We spend roughly 80-90% of our lives indoors, meaning that we are constantly exposed to indoor pollutants from cooking, germs, mold, household chemicals, and more. All of these contaminants make indoor air pollution much worse than outdoor air, contributing to health problems such as allergies, illness, and lung disease.

The Importance of Air Quality

As a homeowner, you may not be aware of the technology available to you to help relieve or virtually eliminate common side effects of bad indoor air quality, such as:

  • Seasonal allergies
  • Asthma symptoms
  • Cold or flu exposure
  • Mold formation
  • Dry air

If you deal with chronic fatigue, headaches, coughing or sneezing, your home’s air quality could be the culprit. That’s why the indoor air quality (IAQ) experts at Heritage Home Service are here to help you design a system customized to your exact air quality needs.

Heritage’s Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Heritage Home Service provides Massachusetts customers with the following whole-home indoor air quality solutions:

  • Whole home air filtration
  • ERV or HRV air exchangers
  • UV light air purification
  • Electrostatic air purification
  • Ionic air purification
  • Whole home humidification
  • Whole home dehumidification

Air Filtration Systems

A good air filtration system can clean up a lot of the contaminants in your home, up to 99% in some cases. But, here’s the important part: it’s better to get help from a professional HVAC expert. They can pick the right filter for you and install it correctly to make sure you aren’t accidentally putting strain on your heating and cooling system.

Why Isn’t My Existing Air Filter Good Enough?

Many homeowners assume their current HVAC filter is sufficient to clean your air. In reality, your air filter is designed to remove debris from the system itself, not to make the air you breathe cleaner. An air filtration system, on the other hand, uses materials that can trap tiny particles like pollen and dirt before they get into your house, giving you an extra layer of protection from indoor air pollution.

Air Purification Systems

Instead of buying a store-bought air purifier that barely makes a difference, consider a whole-home air purification system installed by our professional IAQ specialists.

  • UV Air Purification: UV air purifiers use ultraviolet light technology to kill bacteria and viruses that pass through its filter.
  • Electrostatic air purification: Electrostatic purifiers use static electricity to grab onto dirt, dander, pollen and other airborne particles like a magnet.
  • Ionic air purification: Air ionizers release ions that are attracted to airborne particles. This causes air pollutants to clump together and fall onto surfaces where they can be cleaned up.

With decades of experience in the industry, our technicians can help you choose the right type of system for your budget and your existing HVAC equipment.

Air Purification System Repair

Are you starting to notice more indoor air quality problems, even with your current air purification system? You can call Heritage Home Service to examine your equipment to figure out what’s wrong. We are committed to finding the most effective and affordable solution for your home!


Schedule Service Now

Why Air Pollution is Worse Inside Your Home

Homeowners in Massachusetts spend a lot of time indoors, especially in the winter. The truth is, indoor air quality is often 2–5 times worse than outdoors. This happens because we trap pollutants inside by keeping the windows and doors closed. The quality of your indoor air boils down to how often your home gets new air from outside, also known as your “air exchange rate”.

With windows open, your home gets four to five fresh air changes per hour. But with windows closed, this drops to just one or two air changes per hour. This means that your family is frequently exposed to higher concentrations of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from off-gassing of building materials, carpet, flooring, and even household chemicals. Pollen, dust, and pet dander also get trapped inside, which is especially tough for family members with allergies and asthma.

Of course, we can’t keep our windows open all the time, so we sometimes have to give up on air quality. That’s why we recommend our customers use IAQ systems to make the air inside better. These products can make a big difference in how fresh and comfy your home feels while also saving energy from your heating and cooling system. With these products, you can dramatically improve your indoor air quality and comfort while conserving energy used by your heating and cooling system.

Can Store-Bought Air Purifiers Help?

Any sort of air quality treatment is better than nothing. Portable air filtration and dehumidification units can solve some issues for smaller spaces, but a whole home system can solve several problems at once with greater results. If you have tried portable units before and weren’t satisfied with the results, a whole-home solution may be right for you.

It can be hard to imagine how much better it feels to breathe cleaner air until you actually experience it. When deciding whether an air purifier is worth it, the best place to start is to track your symptoms indoors and discuss your experiences with a licensed service provider.

Trust The Air You Breathe – Trust in Heritage

Our IAQ professionals are ready to help you answer any questions you may have about indoor air quality and what solutions are available for your home. Contact us today and find out why families across Massachusetts have put their trust in Heritage for all their air quality and HVAC needs.

Request Service (978) 238-0100

What Others Say


Not in Massachusetts?

Go to the NH section of our website.

Indoor Air Quality Services in NH

Fill out our easy online contact form and we’ll arrange a call to discuss how we can help.