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Indoor Air Quality Services in South Jersey

Indoor air quality is something we don’t think about as often as we do our air conditioning and heating systems. After all, we turn on the AC and the furnace to stay comfortable in our homes, but most people don’t worry about whether the air they’re breathing is clean or not.

Many people are surprised to find out that the air outside their homes is often cleaner than the air inside. This is because in order to conserve energy, buildings have quality insulation that prevents cooled or heated air from escaping, depending on the season. Unfortunately, this can result in the build-up of indoor pollutants that impact your health and well-being.

While you can’t control the air outside, you can make your home’s indoor air as fresh and clean as possible with Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) solutions from McAllister in Ocean City, New Jersey.

What is an Air Purifier?

Your comfort is affected by air quality just as it is temperature, and if your home’s air is filled with dust, dirt, viruses, mold spores, and other contaminants, you’re unlikely to feel your best. Fortunately, an indoor air purifier can restore clean, fresh air to your home in South Jersey.

At McAllister, we offer customers access to the whole-home Carrier Infinity Air Purifier system, which provides top quality, whole-house air filtration. The Carrier Infinity Air Purifier traps and kills bacteria, viruses, and other pollutants in the air your family breathes.

Whether you suffer from allergies, constant breathing issues, or simply find yourself coughing and sneezing more in your home than when you’re outdoors, the Carrier Infinity Air Purifier from McAllister can elevate your comfort system and provide cleaner, healthier air for you and your family.

We also offer the following air purifying system improvements to upgrade your home’s air quality:

  • Ventilators
  • UV Lighting
  • CO Detectors
  • HEPA Filters
  • Electronic Air Cleaners (EAC)
  • And more

Contact us today to schedule a service.

COVID-19 & Your Indoor Air Quality

Airborne contaminants include everything from dust and pollen, to viruses and bacteria. Opening the windows and running fans whenever possible can help improve ventilation, but if you want to better safeguard your home against viruses like COVID-19, we recommend taking several steps, including:

  • Opening windows and doors when the weather permits to improve air circulation.
  • Have an indoor air purifying system installed in your home and/or various system upgrades, such as UV lighting.
  • Change HVAC filters regularly, and run system fans to filter fresh air as it is circulated throughout your home.

If you’re interested in keeping your indoor air protected against viruses and bacteria, contact the team at McAllister today, and learn more about our air purifying solutions near Ocean City, NJ!

Dehumidifier Benefits

When we think of mold and mildew, we usually think of high humidity levels and moisture. High humidity during the summer months can make the air in your home feel hot, stuffy, harder to breathe, and inspire mold growth. By adding a dehumidifier to your HVAC system, you can reduce the strain on your AC and improve your indoor air quality.

Whole-Home Humidifier Benefits

During the winter months, the air in your home can become incredibly dry, which can also lead to dry throat, nose, skin, etc., and encourage dust accumulation. With a whole-home humidifier system from McAllister, humidity levels are maintained during even the driest, coldest months of the year.

Humidifiers not only reduce the physical discomforts caused by dry air, they can even reduce static electricity, improve the health of houseplants, and reduce the strain that is put on your heating system.

Can You Add A Humidifier to an Existing Furnace?

With help from the IAQ professionals at McAllister, you can have a whole-home humidifier or dehumidifier added to your current HVAC system. You can also have one put in when you’re ready to invest in new heating or air conditioning installation in Ocean City, NJ.

Indoor Air Quality and Your Health

Many of us are under the impression that outdoor air pollution has more of an effect on our health than indoor air pollutants. The fact is, most of us spend more time breathing the air in our homes than we do the air outside, and if your indoor air quality is poor, this can lead to uncomfortable allergy symptoms and other health problems, such as the following:

  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sinus congestion
  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Runny nose
  • Watery or itchy eyes
  • Dry or irritated eyes, nose, throat, and skin
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Worsened asthma or allergy symptoms
  • Worsened respiratory problems
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Trouble breathing
  • Snoring

If you notice any of the above issues occurring when you are inside your home, and they seem to dissipate when you’re outdoors, poor indoor air quality may be the cause.

Common Indoor Air Pollutants

Common indoor air pollutants can include:

  • Dust mites and excessive dust
  • Animal fur and pet dander
  • Mold
  • Pollen
  • Insect droppings
  • Building materials like fiberglass and asbestos
  • Cleaning agents, solvents, and disinfectants
  • Pesticides
  • Smoke
  • Smog (when it travels from outdoors)
  • Fungi
  • Bacteria and viruses

If you’re concerned that any of the above may be affecting your indoor air quality, you will likely benefit from an IAQ purifying system. Continue reading to find out more about the benefits of HVAC system air purifiers from McAllister.

Indoor Air Quality Testing in NJ

Dust, mold spores, pollen, other allergens and airborne contaminants are something almost all South Jersey homeowners have to deal with, meaning there’s a lot to be gained by adding an air purifier, dehumidifier, or humidifier to your home. The first step is to determine what type of air quality system your home needs. The HVAC experts at McAllister help you determine this by providing professional air quality testing which measures contaminant concentrations, humidity levels, etc.

Once we determine what IAQ issues are most prevalent in your home, we will discuss available solutions and recommend a system that will address your unique needs.

Contact us today to schedule a service.

How Can I Minimize Indoor Air Pollution?

There are several ways you can improve your indoor air quality at home, including maintaining your Ocean City heating and air conditioning systems. Maintenance includes regularly replacing your HVAC air filters. Filters are built to trap airborne contaminants, and if they’re never changed, the contaminants they trap can be recirculated throughout your home.

Annual inspections are also essential to protecting indoor air quality. Furnaces can develop deadly carbon monoxide leaks, and neglecting your AC or heating system can lead to mold growth on the inner components of your units. If you want cleaner indoor air, don’t forget to schedule annual HVAC maintenance services.

Finally, one of the best ways to reduce indoor air pollution in your home is to invest in an air purifying system, dehumidifier, and/or humidifier, depending on your needs. An indoor air purifier from McAllister can significantly reduce dust, mold, fungus, viruses, bacteria, smoke, and outdoor pollutants that sneak into your home. Dehumidifiers and humidifiers can increase home comfort and improve air quality that is reduced at certain times of the year.

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Choose McAllister for Indoor Air Quality Solutions

If you want to improve your indoor air quality, the team at McAllister can help. Whether you recently renovated or moved into a new home, suffer from seasonal allergies, have pets, or simply worry about the quality of your home’s air, McAllister offers premium home air purifier systems to help you and your family breathe easier.

Since 1876 we have been providing premium HVAC services to customers throughout South Jersey, which means we know how to address and resolve a variety of indoor air quality issues. Give us a call at (800) 757-4122 today to schedule a service appointment!

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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Somers Point, NJ 08244

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