Indoor Air QualityBethesda, MD, Falls Church, VA, Arlington, VA, Ashburn, VA, Potomac, MD & Rockville, MD
Richards Air Conditioning Company, Inc. specializes in concerns with Indoor Air Quality. Our licensed technicians rely on in-depth factory training, hands-on experience, and product knowledge to determine problems in the home and offer specific and effective recommendations. We rely on proven methods that work in conjunction with your HVAC system to ensure a cleaner, healthier, and more comfortable home.
Breathe easier with our indoor air quality solutions!
Airborne particles, fumes, volatile organic compounds, bacteria, unstable humidity levels, and other irritants are a threat to health and well-being. Flu-like symptoms, coughing, sneezing, headaches, rashes, static shock, asthma, allergies, respiratory infections, itchy eyes, and elevated concentrations of dust mites are all consequences of poor Indoor Air Quality. Be as careful with the air you breathe as you are with the food you eat. Contaminated household air is a very real danger.
Richards Air Conditioning Company, Inc. provides a cost-effective defense against degraded air quality. We recognize that proactive measures are often necessary to ensure a healthy environment. Through careful analysis and accurate implementation of state-of-the-art technology, your home will provide a safe refuge you can enjoy with complete peace of mind. When you contact the professionals from Richards Air Conditioning Company, Inc., we’ll work with you to provide solutions that satisfy your expectations.
Some of our air quality solutions include:
- Electronic Air Cleaners – Electronic Air Cleaners produce the greatest amount of clean air, at a lower cost, than other air cleaning methods. Requiring less energy than a 40 watt bulb, these systems operate with a very low static “pressure drop” or airflow resistance, and are ideal for people who are sensitive to airborne viruses, bacteria, or mold particles. Working in-line with your HVAC system, 95% of pathogens down to .30 micron in size are trapped, then killed or inactivated by electrical charge. With air re-purified up to 8 times per hour, pollen, animal dander, smoke, bacteria and other pollutants are captured and retained.
- Media Type Air Cleaners – Media Type Air Cleaners combine minimum maintenance with effective air cleaning capacity. Installed in the return duct of nearly any forced air heating or cooling system, this convenient option traps airborne particles as small as .1 micron. To put that in perspective, the diameter of human hair ranges between forty and fifty microns. Media Type Air Cleaners are less expensive than Electronic Air Cleaners to purchase and install, and are also simpler to maintain. The replaceable paper cartridge needs to be changed only once a year.
- Humidifiers – Relative humidity is best maintained between thirty and sixty percent. Quite often, during winter months, heated air lacks sufficient moisture. Inadequate humidity can result in damage to fine furnishings, dry skin, dried nasal passages, static shock, irritated symptoms of eczema and psoriasis, and leave you more vulnerable to illness. When moisture levels are properly regulated, you’ll feel warmer at lower temperatures. You can turn down the thermostat, saving money without giving up comfort. Whole-home humidifiers require minimal maintenance, operate silently, and create a healthier, more comfortable home.