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Indoor Air Quality Solutions in South Jersey

We all care about the air we breathe. Although you can’t control the air outside, you can make your indoor air as fresh and clean as possible. Many people are surprised to learn that indoor air can be many times more polluted than outdoor air. That’s because most buildings today are sealed tight to keep heated and cooled air from leaking out. Although this conserves energy, it can create indoor air that’s infested with invisible pollutants that adversely affect health and well-being.

At McAllister, we want you to feel comfortable in your own home. To do that, we offer unparalleled IAQ solutions for residents in South Jersey. If you’re looking for a company that will make the air in your home cleaner and healthier to breathe, than look no further.

To improve the indoor air quality of your South Jersey home, contact McAllister to schedule an appointment!

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COVID-19 & Your Indoor Air Quality

While enabling proper ventilation in your home by opening windows and letting fresh air circulate can help reduce airborne contaminants, including viruses, this isn’t enough to safeguard your household completely from the virus. In fact, there is no single solution, rather several best practices that should be enacted, including:

  • Improve natural ventilation with outside air. Open more windows or doors if weather permits, especially in a way that promotes cross ventilation through open windows at opposite sides of the home.
  • Upgrade your HVAC filters. Running your HVAC system filters the air as it’s circulated. Just be sure that your fan is on, as HVAC systems only filter air when the fan is in use.
  • Invest in an air purifier for your home. Air purifiers, when part of a comprehensive safety regimen can greatly decrease your changes of exposure to the virus. Additionally, there are a wide variety of makes and models suited for virtually any home size or budget.

Interested in learning more about ways you can keep your home’s air healthy? Give our air experts a call at 609-927-4122 or reach out online today! We’re standing by to get you the answer you need and the unmatched services you deserve!

Does Your Home Need an Air Purifier?

If you’ve been holding your breath for cleaner air, the wait is over. McAllister install the Carrier Infinity Air Purifier in South Jersey—the most effective whole-house air filtration system available. This state-of-the-art air purifier system traps and kills bacteria, viruses, mold spores, allergens, and other pollutants in the conditioned air—and keeps them out of the air your family breathes.

With Carrier Infinity Air Purifier from McAllister as part of your total comfort system, you and your family can breathe easier than ever before.

To learn more about the Carrier Infinity Air Purifier or your other air quality options, contact McAllister!

Whole-Home Humidifier Benefits

We understand your home is supposed to be a place where you can relax. But how are you supposed to do just that if you are having trouble breathing in your own residence?

Whole-home humidifiers are commonly used to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin; and, the moisture added to dry air also helps relieve common irritants during winter, such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, and cracks in drywall and furniture.

We sell and install whole-home humidifiers in South Jersey to help area residents breathe easier and find relief from the discomfort caused by dry air. Contact us to learn more.

How Does Indoor Air Quality Impact Health?

Poor indoor air quality can cause a variety of symptoms that are usually associated with colds and flu:

  • Respiratory problems and shortness of breath
  • Allergy-like symptoms such as watering eyes and a runny nose
  • Sinus congestion
  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Irritations and dryness of the eyes, throat, nose, and skin
  • Worsening of existing asthma, allergies, and respiratory problems
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

If you experience these symptoms inside a building but feel better when you leave, your symptoms may be due to indoor air quality.

What Pollutes Indoor Air?

Indoor air can be polluted by a wide variety of contaminants, including:

  • Dust mites and excessive dust
  • Carbon monoxide leaks
  • Pet fur and pet dander
  • Building materials like fiberglass and asbestos
  • Cleaning agents, solvents, and disinfectants
  • Pesticides
  • Insect droppings
  • Pollen
  • Mold
  • Fungi
  • Bacteria and viruses

Do I Need an Indoor Air Quality System?

We couldn’t give you a definitive answer without actually meeting with you and testing your home, but judging by our experience and current science, yes, you probably do.

Dust, debris, mold spore, and high humidity levels are something almost all South Jersey homeowners wrestle with, meaning there’s a lot to be gained by adding an air purifier or dehumidifier. The first step is to determine what air quality system your home needs. We help you determine that by testing contaminant concentrations, humidity, etc., and discussing your home comfort concerns. The solutions we recommend to you will reflect your unique needs and problems.

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Can I Minimize Indoor Air Pollution?

Improperly or inadequately maintained heating and cooling systems commonly cause indoor air pollution. For example, HVAC filters that are not cleaned or replaced regularly can get clogged with contaminants that blow into your indoor environment. Without annual inspections, your furnace can develop deadly carbon monoxide leaks. Poor maintenance can also lead to mold growth on the indoor coil of your HVAC system. If you want cleaner indoor air, don’t neglect annual HVAC maintenance.

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Choose McAllister in Somers Point for Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Do you suffer from allergies? Are there lurking odors in your home from smoking or pets? Have you recently remodeled or renovated? If so, you are breathing in millions of germ-carrying dust and mold particles that have been hiding in your air ducts. That’s why McAllister is the company you need to know. We’ve been helping families, like yours, breathe easier in their own homes for years.

We’ve been in the indoor comfort business since 1876. That’s almost 150 years of HVAC experience. Choose our skilled team to resolve your indoor air quality issues in South Jersey! Give us a call at 609-927-4122.

Most Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SEER rating?

The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is how the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment is measured. The SEER is the amount of cooling your system will deliver per dollar spent on electricity, as compared to other systems. For example, a 3-ton unit may have a SEER efficiency rating of 13, 14, or 15. The higher the SEER the more efficient the system will be. The SEER rating of any given unit can range anywhere from 13 to 21.

Each split system cooling unit has a nominal SEER rating. This rating can be increased with the upgrade of the same series indoor unit. The SEER rating of a system is derived based on the combination of equipment installed in the home. The outdoor equipment (heat pump or air conditioner), as well as the indoor equipment (evaporator coil and furnace, or air handler), play a vital role in the total rating.

Your heating and cooling systems work incredibly hard to perform their functions for your home everyday. The constant stopping, starting and continual operation can wear down any machine if the proper care and maintenance is delayed. However, by performing regular maintenance, you can maximize the lifecycle of your heating or cooling unit and guard against many common equipment failures. Preventive maintenance inspections performed on a regular basis can uncover leaks, rust, rot, soot, frayed wires and corroded electrical contacts that the naked eye may not notice. You should have maintenance done on your system regularly to ensure maximum efficiency and allow prevent possible problems that may occur in the near future.

To keep your equipment running efficiently and maximize the useful life of your system all equipment needs to have an annual tune-up. At least once a year heat pumps and air conditioners require a professional tune-up. Inspections on boiler and furnace systems should include ductwork, pipes, dampers, valves, the chimney, registers, radiators, pumps, blowers, fuel lines, the gas meter, oil tank and every part of the actual furnace and boiler. Meanwhile, heat pump and air conditioning unit inspections should also include inspections of the fan, compressor, indoor coils, outdoor coils, line kits and refrigerant lines.

As your local Carrier dealer, McAllister… The Service Co. is your troubleshooting expert, and is glad to help you. In addition, Carrier also provides a network of troubleshooting technicians at Carrier Distribution centers across the country which McAllister… The Service Co. will utilize to solve your concern. Should we encounter a situation that requires additional factory help, we will contact our factory supported Service Manager(s) for assistance.

Since they are electronic, programmable thermostats are more accurate and efficient than thermostats that contain mercury. With programmable thermostats you can control the temperature in your home at different times of day without ever touching your thermostat. Because everything is automatic, you will never forget to change the setting on your own. A WiFi enabled thermostat allows you to monitor and adjust your home’s heating and cooling system remotely, helping you reduce your heating and cooling costs.

Standard filters work to keep your system and its ductwork clean, but they don’t really improve indoor air quality. To do that you need a media filter. The media filter rests between the main return duct and the blower cabinet and will improve dust and particle removal by seven times that of a standard filter. However, upgrading to a pleated media filter will remove everything from insecticide dust to airborne viruses from the filtered air. Always choose a filter that matches your blower’s capacity. For optimum efficiency and filtration, McAllister… The Service Co. recommends that you replace your disposable filters at least once a month. If you have washable filters, they should be cleaned once a month.

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30 Mays Landing Rd.
Somers Point, NJ 08244

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