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Indoor Air Quality

Clean Air is Healthy Air!

Did you know that we can transform your furnace into a huge air cleaner? Your furnace is equipped with a huge fan to move comfortable air throughout your home. Why not clean the air as it passes through the furnace? We can turn your furnace into a whole-house air cleaner more than 20 times more effective than a standalone!

What is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

Have you tried an anti-allergy air filter from the home store? You probably didn’t notice a huge difference in your allergy or asthma symptoms. That’s because a filter alone does not address all four types of pollution in our homes.

Dust

We’re all familiar with house dust. We track it in from outdoors on our shoes and clothing. House dust includes pollen, fine soil, mold spores, fabric lint, dust mite waste, and pet dander. Did you know that much of our house dust is actually dead skin cells from our own bodies? Gross!

Humidity

The humidity (water vapor) in our homes ranges from “desert” in the winter to “tropical rain-forest” in the summer. Poor humidity control creates major issues from nosebleeds, dry skins, and static shocks to mold growth, dust mites, and serious breathing difficulties. For optimum health and comfort, we must maintain indoor humidity between 35% in the winter and under 55% in the summer.

Airborne chemicals (VOCs)

When we  use any type of cleaner in our home, including plant-based, a large portion of the chemicals evaporates into the air. We call these Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs. Modern homes are sealed so tight that the VOCs have nowhere to go and just circulate in the home, getting stronger and stronger each time we clean. Other big sources of VOCs include hairspray, perfume, and  air fresheners. In fact, the EPA says that the air in our homes is up to 5 times more polluted that outside air!

Biological (bacteria, viruses, mold)

This last category of indoor pollutant can cause major problems. Mold loves the humid areas of our homes like bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. Active mold colonies send spores (mold seeds) into our air in order to colonize our entire space. A cold virus from an infected sneeze can last hours and be recirculated by your furnace to every room in the house.

Dirty A/C Coil

Bacteria grows on A/C coils because of the constant food (house dust) and water (humidity) supply. Bacterial coatings on your indoor coil reduces efficiency and produces bad odors.

 

Fight back against allergies!

When you step outside, you expect to be hit with pollen, but shouldn’t your home be a clean, comfortable, and healthy oasis? Our skilled and friendly technicians will diagnosis your home’s IAQ issues and help you take the fight to the pollutants in your home. Be your family’s hero today and schedule an appointment!

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BBB ECLIPSE AWARD

BBB ECLIPSE AWARD

After two-years of reviewing and refining our processes, the Dayton BBB awarded us with the Eclipse Award for Integrity in the 21-70 employee category.

TRANE COMFORT SPECIALIST SINCE 1999

TRANE COMFORT SPECIALIST SINCE 1999

In 1999, Trane started a program to spotlight dealers with a deep commitment to customer service, continuing education, and excellence in business development and selected Watkins as Charter Members. Now with nearly 20 years in the program, we are among the most experienced Trane dealers.

BEST PLACES WORK WINNER

BEST PLACES WORK WINNER

Our employee engagement survey placed us among to best companies in Dayton. We believe this is because we work with Great People, provide career training, and foster strong family values.

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NATE

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C12 GROUP MEMBER SINCE 2008

C12 GROUP MEMBER SINCE 2008

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GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2014

GREEN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR 2014

Our commitment to environment responsibility earned a great recognition from the Springboro Chamber of Commerce in 2014. Our green efforts include our solar-powered headquarters in Springboro, a growing fleet of hybrid service trucks, an ever increasing recycling program, and close partnerships with our local utilities to extend rebate programs to our customers.

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