Indoor Air Quality

Improve the Air Quality in Your Des Moines Home or Business

The air we breathe in our homes and places of business can be full of indoor air pollutants that can contribute to a number of health problems like asthma and even lung cancer. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, these substances can be most harmful for the elderly, children, and people with health conditions. If you want to improve your home or office’s indoor air quality (IAQ), Aspen Aire Heating & Cooling offers several solutions. We serve customers in the Des Moines, Ankeny and central Iowa areas.


Benefits of Improved Indoor Air Quality

One of the biggest benefits of improving the air quality in your home or business is to our health.
Between sleeping in our homes and working in office buildings, many of us spend much of our time indoors. Reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with air cleaners improves the quality of the air and promotes healthy buildings.

  • Better sleep quality
  • Improved cognitive function
  • Less risk of respiratory problems
  • Reduced allergy & asthma symptoms
  • Improved comfort
  • Protection from outdoor air pollutants
  • Better overall mood & well-being

Des Moines Indoor Air Quality Experts

If you’re concerned about poor indoor air quality in your Des Moines home or business, contact the pros at Aspen Aire Heating & Cooling. We’re experts at planning and installing indoor air quality solutions to help you breathe easier and feel more comfortable in your home, including:

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Solutions for Improving Indoor Air Quality

While changing your home’s air filters regularly is a good start, there are better ways to improve the air quality inside your home and reduce static electricity. Adding equipment to your existing heating and cooling system can help with regulating humidity as well as reducing allergens, pet dander, dust, mold, bacteria and static electricity.

Whole House Humidifiers

Running the furnace during Iowa’s cold winter months can lower the relative humidity inside your home to 15% or even lower. The average relative humidity in the Sahara Desert is 25%, so that means the air in your home can get drier than the desert! A whole-house humidifier can increase your comfort, reduce allergens, alleviate static shocks and even help lower your heating bills.

Recommended: Aprilaire Humidifiers
Several Capacities and Delivery Methods Available

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Whole House Air Purifier

Clean the air in your entire home or business with a whole house air purifier. There are several types of whole building air purifiers, including flat filters, extended media filters, electronic filters, ultraviolet (UV) filters and LED filters. Aspen Aire Heating and Cooling can evaluate your home or commercial building’s air quality and purification needs and then recommend the best solution.

Recommended: HALO-LED™ Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier
Replaceable LED; Mercury and Ozone Free; Long Lasting; Reduces Contaminants in the Air and on Surfaces

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HVAC Ultraviolet Lights

Ultraviolet (UV) light has been shown to kill viruses, mold and even antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In fact, it’s been used to sanitize equipment for more than 100 years. In HVAC systems, UV germicidal lights kill bacteria, mold, fungus, germs and other microbes in the air as it passes through the ductwork. This can relieve allergy and asthma symptoms, prevent musty odors in the home and keep air moving freely through the furnace and air conditioner.

Recommended: REME HALO by RGF Ultraviolet Air Germicidal Lights
Kills Mold, Bacteria & 99% of Viruses; Reduces Odors, Particulate, Smoke and VOCs in the Air

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What are some common signs of poor indoor air quality?

Some of the more obvious signs include smelling a musty odor, lots of dust buildup, and seeing visible mold growth on walls, floors, ceilings or other surfaces. When indoor or outdoor air quality is poor, people may experience fatigue, headaches, difficulty concentrating, eye irritation and even respiratory problems.

What are the main factors that affect indoor air quality?

Poor ventilation to circulate fresh air, excess moisture, building materials or furnishings like new carpet that give off volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and activities like smoking indoors, cooking, and using cleaning products or other chemicals that release pollutants.

What are some easy ways to improve indoor air quality?

Ensuring your HVAC system is working properly with regular AC tune-ups and furnace checks, opening windows and doors when possible to allow air to allow fresh air to circulate, addressing water leaks, using exhaust fans in the bathroom and kitchen, not smoking indoors, limiting or eliminating the use of harsh chemicals, and investing in an air purification system are all effective ways to improve indoor air quality.

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