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The last thing to consider when looking at your own indoor air quality is the possibility of old or outdated building materials in your home.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!
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
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.
- 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
Bobby Foard has been our technician with Panther for the past several years. He has done or overseen many repairs and installation of our equipment. He is very experienced, keeps up with the latest innovations, and knowledgeable. He is always punctual and follows thru on all projects. He keeps us informed during the work and when done explains what he did and why and the next steps to possible follow-up. He is very caring and personable. On a scale of one to ten in all areas, Bobbie is definitely a 10!
There are so many heating and cooling services to choose from and I am SO GRATEFUL I chose this company. They are knowledgeable, professional, honest, and just overall good people serving their community in the best way. Our technician, Terry, went above and beyond calling for parts, getting us warranties, coordinating with the manager to ensure we were getting the BEST deal and service possible and communicated with us from beginning to end. We had major leaks in our system that needed repair & our refridgerant literally ran out a day before parts could be installed and our home immediately started to climb to over 83 degrees. They arranged for us to take our 1 and 2 year old babies and stay at a nice local hotel for the night! They have truly been a blessing and we will continue to use them for our heating and cooling needs for years to come! And congratulations Terry, you will be an AWESOME father!!
First time using Panther after our AC stopped working. Our tech Bryson was amazing. He came out immediately on a Sunday. Our issue was complicated, so he returned first thing Monday AM to contact our machine’s manufacturer to ensure the correct problem was dealt with and to see if our repair would be covered under warranty. Panther went above and beyond to drove out of town to collect the needed part, so the repair could be done same-day. We were so grateful for such fast service that we felt comfortable signing up for a service plan with Panther. Thanks for everything Panther and especially Bryson!
We’ve been customers of Panther for years and continue to give them high recommendations. The Technician arrived as scheduled, was very polite and professional, and did impeccable work on systems. These are good Rock Hill people (our kids went to school together) and are now in the second generation of their family providing excellent service. Many thanks to Panther!
We have used Panther Heating and Cooling many years. They replaced our upstairs and downstairs units in June 2022.
* Estimate was clear and easy to understand
* Scheduled installation quickly (the very next day!)
* Installers were extremely polite and very clean (it didn't even look like they had even been there)
*Service calls and repairs are scheduled quickly and they are always on-time or early
These guys provide the best service I’ve ever had from an HVAC company. Four years ago they installed my geothermal service at my house in amazing job their experts at it. Josh the owner stare in that direction and I’ve been so happy with the system and the service of his company!
Terry was my technician and he came out to my new home (1949 flip remodel) to fix what was done incorrectly during the previous homeowner flip/install. He insured my unit outside and inside was working at its best capacity/efficiency. He had to do quite a few fixes. Freon was added since values were not fully open. Installed a p-trap to prevent chiller/unit from backing and leaking and tighten up any duct leaks. He explained all items very clearly and i was very pleased with the outcome.
Im new to Rock Hill and like to use local. I would GrEATLY recommend Panther Heating and Cooling and technician Terry. Very Satisfied.
Job well done.
Both the office staff and the technician were super friendly and professional. Panther was able to quickly diagnose the issue and had it repaired in next to no time at all. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for repair service or even seasonal maintenance.
Brian arrived within 2 hours of reaching out to them. Quickly evaluated the problem and gave us honest options about what we could do to fix it. We went the less expensive route, but we know it’s a temporary fix and will need to be replaced eventually. Appreciated Brian’s feedback and will definitely use them in the future!! Highly recommend!