Indoor Air Quality In Fort Smith, Fayetteville, AR, Poteau, OK, And Surrounding Areas

“Installation Of Products Is Just One Part Of The Job. If We Are Not Educating Our Customers During The Process Of Servicing Or Installing Their HVAC Unit, Then We Are Not Showing Integrity”

– Kim Martin

Indoor Air Quality in Fort Smith AR | Martin's Heating and Air

‘Indoor Generation’ sees increases in health issues from pollution


Dust mite feces, pet dander, skin flakes, pesticides, mold, more impact indoor air quality

However, the air trapped inside modern, tightly sealed homes is continually polluted by fungal spores, pesticides, microbiological growth, body odor, cosmetic odor, volatile organic compounds and much more, according to the EPA.To make matters worse, even the best passive filters offered at local retailers are only capable of removing a percentage of dust particles (above one micron in size), which is less than 2 percent of the particles in the air we breathe, according to Michelle Hogan, indoor air quality expert at Pure Air-x.

Pure Air-X is a company that specializes in providing heating and air companies like, Martin’s Heating and Air, with solutions to help customers improve air quality in their homes. Compounding the issue of poorly filtered, trapped air, are lifestyle changes of the modern world, resulting in more time indoors. According to the EPA, on average, Americans spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. With more time indoors, asthma has increased 50 percent in the last 10 years and a vast amount of “illnesses are either caused by or aggravated by polluted indoor air,” according to the American College of Allergy.

1. Particles and allergens



Runny nose, cough, sneezing, congestion, sore throat, asthma, wheezing.

2. germs and infectious agents



Respiratory infection, throat and ear infection, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis.

3. chemical gases and odors



Headache, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, lethargy, memory lapse, lung problems.

“There has been an increased prevalence of asthma in the U.S. over the past several decades,” explained allergist Clifford W. Bassett, M.D. Every single one of the homes tested as part of a recent Harvard study were found to have “toxic compounds” present. “Now that we know what was is happening with the air itself, we must look at what it is doing to your heating and air system itself as well,” said Kim Martin, co-owner at Martin’s Heating and Air. 

A dirty evaporator coil, condenser coil or blower wheel could increase air conditioning or heat pump electrical usage by 50 percent or more. A blower wheel with lint and dust provides 15-20 percent less air, Martins said.

The result is lower efficiency. A dirty blower wheel usually indicates a dirty evaporator coil. Clean systems restore capacity and lessen run time, thereby reducing operating costs and extending system life span. 

Martin’s Heating and Air provides a variety of solutions to help home owners with indoor air quality issues, including:

Each of these tools use technology to mimic the way in which the natural environment cleans itself. Consulting with customers on their air quality is a key part of Martin’s overall service. “Installation of products is just one part of the job. If we are not educating our customers during the process of servicing or installing their HVAC unit, then we are not showing integrity,” Kim said. This core belief is reflected in their, “Out of this World experience” motto, which the team discusses daily, Kim said. “Our mission is to provide a comfortable, safe, and healthy environment for our customer’s home or business.”

From lower electricity bills to cleaner air, service and attention to the heating and air system is critical, Buford said.

“The longer an HVAC system goes without professional attention, the more it will lose efficiency, causing the system to work harder and longer” Buford said. “Over time, home owners will most likely see higher utility bills, HVAC components will gradually see a buildup of dirt and other airborne particles, causing poor indoor air quality and possible unit break down.”

Annual or bi-annual tune-ups and keeping filters, blower wheels and coils clean can extend the efficiency and prolong the life of the equipment. Just as vehicles require routine maintenance like oil changes and tune-ups, to run at peak performance, so do heating and air systems.
Dust mite feces, pet dander, skin flakes, pesticides, mold, more impact indoor air quality

Martin’s Heating and Air services the greater Fort Smith and eastern Oklahoma area. To start an “Out-of-this-World-experience,” improve indoor air quality, or to schedule a consultation, contact (479) 785-4444 or visit their website at We can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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