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Indoor Air Quality Equipment in Austin

Strand Brothers Service Experts can ensure your indoor air is fresh, healthy and free of pollutants with solutions like air filtration systems and humidifiers/dehumidifiers.

Indoor Air Quality Products

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Ventilation Systems

Insufficient airflow can invite air contamination and uneven your HVAC with a dedicated ventilation system.

Germicidal UV Lights

Some airborne particles are too small for filters to catch, like viruses, mold and bacteria. Attaching a germicidal UV light in your ductwork kills or sterilizes these microbes.

Air Filtration Systems

The tight seal that locks in heating and cooling also traps contaminants within your indoor air. Purchase a high-efficiency air filtration system to minimize allergens and more.

MERV Rating Guide

Choosing the correct MERV rating for your furnace filter can be tough on your own. Our Experts discuss how to select the right one for your home.

Breathe Cleaner, Healthier Indoor Air with Strand Brothers Service Experts

If you’re tired of low air quality disrupting your sense of comfort, let Strand Brothers 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 512-592-3072 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!
  • Indoor air quality refers to pollution in your Austin home or business. The concentration of airborne pollutants can be 2–5 times greater than outdoors. Considering that most people spend 90% of their time inside and breathe roughly 3,000 gallons of air each day (according to the American Lung Association), this can eventually lead to problems.

    Depending on your specific air quality concerns, 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
  • Some of the most common 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.

  • Absolutely. Pollutants and particulate matter can bring about illnesses and worsen respiratory conditions, particularly for children and the elderly. For certain contaminants like carbon monoxide gas, the effects may even be fatal.

  • Resolving indoor air quality concerns can result in a host of benefits to your health and well-being, such as:

    • Lower risk of illness
    • Fewer or less-extreme asthma/allergy symptoms
    • Relieve sinus irritation or sore throats
    • Healthier, moisturized skin
  • 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 find out your indoor air quality by scheduling a Home Health® Report consultation with Strand Brothers Service Experts.

  • Each home has differing comfort needs, especially if someone in your Austin home has allergies, asthma or a weak immune system. You may need a single product like a high-efficiency air filtration system, or multiple. Strand Brothers Service Experts can aid you in identifying the right combination of equipment.

  • No. HVAC air filters differ in quality and design, and some 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 aid you to identify high-efficiency filters. For most residential needs, a MERV rating of 11 or lower is appropriate.

  • The ideal schedule for cleaning or replacing your air filter depends on multiple factors, like the filter design and MERV rating as well as the current indoor air quality. For common 1”-3” filters, most brands recommend replacement every 30-90 days. Pets, health conditions and even nearby pollution sources can necessitate replacing the filter more often.

    • A 1″ pleated air filter must be replaced every 30-60 days.
    • A 2″ pleated air filter should be swapped 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.
  • Presuming the problem is not your body’s hydration, excessively dry air can irritate your throat and sinuses. Consider putting in a whole-home humidifier if you persistently struggle with a dry, itchy throat.

  • Your HVAC system extracts moisture as it runs, 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 whole home.

  • For most people, comfortable humidity levels are between 30-60%. These levels are particularly 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.

  • The smartest way to find 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/H2O is required every hour to ensure balanced humidity.

    You should also consider your available budget, as a humidifier needs maintenance just like any other mechanical equipment.

  • While specific amounts depend on the model, whole-house humidifiers average between 1.5 to 12 gallons per day. Needless to say, dry environments will use more water to keep humidity in check.

  • Regular preventive maintenance is often crucial for sustainable equipment efficiency, and your humidifier is no exception. The humidifier’s reservoir should be regularly drained and cleaned to prevent mold.

  • Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas produced by partial fuel combustionwhich, in turn is frequently caused by insufficient access to oxygen. Appliances relying on natural gas, charcoal, wood or kerosene are common sources of CO gas, usually if they are not running correctly or have been installed incorrectly. CO is poisonous to the body and is lethal at high levels or long exposure.

  • Initial symptoms such as nausea and tiredness are often incorrectly recognized as a result of the flu. But CO gas exposure can advance, potentially leading to confusion, organ damage or even death. Other symptoms include:

    • Headaches
    • Dizziness
    • Chest pain
    • Vomiting
  • Yes. Getting rid of carbon monoxide should be a top priority because of the danger it poses to your health and well-being. CO gas can be found in any Austin home or commercial property, making proper ventilation and prevention techniques universally beneficial.

  • 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 unventilated space of a closed garage. The same 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 correctly but can make carbon monoxide when used for an extended period in small spaces.
    • Never operate 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, especially your heater. You can ensure efficient, safe functionality by arranging routine furnace maintenance with Strand Brothers 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 discovered, you should then contact a reputable HVAC company for repairs.

  • If an air freshener isn’t doing the trick, there may be microbes or contaminants nearby producing the unpleasant odor. Bacteria and mold are typical sources, but they can be treated with the sanitation properties of a germicidal UV light. They are really effective against odor-producing microorganisms.

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