Have you suddenly developed a nagging cough that starts every time you step through your home’s doors? Does your child suffer regular asthma attacks whenever they’re at home? If so, you could benefit from air purification in Clifton Park and Saratoga Springs, NY.

    Air pollutants are insidious because you can’t usually see or smell them. They linger in your ducts and float through your home, with you being none the wiser. Our pros at Grasshopper Heating & Cooling can set up a whole-house indoor air purification system that’ll allow you and your family to breathe easy again.

    Call us at (518) 545-3271 to schedule HVAC air purification.

    Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality

    You’re probably no stranger to poor air quality if you have pets. Cat and dog hair seems to end up everywhere, no matter how much vacuuming you do.

    But your air can be unhealthy even if your home is pet-free. Common causes of unhealthy air include:

    • Smoking tobacco indoors
    • Excess moisture, which can cause mold and mildew growth (leaky pipes hidden behind walls are common culprits)
    • Newly installed carpet or flooring
    • Furniture made of pressed wood products
    • Dirty HVAC systems
    • Pesticides
    • Radon
    • Using chemicals indoors without proper ventilation

    Why Purifying Your Home’s Air Is Essential

    Have you ever heard of “sick building syndrome”? This condition sounds made up, but it’s 100% real. It occurs when people feel sick shortly after spending time in a building but then recover once they’ve left the property.

    If that sounds familiar, your home may have poor indoor air quality. You may have symptoms such as:

    • Headaches
    • Fatigue
    • Dizziness
    • Irritation of the throat and eyes

    Certain pollutants can cause serious health consequences, such as the following:

    • Pet dander can trigger allergies and asthma attacks.
    • Carbon monoxide is incredibly toxic, and even a small amount can kill you. Short-term exposure is enough to cause severe headaches, confusion, and fatigue.
    • Radon is a naturally occurring gas that’s found below ground. It’s radioactive and particularly dangerous because you can’t smell or see it. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer.
    • Legionella bacteria can form in homes with poorly maintained HVAC systems. Exposure to this bacteria can cause Legionnaires’ disease.

    Our Indoor Air Quality Solutions

    Grasshopper Heating & Cooling can inspect your home for air pollutants and then install air filtration systems to wipe out bacteria and debris. Our clean air technologies:

    • Reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
    • Prevent mildew and mold buildup
    • Wipe out odors with activated carbon filters
    • Eliminate particle buildup in HVAC systems

    Our company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and dozens of five-star ratings from happy customers. Give us a call, and find out why we’re the number-one air purification company in Clifton Park.

    Let’s Start Purifying Your Home’s Air Today

    At Grasshopper Heating & Cooling, we believe you and your family deserve to breathe clean, healthy air. To safeguard your family’s health with our effective air cleansing measures, give us a call at (518) 545-3271.


    How can I improve indoor air quality?

    The best way to improve indoor air quality is to remove pollution sources or find ways to reduce their emissions. For instance, if you have a gas stove, you may want to consider switching it out for an electric model. Asbestos is another big cause of poor indoor air quality. This fibrous natural material requires encapsulation or removal by a trained professional. If you find asbestos in your walls, do not attempt to remove it by yourself.

    What is a good indoor air quality reading?

    Air quality values (AQVs) at or below 100 are considered satisfactory. Air quality values above 100 can trigger allergies and asthma attacks for certain people. If your home has an AQV well above 100, you and your family can become very sick.

    Why does indoor air quality get worse at night?

    Indoor air quality gets worse at night because temperatures drop during evening hours. When that happens, the atmosphere traps pollutants in your home and near the ground. This can cause sickness if your house is poorly ventilated.

    Do air conditioners help air quality?

    Air conditioners can improve air quality, but you must keep the filters clean. Filters trap dust, pet hair, bacteria, and other pollutants so they don’t spread through your home. For the best air purification, replace your filters every three to six months (how often filters need replacement depends on the size of the filter and your air conditioner).