Resolutions Within Reach: Countdown to better IAQ in 2021 with an Indoor Air Quality Test.

If you’re looking for a New Year’s Resolution you can truly keep, that will have a profound effect on how you live, raise a toast to an IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) solution for your home. Welcome in 2021, and better health, with a UV filter for your HVAC unit, a humidifier or dehumidifier, and an air duct cleaning. According to a forbes.com article, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail, but you can put yourself and your family in a better position to succeed with an achievable goal, like healthier indoor air quality at home. The air we breathe is the foundation for our health. Because we spend so much of our time at home these days, the quality of our indoor air has never been more important.

Not sure if your indoor air needs an upgrade? Sometimes it’s apparent your indoor air needs freshening, like when you can smell something funky, like mold or mildew. Frequently, however, the culprits aren’t detectable, and viruses, bacteria, and other harmful airborne particulates are free to float rampant and unseen around the place you should feel most safe. Here’s where Medley comes in. We have a team of air-quality technicians who live and, well, breathe IAQ, and will test your air for all of the insidious offenders to your home’s IAQ. If there’s anything of concern, big or small, we’ll tell you what it is, and come up with a plan to get your air healthy again.

While taking care of your home’s IAQ may not sound glamorous, like say, working on your washboard abs or learning French, we actually think it’s as fun as it is practical (and important). The advances made around indoor air quality have yielded a number of interesting, effective solutions.

As with any resolution or goal, breaking the task into smaller parts is an effective way to make a seemingly enormous task feel more manageable. Your IAQ is no different. Your first step is to call Medley. After we test your air, we’ll walk you through all of the solutions that bring you closer to cleaner indoor air.

Duct-Cleaning

Because dust and debris can collect in your vents, keeping them clean and sanitized is your most powerful defense against airborne particulates. Every time you turn on your heat or air-conditioning, anything in your vents (or different parts of your heating/cooling system) are distributed throughout your home. Every living thing in your house is breathing that air. Our air duct cleanings utilize a process that removes all dust and debris and then sanitizes everything, for instant purification of the air you and your loved ones breathe.

Air Filters and Purification Systems

Once everything’s been cleaned, the goal is to keep it clean. We have a selection of specially designed air purification systems and filters to add to your existing systems. These run the gamut from low-tech to high. One such high-tech solution is ultraviolet (UV) air filters for your HVAC system. UV filtration and purification, the kind that has cleaned medical instruments, and even drinking water, for years, is now a tried and true method for cleaning your HVAC system. HVAC air filters use UV-C light to effectively decontaminate the air you breathe. Bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens are no match for this UV light. Some of these filters also have the capability to ionize air and indoor humidity, further boosting their antiviral and antibacterial properties. These filters can be free standing or installed inside your system, and function by way of condenser coils or germicidal lights. We’ll talk all of the options over with you so you can determine which kind UV Air Filter works best for your household.

To Humidify or Dehumidify?

Your home’s humidity (or lack thereof) is a significant part of your home IAQ equation. Too much humidity can cause mold or mildew growth, condensation, and damage to walls, wood furniture, or floors. If your home tends to the dry side, you may notice dry skin, a scratchy throat or other allergy symptoms like discomfort in your sinuses and nasal passages. A humidifier or dehumidifier may be just the prescription for creating the ideal conditions for your health, and even (in the case of a humidifier) improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Let the Medley experts help you craft an IAQ action plan to keep you and your loved ones breathing easy in 2021.

With Baby New Year barely crawling, we at Medley Heating and Air-Conditioning encourage you to stick to your resolutions for a happy and healthy year ahead. Healthy IAQ is a gift that keeps on giving for years to come. Find us at www.medleyservice.com or (972) 533-9942 to schedule your air quality test. Thank you, Carrollton-area, Texas, for making us your source for all things HVAC in 2021, and beyond.

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