Updated: April 2024

The two things in your Murrieta home that are foundational to the health and well-being of your family are the air and the water. Fortunately, we can take care of both of these crucial elements at We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air thanks to our outstanding service offerings in both the HVAC and plumbing fields. We will focus on the quality of your indoor air.

Given that the average adult takes about 20,000 breaths per day, it is easy to understand the importance of maintaining good air quality in your home, especially during this time when many people are home more than ever. To help make each of these 20,000 breaths good for your health, you should schedule an indoor air quality service call with We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air as soon as possible.

A Word About Safety

You will see it throughout our website, but we want to take another opportunity to let you know that your health and safety come first at We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air. Whenever we come to your home for an indoor air quality check or any other type of service call, we pledge to maintain proper social distancing; to wear a mask, gloves, and floor protectors; and to thoroughly sanitize any locations that we touch before we leave.

We know that you likely have plenty to worry about during this time, and we don’t want to add to that worry by playing games with your health or safety.

What Factors Influence Indoor Air Quality?

In your home, there are many individual components that determine your overall air quality. However, each of these components is either a pollutant or a purifier. Pollutants are any compounds that negatively affects your indoor air quality whereas purifiers are elements that remove pollutants and that help to improve your indoor air quality.

Though most people like to think of their homes’ air as healthy, what we often see at We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air is that pollutants outweigh purifiers in many homes. This means that the individuals in that home are breathing air that is saturated with one or more compounds that can negatively affect their health.

Pollutants in indoor air include allergens, volatile organic compounds, radon, carbon monoxide, cooking fumes, common household dust, and more. Negative health effects from long-term exposure to these pollutants include everything from minor annoyances like sneezing, coughing, and itchy eyes to more serious conditions that include cancer and even death. Therefore, it’s important to have a multi-tiered approach to purify your home’s air so that you can enjoy optimum health.

Taking Care of Air Purifiers

At We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air, we can help improve the air quality in your home by installing a whole-home air purifier. Typically located alongside your other HVAC equipment, these units use multi-stage filtration to help keep your home’s air as clean as possible. One of the most important tasks that our technicians complete during an indoor air quality service call is to maintain the different components of these air purifiers.

First, the mechanical air filter will be replaced. This HEPA filter is responsible for capturing all of the larger particles that include dust, hair, and pet dander. As particles are captured, the filter becomes saturated until it can no longer take more contaminants, meaning that it needs to be replaced.

After that, the chemical filter will be inspected and replaced if necessary. The chemical filter in an air purifier that consists of a precise amount of activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is an effective filter medium because the individual pieces of charcoal are covered in millions of microscopic pores that are created during the burning process.

These pores are the perfect size for odor particles to land and to settle, becoming irreversibly trapped in the charcoal. Thus, with activated charcoal in place, your home will smell fresh and clean at all times.

Finally, your UV light bulbs will be inspected and replaced. The UV lights in your air purifier take care of killing any remaining germs in the air so that you and your family can stay healthy, even when someone in your family is sick. With new components in place in your air purifier, you will be set for success as you seek to breathe clean and healthy air.

Check for Abnormalities

When technicians from We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air replace your filters in your air purifier, they are doing more than switching one filter for the other. As they remove the old filters, they will carefully inspect them to look for any signs of abnormal operation.

For example, if your HEPA filter typically collects a certain amount of dust every month and then during one month catches significantly more, it’s important to investigate why this increase occurred to see if there’s a problem that needs to be addressed. Of course, while looking at your air purifier, our technicians will also check to make sure the rest of your HVAC components are in good operating condition.

Taking Care of Your Air

With so many potential pollutants in your home, we at We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air want you to be as informed as possible so that you can avoid health risks. That’s why, as part of our services, we offer indoor air quality testing. We can test for a variety of common pollutants that could cause harm to your family.

Once we receive the results of the test, we will be able to go over them with you so that you can decide how you want to proceed. When it comes to the quality of your indoor air, ignorance is most definitely not bliss. Therefore, it’s good to arm yourself with information so that you can take steps to improve your indoor air quality.

Full Range of Maintenance Offerings

Taking care of your home’s air quality means more than keeping it clean. Another component of the comfort of your home’s air is its temperature. That’s why we work hard to keep your air conditioner working properly so that you don’t lose the ability to cool your home when you need it most.

During any service call, even if it’s simply to maintain your air purifier, you can tell us about other issues you have experienced with your HVAC system. In most cases, we’ll be able to take a look at these issues while we’re on-site so that they’re fixed before we leave. This ensures that you can get everything in your system working efficiently at the same time.

We Value Our Customers

At We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air, we know that we don’t exist without new and returning customers in Southern California. That’s why we work hard to treat our customers more like friends. As we build trust with our customers, we want them to be able to turn to us for more than just HVAC maintenance, repair, and installation. Therefore, we offer plumbing services that include drain cleaning, fixture installation, septic tank maintenance, and more.

Over our more than 20 years of existence, our constant drive to better our company has earned the trust of countless individuals in the area. These individuals leave us five-star reviews that are so rewarding when we put so much effort into what we do. Additionally, our efforts have been noticed in the form of awards such as the Dave Lennox Award, the Southern California Edison Contractor of The Year Award, and more. We hope you’ll join our family by reaching out to us at We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air today.

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Author Bio: Rusty Cochran

Rusty Cochran - President of We Care Plumbing, Heating and Air ConditioningRusty Cochran is the President of We Care Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. We Care began humbly, operating in his family’s living room. Under Rusty’s strong leadership, We Care has grown from 2 employees to over 200 employees. We Care Plumbing, Heating and Air has gained recognition across the HVAC industry, receiving numerous awards and certifications, including being named the ACCA Contractor of the Year, The Map Presidential Award several times, Angie’s List Super Service Award, NATE certification, and multiple Dave Lennox Awards. LinkedIn Profile

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