More than 50 million Americans experience allergies each year, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Additionally, 25 million Americans suffer from asthma – a number that has been on a steady rise since 1980. The EPA reports concentrations of pollutants can be 2 to 5 times higher indoors, where Americans spend an average of 90% of their time.
Dust, pollen, and mold are the best-known airborne contaminants in homes. If you live in an area with higher concentrations of industrial or vehicle pollutants, or if there is a smoker in your household, your probability of respiratory-related illness is significantly higher. Home furnishings, chimneys and stoves, and cleaning products can also contribute to reduced indoor air quality (or IAQ) in your home.
Fortunately, there are many options for improving your home’s IAQ. Grove Heating and Cooling offer a range of solutions to remove pollutants from your air and ensure a humidity level for optimal comfort and health.
Grove Heating and Cooling have served Maryland communities for over a decade, including cities such as Crofton, Annapolis, Bowie, and Silver Spring. Our professional air specialists are trained to assess your indoor air quality with a professional air quality testing service and recommend options to meet your needs.
Grove proudly offers our Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee* to show our commitment to you and the quality of the work we do for you. Our technicians are NATE certified, and we are proud to be affiliated with the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and accredited by the Better Business Bureau.
Respiratory illnesses – put simply, more contaminants in your air means more contaminants in your lungs. Removing airborne particles reduces your likelihood of respiratory problems.
Reduced energy efficiency – your home can have trouble breathing, too! Airborne pollutants make your HVAC system work harder to circulate and filter air. You will see this result in higher utility bills and increased system wear and tear.
Physical discomfort – you may notice your air is too moist or dry, too warm, or has a musty smell. Don’t ignore these telltale signs of diminished IAQ.
When it comes to equipment designed to clean your home’s air, the easiest thing you can do to keep your equipment functioning properly is to keep it clean. Change your filter as the manufacturer recommends, and remove any visible dirt or debris. Empty and clean water reservoirs to avoid mold and mildew growth.
Enroll in a Grove Heating and Cooling maintenance membership when you’re ready to take your maintenance to the next level! Our memberships include benefits such as maintenance visits, service discounts, priority customer status, and much more. You can even customize your membership to include service for your indoor air quality equipment.
One of the best ways to reduce indoor air pollution is to install a whole-house UV Air purifier. UV air purifiers effectively remove viruses and bacteria that traditional HVAC filters can’t remove. UV lights effectively capture and kill these particles and contaminants before recirculating them into your living areas.
We offer UV air purifiers from Aprilaire, one of the leading names in indoor air quality solutions.
If you have an outdated thermostat, you can lower your monthly energy bills with the installation of a new programmable or smart thermostat.
These types of thermostats allow you to pre-set the temperature in your home based on the time and day of the week. For example, during the winter, you can pre-set the thermostat at lower temperatures during the day when no one is home and at a higher setting in the evening or on the weekends.
Smart thermostats, meanwhile, are another level of convenience. These units are connected to your home’s wireless system, allowing you to adjust the thermostat remotely from your smartphone or smart device. Smart thermostats can also provide you with monthly energy reports to see exactly how you’re using your HVAC system. They can even “learn” your temperature settings over time and adjust the temperature accordingly.
Homeowners in Crofton, Maryland, are well aware of how humid summers can be here. But did you know that the air can become too dry, especially during the cooler months? This leads to its own set of problems, including health issues such as nosebleeds, sore throats, and respiratory conditions. A lack of moisture in the air can also damage wood floors and furniture.
Fortunately, there’s an easy solution to these issues. Installing a whole house humidifier can keep humidity levels at the ideal range of 30 to 50 percent by adding moisture to the air and preventing the aforementioned health effects.
Opposite dry air is the presence of hot, humid air during the summertime. Health issues related to excess humidity include fatigue, dehydration, fainting, and heat stroke. When humidity levels rise above 60%, it disrupts your body’s natural cooling process. Like dry air, high humidity can also damage your home’s walls, floors, and furniture and even create an ideal breeding ground for mold growth.
Installing a whole house dehumidifier to your home’s air supply will remove excess moisture and keep the indoor humidity levels in the recommended range of 30 to 50%.
If you’re noticing humidity issues in your home or are looking for a way to improve the quality of your home’s air, contact Grove today to schedule an appointment.
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I am very happy with the service performed by Grove. The staff was friendly and attentive. They came out and diagnosed the problem quickly and sent a quote for the replacement system with a fast turnaround.
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