Why You Should Upgrade Your Air Quality Today

A young woman enjoys her new, cool air conditioning on her light brown couch in her white modern home

Few things in the world feel better than escaping the broiling, suffocating heat of the Sun City into the cool embrace of your home air-conditioning. Here at B&G Mechanical, we live for making those moments for our clients, because your home is your sanctuary and we want to keep it that way. But the cool air in your home can have hidden dangers that—when left unchecked—can lead to health problems and danger down the line. Lucky for you, we know all about these dangers, and thought we’d inform you of the problems we see most often. 

Bad Bacteria, Malicious Mold, Vicious Viruses

Far smaller than the naked eye can see is an entire ecosystem of bacteria and viruses that live all around us. Most bacteria isn’t harmful, and may even be good for you. But some bacteria is out to get you, along with mold and viruses, and they can make you and your family very sick. To avoid this, you’ll want to use ultraviolet lighting to kill those bad viruses and bacteria. We can place ultraviolet lighting all throughout your home, including in the ducts and coils, so the cool air you breathe is as clean as it is refreshing. 

High Quality Filters

When was the last time you got your air filters replaced? If you can’t remember, then it’s probably time to get those replaced. It’s recommended that your air filters be replaced every month or two, but if you have allergies that could be cut down to every couple of weeks. Air filters, especially cheap ones, lose their filtering capacity very quickly. This leaves you vulnerable to all the dust, mold, and dander that can suffocate you and your home. Don’t neglect your filtration, because it can spell misery for you and your family. 

Humidity and Your Home

Humidity isn’t that much of an issue for El Paso most of the year, but it can be an issue in your home. You may have heard that excess humidity can cause damage to your furniture, but did you know that too little humidity can also cause damage? It’s true, too little humidity can warp your furniture and cause it to peel and crack. Furniture needs to be in a sweet spot to last as long as possible, and that’s why we also provide humidifiers to our clients as well. Good humidity levels keep your furniture, walls, and respiratory system in good shape.

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

We’re sure you’ve heard stories of carbon monoxide, and how it results in 50,000 emergency room visits and 400 deaths per year. Carbon monoxide is produced by a lot of everyday items: generators, grills burning charcoal or wood, and even gas stoves. You may feel dizzy, nauseated, have a headache, and more before you pass out and succumb to the noxious gas. If you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector, call us as soon as possible to get some installed in your home. 

If you notice any issues with your air quality, or just want to upgrade your air conditioning altogether, don’t hesitate to call or visit us today! 

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