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The Gift of Quality Air


If you have family members who suffer from allergies or asthma, or have pronounced air quality problems in your home, you might consider gifting your family clean air for the holidays. Considering that the average person spends almost 90% of their time indoors, it only makes sense that the air inside should be clean and healthy. There are a variety of reasons that a home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) might be poor. The air quality of your city, the condition of your HVAC and duct system, pet ownership and mold infestation are all issues that can compromise the air in your home.

Metro has a variety of IAQ solutions that include source removal, air cleaning and improved ventilation. We can give your home a thorough assessment and make recommendations for proper treatment. Interested in giving a gift that will benefit the entire family? Though it’s not a crowd-pleasing electronic device, a healthy IAQ is a gift that will resonate for years to come.

Curious about the quality of your air? Here is a list of common signs that might indicate an unhealthy IAQ:

  • Signs of mold or mildew in your home.
  • Water leaks in the ceiling, walls or plumbing.
  • Gas appliance leakage (and other related problems).
  • High humidity in the home; condensation on windows.
  • Poor ventilation with stuffy air quality.
  • Pet contamination; hair, dander and tracked in pollutants.
  • Dust mites/carpeting contamination.
  • Feeling sick at home, but better when you’re away.
  • Chimney damage.
  • Concentration of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
  • Change in health after a renovation.

During your holiday festivities, a creature might not be stirring – but there could be several pollutants floating in air. In fact, there are dozens of common toxins that might be affecting your health (in addition to the pervasive mold and mold spores). Below is a list of the most common pollutants:

  • Secondhand smoke
  • Asbestos
  • Radon
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Nitrogen dioxide
  • Dust and molds
  • Lead and lead particles
  • Pet hair and dander
  • Rodents and roaches

10 Common Indoor Air Pollutants

It’s essential that your indoor air is clean and kept free from allergens for the health and comfort of your household. In fact, according to the EPA, a poor IAQ is one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health. Securing air quality solutions for your home might not be the first gift idea on your list – but it’s one that will be appreciated for years to come. Along with the new gadgets and video games, wrap up a package of health from the IAQ experts at Metro. We can help assess your indoor air needs and recommend a package that is right for you. Call us at 423-855-0967 and we’ll schedule an appointment today!

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Looking to improve your indoor air quality? Metro Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning is the service company you want!  Call us today at (423) 616-1025!

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