Springtime HVAC Pollutants

With so many pollutants in our environment, you may be concerned about the air quality of your home. If you live in the Durham area, CWJ Heating and Air wants to help you.

Our advanced air filtration and decontamination technology can eliminate 99.98% of airborne particles and 99.9% of surface micro-organisms. These include pollutants such as bacteria, viruses, pollen, mites, and mold.

One of the ways we can help is by controlling the relative humidity level. This minimizes the growth and vitality of most biological contaminants. If you are familiar with Durham’s summers, you can understand the need for humidity control.

If you or someone in your household are affected by allergens, the symptoms would include, but not limited to:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Watery eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Lethargy

You can prevent such contaminants from thriving by maintaining a clean environment—mopping standing water, vacuuming, disinfecting—and by keeping your HVAC systems in perfect working order.

Most mold growth sites include tiles in the bathroom, walls of the basement, areas around windows where moisture collects and gathers, and near sinks, shower heads, and water fountains all which are prone to leak.

Probable causes or sources of water and moisture problems include leaks in the roof, maintenance that has been put off, condensation connected with high humidity or cold pockets in the building, centralized flooding due to plumbing failures or heavy rains, slow leaks in plumbing fixtures, and malfunction or poor design of humidification systems. Uncontrolled humidity can also be a source of moisture leading to mold growth, particularly in hot, humid climates.

Let CWJ help your home, health, and humidity.