Call Aloha Aire Heating & Cooling for great AC repair service in Texarkana TX
(903) 832-5642
3097 Brinley Rd. Texarkana, TX 75501

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Understanding the different solutions for Indoor Air Quality problems starts with recognizing the main causes of concern. Pollutants, humidity, and temperature are the major factors of air quality and overall comfort in your home. The different pollutions we find in the home can be categorized into three major groups, all of which have different effects and different methods of control.

~Pollutants~

(VOCs)  The first category is called (VOCs) or Volatile Organic Compounds. This type of air pollutant is most closely associated with our sense of smell. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands. Examples include: paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials and furnishings, office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper, graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic solutions. Organic chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household products. Paints, varnishes, and wax all contain organic solvents, as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic, degreasing, and hobby products. Fuels are made up of organic chemicals. All of these products can release organic compounds while you are using them, and, to some degree, when they are stored.

(Particulate Matter)  The next source of pollution is probably the most recognizable as it is the only one we can actually see; it’s dust and dirt and the myriad of other particles that float through our air, collectively known as, Particulate matter. Of course we can’t see all of these types of pollutants, only the largest examples such as pet hair and dust accumulation but there are a lot more that we don’t see. In fact, in this category of Particulate pollution, only 1% of what is there can actually be seen with the human eye. Particulate matter is measured in Microns, a unit of length equal to one millionth of one meter. To get some perspective on this, the average human hair is 100 microns wide. These microscopic pieces can be made up of almost anything and follow a nearly endless cycle of floating and settling. It rises when disturbed to follow air current to its next location and then settles again until the process is repeated. It keeps going until the particulate is removed or trapped. Unfortunately, one very common place for this type of pollutant to become trapped in, is our lungs.
(Biological Contaminates)  Another type of air born pollutant is the Biological Contaminate, primarily comprised of living bacteria. Mold, mildew, and the flu virus are all common examples of this kind of pollution. The most important consideration in understanding this pollutant is that it is alive and as with any other living thing, it requires that certain factors be present in order to survive. To be specific, those factors are dark, damp, and warm and that’s it. It doesn’t take much for bacteria to thrive and unfortunately there are a lot of places in our homes that can fit this description. Especially here in our local climate, where humidity levels are high almost all year long, the moisture or damp factor can be the hardest to control. A fast growing problem in the United States, the recent rise in Biological Contaminates found indoors, is often tied to changes in building methods. Homes are increasingly being built with efficiency in mind and this means a very tight structure. Using fiber board wraps and sealing all the gaps in a home is great for efficiency but also leads to an unintended, though predictable, consequence. The tightness of these new homes does keep energy from escaping and likewise, moisture. This moisture gets trapped and becomes the food source for future bacteria colonies. In order to address this new problem of moisture, while still maintaining the energy efficiency of a tight structure, we turn to two methods of control; ventilation and light. Controlled ventilation will imitate the drafty houses of yesterday without compromising energy efficiency by tempering outside air and mixing it with your indoor environment, creating a constant influx of fresh air. Controlling Biological Contaminates can also be done with UV light. While limited in its effective range, directing airflow to pass by a UV lamp will effectively kill all the living organisms found in the air stream.

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Aloha Aire, Inc.
Address:  3097 Brinley Rd
Texarkana, TX 75501
Phone:     (903) 832-5642
Fax:          (903) 223-3697
Aloha Aire, Inc.
Address:  3097 Brinley Rd
Texarkana, TX 75501
Phone:     (903) 832-5642
Fax:          (903) 223-3697
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