Indoor Air Quality

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On average, people spend 90 percent of their time indoors but don’t know that indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than outside air. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has indoor air quality ranked as one of the top five environmental dangers to public health. It is linked to severe asthma and allergy development in children and to heart problems and lung cancer in children and adults.

What Are Some Symptoms of Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Symptoms of poor indoor air quality depend on the particular contaminant and are sometimes mistaken for allergies, stress, colds, or flu. Some of these associated symptoms are coughing, sneezing, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, nose bleeds, sore throat, and upper respiratory congestion. Your air quality can also contribute to the development or the exacerbation of some more serious conditions including infections, lung diseases, asthma, and heart disease.

What Are Some Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor air quality is affected by anything that releases gas or particles, which include combustion, personal-care products and activities, and even outdoor air quality.

Inadequate ventilation will trap contaminated air inside and can keep clean, fresh air from getting in. If you have unmaintained heating and air conditioning systems, your clogged air filters and dirty ducts will contribute to dust and mites in the air. Dampness in your house caused by floods, leaks, high humidity, or an unmaintained humidifier or dehumidifier can create mold and bacteria. Call Panther Heating and Cooling for help in detecting the possible sources in your home.

You May Be Polluting Your Own Air!

Your own activities can contribute to the pollutants in the air. Cleaners and personal-care products are high culprits for this. Do not smoke inside. Cigarette smoke contains 7,000 chemicals and 69 poisons known to cause cancer. Children and elderly people are particularly sensitive to this, but it is unhealthy for everyone.

Burning of any kind of fuel releases particles into the air. Adequate ventilation is necessary to keep these contaminants under control.

The last thing to consider when looking at your own indoor air quality is the possibility of old or outdated building materials in your home. These poisonous building materials include asbestos and furniture made out of wood treated with formaldehyde.

What Can You Do To Improve Your Home's Air Quality?

Follow the recommendations below to help improve your home’s air quality:

  • Ensure proper ventilation around fuel-burning appliances like furnaces, fireplaces, ranges, and heaters.
  • Use proper ventilation when cleaning, painting, or using harsh chemical products in your home.
  • Replace and maintain your home’s air filters at least once a season.
  • Have your ductwork tested for leaks.
  • Clean your humidifiers and dehumidifiers regularly.
  • Keep your house clean by regularly vacuuming (use a HEPA vacuum cleaner), washing bedding, and leaving shoes at the door.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector, test for radon, and leave the asbestos to the professionals!

Dehumidifiers

A dehumidifier removes moisture from the air. Excess moisture can cause a number of seen and unseen issues in your home. Old and new houses alike go through phases of humidity levels for many different reasons.

Newer or remodeled homes have better insulation than ever before. While this cuts your energy costs overall, it also creates less air flow and therefore traps humidity. Older houses can have badly insulated pipes, windows, and cool surfaces which, when mixed with warm interior air, can create moisture. Your daily activities can contribute to the humidity level in your home as well.

Signs You May Need a Dehumidifier

  • Condensation on your windows or doors - water beading or fog/vapor on the glass of your windows
  • Mold spots on your ceiling or the corners of your walls
  • Musty odor
  • Spring water run-off
  • Blistering paint or peeling wallpaper
  • Creaky doors/windows/floors

Humidifiers

A humidifier is a device that emits water vapor to increase the humidity in your home. Our experts can help you determine if your home or business needs a humidifier.

A humidifier is often used to battle the symptoms associated with cold weather. The dry air caused by cold weather can wreak havoc on your respiratory system as well as damage your wooden furniture, musical instruments and more. A humidifier combats all of these things by reintroducing the needed moisture into the air in your home.

Humidifier Benefits

  • Relief for chest congestion
  • Relief for sinusitis
  • Helps prevent chapped skin
  • Helps to remedy colds and allergies faster
  • Can help prevent nosebleeds
  • Can help prevent snoring
  • Protect furniture
  • Protect wooden instruments

Customer Reviews

Michael Cook Avatar
Michael Cook
10/12/2021 - Google

Panther was able to schedule a service call the same afternoon I called. Bobby Foard and partner Williams arrived on time, quickly diagnosed the problem with the thermostat and replaced the faulty unit. Both technicians were professional and personable, giving helpful information for better AC performance. Mr. Foard offered a service maintenance plan by Panther to insure our AC units remain in top condition in the future. The overall service by Panther was excellent and affordable.

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Libby
10/07/2021 - Google

Thomas and Jack were on time, professional, courteous, knowledgeable and answered all of my questions without hesitation. They came out for winter maintenance on our recently purchased system from Panther. I would highly recommend Panther to anyone needing their services. Thank you guys.

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Juanita Toatley
9/30/2021 - Google

The Panther technicians installed an air purifier at my home. They arrived on time, conducted themselves professionally, and responded to my questions. I was very pleased with the service provided by Panther. I would recommend them to others.

Bo Britt Avatar
Bo Britt
9/15/2021 - Google

Fantastic service and responsiveness. Called after 6pm at night and Terry was at my house by 8pm and great to work with. Highly recommend their services

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Stonehaven Remodelling
8/17/2021 - Google

Mike, Josh, Bobby and the team at Panther once again took great care of us, this time was for more than maintenance on our 16 year old system. They got us repaired and up and running quickly for less than I thought it would cost. Thanks Panther

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Deanna Metts
8/11/2021 - Google

Terry Morrison is a great example of this company. He was amazing. He got our a/c up and running and went above and beyond. He kept us informed every step of the way. I would highly highly recommend Panther for your a/c or heater needs.!!!

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Elaine Thrift
7/20/2021 - Google

Anthony did a great job! He showed up on time, even earlier than I expected due to the window of time given for the appointment. He was courteous and explained every thing he would be doing.

Alan Martin Avatar
Alan Martin
7/11/2021 - Google

Called for AC repair on Sunday morning and repairs were finished by early afternoon. Communication was great and Nick Estes was on time which is very important to me.

Kathy Lyon Avatar
Kathy Lyon
7/10/2021 - Google

Terry Morrison was fantastic. He was very clear about options for my repair, and he explained everything very well. He was very personable and courteous. I give him the highest recommendation I can give.

Charlie Grant Avatar
Charlie Grant
7/09/2021 - Google

Outstanding company. I highly recommend them. Always professional and their techs are highly trained and knowledgeable. Panther is the best in the business.

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