Did you know that the air quality inside the average home is often two to five times more contaminated than the air outside? Poor indoor air quality is a problem found in many homes. It can lead to several health issues, especially for those who suffer from allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses.
Whether the air in your home is too dry or too moist, or there is dust flying around everywhere, the indoor air quality specialists at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric have plenty of solutions to help you. Contact us today to schedule indoor air quality services in Lincolnshire, Highland Park, Chicago’s North Shore, and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs.
Ravinia Plumbing is proud to offer the following indoor air quality solutions and services:
According to Energy Star, the average home can lose 20 to 30 percent of conditioned air because of holes and leaks in ductwork and poorly connected ducts. That can significantly raise your monthly energy bills and cause your heating and air conditioning system to stay on longer, leading to increased wear and tear and a shorter lifespan. If you place your hand between sections of your ductwork and feel the air, there’s a leak.
Other signs of leaky ducts include high energy bills, dust around air vents, strange sounds coming from the ducts, and uneven temperatures across your home. If you notice these signs, contact Ravinia Plumbing for air duct repair service.
Whole house air cleaners are typically installed on the return air duct of your home’s HVAC system to provide coverage for your entire home – unlike portable air cleaners that focus on just one room or small area of your home. To create a healthier indoor living environment, air cleaners eliminate up to 99% of particles, including dust mites, pet dander, mold, plant spores, and much more.
Air exchangers do just what the name suggests, they will exhaust a small percentage of the air in your home and bring in an equivalent amount of fresh outdoor air. These devices have a built-in heat exchanger to help the system operate more efficiently by moving the energy used to heat or cool the indoor outgoing air to the incoming air stream. These types of systems are mandatory on new homes that are built with a tight seal that reduces the amount of air that naturally infiltrates into a home.
Air purifiers are similar to air cleaners in that they trap or remove particles and bacteria from your home’s air supply; however, how they function is slightly different. While air cleaners filter impurities, air purifiers sanitize the air by emitting ultraviolet light, rendering free-floating particles such as bacteria and viruses harmless. Whole-house air purifiers are ideal for people who suffer from asthma and allergies or are prone to catching a cold or flu.
Air sanitizers work by creating positively and negatively charged ions that are distributed through the home via ductwork. Once in the air, the ions work to clump small dust particles together so they fall out of the air and onto the floor where they can be swept or vacuumed up rather than breathed into your lungs. Additionally, ions also attach themselves to bacteria and viruses to destroy them before inhaling.
The air in Lincolnshire, Lake Forest, and Buffalo Grove, IL, homes during winter months can be dry. It can lead to many health issues and even damage wood furniture and flooring by robbing them of needed moisture. Whole house humidifiers connect directly to heating and cooling systems to cover your home. If your home’s humidity level is below the recommended 30 to 50% range, contact Ravinia Plumbing for a service call. We can install indoor air quality equipment in Lincolnshire, IL, and the surrounding areas.
Conversely, summers in the Chicago area can be downright miserable due to hot, muggy weather. If your indoor humidity levels soar past 50% or 60%, you may need a whole-house dehumidifier installed. These units lower the indoor humidity to create healthier air, lower energy costs, eliminate mold growth and protect your furniture and home.
The seasoned professionals at Ravinia Plumbing provide professional air quality control services in Chicago’s North Shore and Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. We will help you identify air quality problems and decide the ideal solution for your needs. We also offer a full range of services, including plumbing, sewers and drains, heating and cooling, and electric systems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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