Breathe Cleaner, Healthier Indoor Air with TML Service Experts
If you’re tired of low air quality disrupting your sense of comfort, let TML Service Experts identify what products and services will offer the most benefits. We can generate a complete Home Health® Report. You can reduce the risk of illness, respiratory symptoms and even the growth of mold or mildew!
Request your free Home Health Report today, or give us a call at 208-488-4892 for more information.
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Frequently Asked Questions
There’s often a simpler solution to your comfort problem. Maybe you can find the answer you’re looking for in our FAQ below!
What is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?
Indoor air quality refers to pollution in your Boise home or business. The concentration of airborne pollutants can be 2–5 times greater than outdoors. Because most people spend the vast majority of their time inside and breathe an estimated 3,000 gallons of air daily (according to the American Lung Association), this can eventually lead to problems.
Depending on your specific air quality challenges, solutions include:
- Air filtration systems capable of trapping 99.97% of particles
- Germicidal UV lights to sterilize microbes like bacteria and mold
- Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers that balance moisture levels
- Ventilation systems to keep air refreshed and flowing smoothly
What brings about indoor air pollution?
Some of the most prevalent sources of pollutants include Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs) such as cleaning or personal care products, fuel-burning utilities and appliances, and particulate matter like dust, pollen and smoke.
Can indoor air be dangerous to your health?
Definitely. Pollutants and particulate matter can expose you to illnesses and worsen respiratory conditions, especially for children and the elderly. For certain contaminants like carbon monoxide, the effects may even be fatal.
What are the health advantages of clean air?
Resolving indoor air quality concerns can produce a host of benefits to your health and well-being, such as:
- Lower risk of illness
- Fewer or less-intense asthma/allergy symptoms
- Relieve sinus irritation or sore throats
- Healthier, moisturized skin
How healthy is my indoor air?
If you find yourself cleaning every day or coughing constantly, your indoor air may not be as healthy as you would think. According to EPA studies, indoor pollutants can reach concentrations as much as 100 times higher than the air outdoors. You can determine your indoor air quality by arranging a Home Health® Report consultation with TML Service Experts.
How do I know which indoor air quality product is ideal for me?
Each home has differing comfort needs, especially if someone in your Boise home has allergies, asthma or a weak immune system. You may need a single product like a high-efficiency air filtration system, or multiple. TML Service Experts can assist you in finding the right mix of equipment.
Are all HVAC filters equal?
No. HVAC air filters differ in quality and design, and several have exclusive features. We generally advise using the filter your HVAC manufacturer recommends pairing with your system. All filters are assigned MERV ratings on a scale from 1–20. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and can make it easier to identify high-efficiency filters. In most cases, a MERV rating of 11 or lower will be sufficient.
How regularly should I change my air filter at home?
The ideal schedule for cleaning or replacing your air filter relies upon multiple factors, like the filter design and MERV rating as well as the current indoor air quality. For conventional 1”-3” filters, most brands advise replacement every 30-90 days. Pets, health conditions and even nearby pollution sources can lead to replacing the filter more often.
- A 1″ pleated air filter must be replaced every 30-60 days.
- A 2″ pleated air filter should be changed out every 3 months.
- A 3” pleated air filter should be changed every 120 days.
- A 4″ pleated air filter should be exchanged every 6 months.
- A 5” or 6″ pleated air filter ought to be replaced every 9-12 months.
Why is my throat dry when I’m home?
Assuming the problem is not your body’s hydration, extremely dry air can irritate your throat and sinuses. Start thinking about getting a whole-home humidifier if you persistently struggle with a dry, itchy throat.
What are the advantages of a central, whole-home humidifier?
Your HVAC system extracts moisture as it functions, leading to situations where humidity levels fall out of balance. Portable humidifiers can resolve humidity concerns in a single room or small area, but a central humidifier assures balanced humidity throughout the entire structure— home or business.
What is the ideal amount of indoor humidity?
For most people, comfortable humidity levels are between 30-60%. These levels are especially hard to maintain in the winter, as cold air does not hold onto moisture as well as warm air. What’s more, your furnace displaces moisture by generating hot, dry heat.
How do I select the right humidifier?
The smartest way to determine an appropriate whole-house humidifier is multiplying the total square footage by the height of the ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons of water each hour is needed to balance humidity.
You should also consider your available budget, as a humidifier needs maintenance just like any other mechanical equipment.
How much water does a humidifier use?
It depends on the model, but whole-house humidifiers average between 1.5 to 12 gallons per day. As you can imagine, arid locations will use more water to keep humidity in check.
What are essential tasks for whole-home humidifier maintenance?
Routine preventive maintenance is often crucial for lasting equipment efficiency, and your humidifier is no exception. The humidifier’s reservoir should be regularly drained and cleaned to prevent mold.
What is carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas produced by partial fuel combustion, which experts claim is frequently caused by insufficient access to oxygen. Appliances relying on natural gas, charcoal, wood or kerosene are common sources of CO gas, particularly if they are not running correctly or have been installed wrong. CO is poisonous to the body and is lethal at high levels or prolonged exposure.
What are the effects/symptoms of carbon monoxide?
Initial signs such as nausea and fatigue are often mistaken as a result of the flu. But CO gas exposure can develop, potentially leading to confusion, organ damage or even death. Other symptoms include:
- Chest pain
Should I be worried about carbon monoxide in my home?
Yes. Eliminating carbon monoxide should be a top priority because of the risk it poses to your health and well-being. CO gas can be encountered in any Boise home or commercial property, making effective ventilation and prevention tactics universally beneficial.
What can be done to safeguard my home from carbon monoxide?
Prevention is the best place to start. A few safety precautions to take include:
- Don’t let your car idle in the garage. Cars are a significant source of carbon monoxide poisoning, so do not leave yours going in the restricted space of a closed garage. The same point is true for gas equipment such as lawn mowers or snowmobiles.
- Don’t use ovens or grills as sources of heat. These appliances are safe when used properly but can make carbon monoxide when used for an extended period in small spaces.
- Never use a gas generator indoors. The fumes will have a much harder time dissipating.
- Have your chimney inspected by a specialist. This ensures chimneys and vents aren’t blocked and are connected appropriately.
- Confirm gas appliances are operating correctly, particularly your heater. You can ensure efficient, safe performance by booking routine furnace maintenance with TML Service Experts.
If carbon monoxide has been detected, you should immediately vacate the building and alert the fire department and utility provider. If a leak is spotted, you should then contact a trusted HVAC company for repairs.
How can I get rid of indoor odors?
If an air freshener isn’t doing the trick, there may be microbes or contaminants nearby producing the unpleasant odor. Bacteria and mold are common sources, but they can be treated with the sanitation properties of a germicidal UV light. They are really effective against odor-producing microorganisms.