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Signs Your Home Has Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor Air Pollution FilterThere could be contaminants in the air in your home that lead to health issues. If you suspect your home has indoor air pollution, don’t hesitate to give the experts at Oliver a call. We can help improve your air quality so you and your family can breathe better and stay healthier. If you are unsure about your home’s air quality, take a look at these signs to help you identify pollution before it causes health issues.

Causes of Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor air quality is a growing concern among health and safety officials. The air you breathe has a direct impact on your wellness, so it’s important to understand what causes poor air quality. One of the most common causes of indoor air pollution is a poorly kept HVAC system. Humidity, circulation, and temperature problems can reduce the quality of the air in your home, causing illness and other issues. If you’re experiencing indoor air pollution due to faults in your ventilation system, the HVAC experts at Oliver can repair your system today so you can enjoy better air quality tomorrow.

Other causes of poor air quality include the use of harmful paint, fiberglass, glue, and other substances during the construction of your home. As particles from these materials break off, they can contaminate the air and cause irritation. Contaminants like mold, fungi, and bacteria are also common problems and are known to cause serious health issues. In addition, having low outdoor air intake can drastically reduce air quality.

Common Air Quality Contaminants

There are many sources of air pollution that produce a variety of contaminants including:

  • Mold and fungus
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Mites
  • Harmful gases
  • Asbestos
  • Ozone
  • VOCs

Common sources of these contaminants include people, construction materials, cleaners, carpets, furniture, paint, and HVAC system issues. Having your home’s HVAC system maintained and repaired can help improve air quality and reduce indoor air pollution.

Poor Indoor Air Quality Symptoms

From flu-like symptoms to unusual odors, there are many telltale signs that the air quality in your home isn’t what it should be. Here are the signs your home and your body will send you when your indoor air quality needs attention.

Indoor Allergens SneezeAllergies, Sickness, and Odors

Allergies can be caused by pollen and other irritants building up in your home over time. If you experience allergy-like symptoms when you are at home, they may be an indication of air pollution. If your symptoms clear up when you leave your home, this is a sign that something in the air in your house is causing your allergic reaction. Watering eyes and nasal congestion are common symptoms of an allergic reaction to airborne contaminants.

Flu-like symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and nausea can also indicate an air quality issue. Shortness of breath, coughing, and other respiratory issues may arise in response to pollutants like mold and smoke. Strange odors and uneven temperatures are also clear signs that you have an air quality issue in your home. You may also notice that your furniture needs dusting more often, which may cause allergies.

Stop Indoor Air Pollution Today

If you are experiencing any of the signs and symptoms mentioned above, don’t hesitate to get your HVAC system checked out by Oliver. Our skilled technicians can diagnose and repair any issues that may be contributing to poor air quality in your home. Contact Oliver today and breathe better with a ventilation system that works properly.

6 Tips to Get Your Heater Ready for Winter

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As you know, the winter season can get pretty brutal in PA, NJ, and DE. From below-zero temperatures to feet of snow, it’s important to have a heater that works properly all season long. Here, our heating maintenance company shares some tips for preparing your heater so it can keep you warm when you need it most:

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The Importance of Generator Maintenance

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A generator is a great investment for your home – especially if you live in an area that experiences bad weather. Like other systems, you generator needs care in order to operate properly. Generator maintenance is an important part of owning a generator. At Oliver, our experts can help you schedule it on a regular basis.

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Is It Time to Replace the Ductwork in Your Home?

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Many homeowners have central HVAC systems, which means they have two communicating units (an indoor and and outdoor) as well as ductwork that runs through the house. If you’re one of these homeowners, you probably don’t think much about your ductwork, but it’s essential for carrying heat or air conditioning to the various vents in your home.

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What Our Customers Have to Say

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At Oliver, we’re proud to offer the best products and workmanship to homeowners and commercial building owners. Since 1971, we’ve focused on customer satisfaction and have built up a wonderful customer base around the area – we’ve even been named Contractor of the Year! Here are some of the most recent HVAC reviews we’ve received from our customers about our company:

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3 Benefits of a Lutron Caséta Wireless Installation

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Have you always wanted more control over your home? At Oliver, we offer Lutron Caséta Wireless, a state-of-the-art home technology installation that can make your everyday life easier in a variety of ways. Here’s why our home electrical service experts recommend Lutron Caséta:

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How to Cool the Second Floor of Your Home

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Is your home’s second floor too hot? You’re not alone. Many homeowners experience a second floor that simply doesn’t seem to be getting any air conditioning during the summertime. Here, our air conditioning experts share some tips on what may be causing the situation and how to cool it down:

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How Does Air Conditioning Actually Work?

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When the temperatures rise outside, the last thing you want to be is hot and uncomfortable in your home; that’s when you head to your thermostat to turn your air conditioning on. But have you ever wondered how your air conditioning actually works? Here, our air conditioning installation experts explain:

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The Benefits of a Building Automation Solution

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While our HVAC contractors work hard to bring the right solutions to homeowners, we also work hard to help commercial and industrial customers manage their facilities better. With our building automation solutions, we can help regulate the heat, air conditioning, and electricity that you use. With an automation system, you’ll enjoy:

A lower utility bill

When it comes to heating, air conditioning, and electricity, you probably use all of them more than you need to. With a building automation solution, automated controls will be able to learn your system and determine how often your heat or air needs to run and how often your lights should be on – all of which can save you anywhere from 20% to 40% on your utility bills.

Constant comfort

With the perfect amount of heat or air conditioning at all times, you and your workers will constantly stay comfortable (and you won’t have to deal with complaints).

A smaller carbon footprint

Having a building automation solution is a great environmental choice – especially if you’re someone who likes to “go green.” The automated controls will help your building use less power, which means you’ll reduce your carbon footprint.

Increased property value

The value of most commercial buildings is largely based on its operating income; when you lower your utility bills, you increase your operating income. This means that the larger your operating income, the more your property is worth.

Improved productivity

It’s hard to work productively when you’re too hot, too cold, or don’t have enough light. With the constant comfort that a building automation solution provides, your workers will always be at the right temperature, and you’ll see an improvement in their productivity.

If you’re interested in a better way to manage your facility, contact the HVAC contractors at Oliver Mechanical. We’ll help you find the best solution.