Indoor air quality is a growing concern throughout the Virginia area. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollutant levels can be up to 100X higher than outdoor air. At Indoor Air Quality Medics Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve got solutions. IAQ Medics - your first responders in home comfort!
The simplest and most effective way to clean the air in your home is with a whole-house air cleaner. Air cleaners are installed as part of your home’s central heating and cooling system and are designed to replace your system’s traditional one-inch filter. Whole-home air cleaners operate silently within your HVAC system, trapping harmful contaminants like pollen, mold and mildew, bacteria and viruses, dust mites, and more with every cycle. And, while most traditional air filters need to be cleaned or replaced every 3-4 months, air cleaners require minimal maintenance - once a year cleaning or replacement, depending on system run time and regional variability.
We can provide endless clean air for you and your family with the highest quality air filtration systems that can:
When it comes to winter air in Northern Virginia, it’s sometimes hard to tell which is less comfortable—cold outdoor air or dry indoor air! IAQ Medics recommends installing humidifiers to keep just the right amount of moisture in your home’s indoor air. Don’t let uncomfortably dry indoor air worsen your allergies, dry out your skin, lips, throat and even your furniture.
If you live in the Alexandria, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Lorton, Woodbridge, and all of Northern Virginia. Dehumidifiers have several benefits for your home and family. Here are signs you may need one:
A dehumidifier can help you reduce risks of mold forming in your home, especially in areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, where higher levels of humidity are often present. If your home has a mold or moisture problem, a dehumidifier can help prevent costly repairs.
Seasonal changes in the Virginia area often lead to allergy and asthma flare-ups, while winter often brings dry, brittle air along with colds and flu. Year ‘round the air can be contaminated with dust, smog, and more. But there are ways to manage the allergens and pollutants in your home to reduce symptoms and keep your indoor space healthy and comfortable — install a home purifier. With an air purifier, you can expect:
Advances in energy efficiency have made homes tightly sealed, with energy efficient windows and doors, thicker insulation and airtight vapor barriers to maximize energy efficiency and save money.
Unfortunately, these advances have also made it nearly impossible for homes to breathe, meaning that stale, polluted air stays trapped within your walls and fresh outside air has no way of getting in. When too little outdoor air enters your home, pollutants start to accumulate, eventually reaching levels that can pose potentially severe health and comfort problems.
Adding mechanical ventilation to your home can provide the proper balance of outdoor air circulation. Mechanical ventilation uses electronic devices such as fans to remove air from either a single room or the whole house, exhausting the air to the outside and replacing it with fresh, conditioned air.
The HVAC experts at IAQ Medics are here to help with ventilation solutions.