An expert interview about air quality

An expert interview about air quality

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An expert interview about air quality

FAQ interview with their experts; Hot topic today; Impact on how you feel reached out to local Glenwood Springs air quality expert and asked these questions;

Climate Control Can Help You Deal with Fall Allergies

Very soon you’re going to see it. The green carpet of our mountain forests will be dotted with a mosaic of vibrant colors. The aspen will be turning along with the scrub oaks. It’s a great time of year to enjoy the Colorado outdoors, except for those pesky allergies.

Climate Control Company knows it’s a hot topic for many of you, and we went to the experts to get answers to some of your frequently asked questions:

  • What are the main fall allergies in the mountains?
      • On the plus side, we are not in the middle of prime ragweed country, but it is still a significant source of fall pollen. In addition, ragweed pollen can be carried hundreds of miles from other areas depending on weather conditions. Several varieties of sagebrush also contribute to our fall allergies, along with common grasses like orchard and timothy.
  • I hear a lot about dust mites affecting indoor air quality. How much do I need to worry about them?
      • These tiny (invisible to the naked eye) creatures can cause allergic reactions just like pollen does. This time we have some really good news. Dust mites cannot thrive here because of our dry climate. They need more indoor humidity. Unless there’s a source of excess moisture in your home, they should not be a problem.
  • Can we really feel the effects of air pollution problem on the Western Slope?
      • The answer to that is an emphatic no and yes. If you’re talking strictly about the amount of pollutants the answer is no, at least not compared to a larger city like Denver. What we do have starting in the fall and throughout winter are temperature inversions. Cold air gets trapped in our mountain valleys and the pollution can’t escape. On those days, our air can become unhealthy, especially for anyone who suffers from allergies or asthma. The longer the inversion lasts, the more serious the problem can become.
  • What can Climate Control do to help my allergies?
      • There are several steps we can take to improve your indoor air quality:
        • Air quality testing—We have the tools to determine IF you have a problem and what type of problem it is. Then we can give you a plan to fix it.
        • Duct Cleaning—We highly recommend duct cleaning as a regular service. Your ducts can be home to dust, mold, and even rodent droppings. The moving air can blow those allergens into your living areas.
        • Filtration & Air Cleaners—The IAQ experts at Climate Control will talk with you about a variety of choices including high-efficiency filtration and ultraviolet lights.
        • Radiant floor heat—If you are remodeling or doing new construction, talk with us about the benefits of radiant floor heating. Unlike forced air systems, there is no fan constantly blowing dust and dirt around your home or business. It can greatly decrease the particulates in the air, increasing your air quality.

Climate Control Company has been your problem-solving HVAC contractor for Vail, Aspen, Glenwood Springs, and the entire Western Slope since 1956. Call us to talk about your indoor air quality problems. We want to make sure you’re able to enjoy the spectacular show of fall colors that mother nature is getting ready to provide.