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10 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Let’s face it: We have no idea what we’re breathing into our bodies at any given time. This is especially true if you haven’t replaced the filters on your HVAC system recently. Common household air pollutants include bacteria, viruses, and harsh chemical vapors that can cause significant damage to your respiratory system. If you suffer from asthma or any other medical conditions, these pollutants can exacerbate your pain and discomfort. At McCarthy Services, we believe everyone should be able to enjoy clean air in the comfort of their homes. We’re happy to share some easy steps you can take to keep your air clean, and we offer exceptional air filtration units that can consistently keep your air fresh and safe for all the members of your family. Contact us today for more information.

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What You Can’t See May Harm You

Did you know that household air pollutants don’t stop at dust and bacteria? Common household cleaner vapors can be just as dangerous to your respiratory system, if not more so. This is especially true if you’re renovating an old home or remodeling a basement or kitchen. Air fresheners and deodorizers contain formaldehyde, which can irritate your throat and lungs. Common disinfectants often contain phenols and ammonia, which are toxic in nature and can irritate your respiratory tract. Even most indoor house paint is considered carcinogenic when it’s first applied to your walls. These pollutants, combined with pollen, airborne bacteria, dust, and viruses, can leave you feeling sick and run down on a daily basis. However, clearing the air in your home doesn’t have to be an expensive solution. With a few simple steps, you can effectively eliminate harsh fumes and natural irritants. Along with using an effective air purifier in your HVAC system, you’ll be able to breathe easy no matter the season. Find out more by reading below or contacting us today.

Easy Steps to Improve Your Air Quality

So, you know you have an air quality problem in your home. The question is, how do you fix it? Believe it or not, opening a window or two is a great first step. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a well-sealed home has very high pollutant levels. While opening a window won’t be great for your home’s energy efficiency, it can freshen the air and be better for your lungs. Here are some other great ideas you can incorporate for better home air quality:

  • Avoid using chemical air fresheners. Use essential oils and candles instead.
  • Avoid buying furniture treated with flame retardant chemicals.
  • Use natural deodorizers like baking soda or Moso bags to eliminate odors.
  • Vacuum your rugs and floors often
  • Use a doormat to eliminate debris buildup in your home.
  • Incorporate a quality HEPA-certified air filtration unit in your home’s HVAC system.

We offer a wide range of HEPA-certified air purifying solutions and we’ll be happy to diagnose your air quality and offer affordable options. Contact us now to find out how we can best serve you.

Expert HVAC Services at a Fair Price

At McCarthy Services, we take pride in providing quality HVAC products and services for homeowners in Fairfax, VA, and throughout the DC metropolitan area. We carry a huge inventory of HVAC and plumbing systems, including:

  • Air conditioners
  • Furnaces/heaters
  • Air filtration units
  • Water heaters
  • And much more

We’ll ensure you’re more than satisfied with our full money back guarantee. If you’re not happy within a year of our initial service, we’ll come back and make it right. Call us today to give your home the quality air you need to breathe easy and the climate-controlled comfort your family will love.

Breathe easier when you contact our HVAC experts today.

HEPA-Certified Air Filtration Systems

When it comes to purifying your home’s air, you have several options. The easiest solutions are furnace and ventilation filters. These can block outside air pollutants from entering your home and need to be replaced every two to three months. These filters can also keep your internal air conditioning system clean and functioning effectively. Another option is to have a whole house air filter installed in your HVAC system. These silent components are effective at protecting a large area in your home. We often suggest investing in a higher-end whole house air filter that utilizes its own fans. This enables the air filters to have higher airflow and better HEPA-certified filters can be used. HEPA filters are able to filter out much smaller particles (and bacteria) than a normal furnace or ventilation filter would. Personal room air purifiers can be used to decontaminate the air around you. Room air purifiers can remove up to 90 percent of the dust and bacteria particles that trigger asthma-related symptoms. At McCarthy Services, we offer a wide range of quality air filtration solutions to meet your needs and your budget. We’re happy to make suggestions and we’ll ensure you get the best possible price. Call us now to schedule a home air filter inspection.

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