Poor indoor air quality is an extremely common issue and one that affects virtually all Anaheim homes. The good news is that there are a range of options that will immediately boost your home’s air quality and eliminate almost all pollutants, allergens, bacteria, and other contaminants from your home. Nonetheless, it is important that you carefully consider which indoor air quality specialist to hire. You obviously want to ensure that you find a company that has the knowledge, skills, and experience to help you overcome whatever air quality issues you’re facing. With that in mind, here are some of the most important factors to look for when choosing an indoor air quality specialist.
Licenses and Insurance
The very first thing you should do is make sure that any company you are considering is fully licensed by the start and has the necessary insurance. Hiring anyone who is not licensed is always a bad idea since you have no way to be sure that they actually know what they’re doing or have the necessary skills.
Hiring an insured company is also essential for preventing potential liability issues. Insurance ensures that you won’t be held liable should anyone be injured while working at your home. If you were to hire someone without the proper insurance and they had an accident on your property, you could be forced to pay for all of their medical expenses out of your own pocket.
Insurance also protects you should any damage occur to your home in the process of completing the work. If the technician does damage your HVAC system or any other part of your home, the company’s insurance will pay for the total cost of any necessary repairs instead of you possibly having to pay for everything on your own.
Many indoor air quality units draw power from your HVAC system. If the unit wasn’t wired or installed properly, it could cause serious damage to the HVAC control board or other components. Any reputable HVAC company will warranty all work they perform for a specific length of time, which means they will fully cover the cost of any necessary repairs or other services if the work wasn’t performed correctly. A licensed contractor will have to honor any obligations they made in the contract, which may not be the case if you choose someone who isn’t fully licensed.
It is also important that any HVAC contractor you hire and their technicians are fully certified. NATE-certified technicians have to undergo years of rigorous training to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills to perform the installation or any other service properly. Hiring someone without the proper certifications simply isn’t worth it due to the risk of potential damage to your HVAC system.
Certification is also important for warranty reasons. Many indoor air quality units like air scrubbers and air purification systems come with a manufacturer’s warranty that protects you in case the unit is defective or has certain issues. However, the terms of the warranty generally always state that the unit must be installed and only ever serviced by a certified HVAC technician. If you have a unit installed by someone who isn’t certified, the warranty will most likely be void and you would have to pay for any repairs or to replace a defective unit out of pocket.
This same issue is why you should also never have anyone who isn’t certified do any work on your HVAC system. This is because the warranty on furnaces, air conditioners, and other HVAC equipment also explicitly states that any work on the system must be performed by a certified professional.
Experience and Reputation
Finding an experienced company with a good reputation for providing quality work is also essential. Any reputable company should be able to provide you with references. It also helps to look at reviews online as this can help give you a better idea of the company’s level of customer service and the quality of their workmanship. At Sano Heating & Air Conditioning, we have been providing professional indoor air quality services to customers throughout the Anaheim area for more than 12 years, and we are proud of the numerous 5-star reviews we’ve received over the years.
Honest Communication and Upfront Estimates
You also want to ensure that any indoor air quality specialist you hire will provide honest, upfront communication and not try to upsell or overcharge you. At Sano Heating & Air Conditioning, we happily provide free estimates for all new equipment installations and repair services. We will also break down all of the costs and communicate with you honestly so that you know exactly what you’re paying for and why it’s necessary. Our team will also do whatever it takes to ensure that you are fully satisfied, and we will work to fix any issues immediately.
When you choose us, we will also fully explain all of your different options and help you choose the best IAQ solution for your home. This is important as you have a wide variety of options, which means you want to make sure that you understand the benefits and potential drawbacks of any unit or system you’re considering.
Indoor Air Quality Testing
While many HVAC companies install air purification systems, air scrubbers, and other IAQ equipment, not all of them offer professional air quality testing. Having your home’s air quality tested is obviously important in understanding exactly what air quality issues you’re facing. An air quality test uses specialized equipment to measure the concentration of various pollutants, allergens, and contaminants in the home, which is important in determining what option or options are best for overcoming your home’s specific air quality issues.
For instance, if the air quality test detects a high presence of mold spores in your home, installing a UV light unit is a great option. These units are mounted inside of your home’s ductwork and will work to kill or deactivate mold spores on contact. A UV light unit can also prevent mold and bacteria from growing on your AC evaporator coil or anywhere else in your duct system.
In addition to testing your home’s air quality, our team can also discuss any specific issues or goals you may have. If you frequently suffer from severe allergies or have asthma or other respiratory issues, we can recommend a number of options that will remove most pollen, dust, pet dander, and dust mites from the home so that you can breathe more easily.
If your home has a high concentration of formaldehyde and other VOCs, an air scrubber can be the perfect choice. These units send out negatively charged ions that are circulated throughout the entire building by your HVAC system. The ions attract and cling to any VOCs and other particles in the air, which increases their size so that they can then be filtered out of the air. This process also causes many particles to simply become heavy enough that they drop out of the air so you no longer breathe them in constantly.
At Sano Heating & Air Conditioning, we are fully licensed and insured and our team has years of experience installing, servicing, and repairing a wide range of IAQ equipment. We also offer professional air quality testing, and our team can take care of any of your other HVAC needs as well. For more information on our IAQ services in Anaheim, contact us today.