitted from building materials, paints, aerosol sprays, office equipment, and many other sources.

How Chapman Heating and Cooling Treats Indoor Air Quality

Inside a relatively airtight home, pollutants can quickly reach unsafe levels. However, there are ways you can fight back. Whenever possible, look for products marked VOC-free. Clean your home regularly and vacuum using a HEPA filter vacuum. Finally, never smoke indoors.

All of these practices can certainly help keep your IAQ in check, but sometimes that just isn’t enough. If your air quality is still poor despite good management practices, Chapman Heating and Cooling has solutions that are proven to work. Our air cleaners and air purifiers actively remove virtually all of the particulate matter from your air using advanced filtration.

One of the most effective methods for improving air quality is to improve ventilation. Our NATE-certified service technicians install ventilators to flush out stale, polluted air and bring in fresh air to replace it. We also install air humidifiers to help you maintain a comfortable, healthy humidity range.