Kidd O’Shea of ABC7 Interviews Joe Allen of AirPlus Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical

ABC7's Kidd O'Shea Interviews Joe Allen for Talk Live DC!

Attention Northern VA Homeowners: How clean is the air that you breathe at home? What about your city or well water? Is it safe for your family? Watch as Joe Allen explains the AirPlus solutions for purifying polluted indoor air and contaminated city & well water in your home!

ABC7 Kidd O'SHea interviews Joe Allen of AirPLus about Indoor Air Quality & Home Water Quality for Northern VA Homeowners.

Kidd O'Shea with ABC7 and Joe Allen discussed the need to purify the air you breathe, test and filter the water you drink and the importance of keeping your home powered.

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The EPA says that the indoor, the air inside your home can be up to five times more polluted than outside air. So you don't really know what's in it. ~ Kidd O'Shea

Yeah, it's a little scary. And with people with allergies and all the pollutants that are in the air, there are products that AirPlus has that can eliminate all of that. ~ Joe Allen

You come into someone's home. You take a look at their HVAC system and you're able to do a little test on that. Tell us about that test. ~ Kidd O'Shea

So what we do Yes, we come in at first and we start with indoor air testing and inspecting the home's HVAC equipment. Then, while we're doing that, we run an air sample report so that we can specifically see what's going on in your home and see where levels are elevated that are going to exaggerate your allergies and things like that. ~ Joe Allen

Exaggerate symptoms. So when you get into someone's home, how often do you have people say, I had no idea this was there. ~ Kidd O'Shea

All the time all the time. ~ Joe Allen

And that's when you introduce these products to them, tell them about the products that you tell us about the products that you can put into people's homes. - Kid O'Shea

So for Good indoor air quality system, there are three areas that we need to address:
Air filtration. Number one, we want to catch the particulates that are coming in the home, pollen, pets, you know, all that stuff is stirring up dust and things like that, right? We want to purify the air. That's what these products do right here. And then we want to humidify the air. We don't want the air to dry. We don't want the air to moist. We want we're, we're looking for a specific target to make sure that you're comfortable and it's going to be a healthy indoor environment. ~ Joe Allen

Let's talk about water and purifying our water and making sure we're drinking a safe water, because we may not know what's coming out of that tap. ~ Kidd O'Shea

Certainly don't and a lot of people go straight to bottled water. And really there were, we don't know what's in that either. Um, there are several studies out there and, you know, drinking bottled water. We do it because it's convenient. We think it's safer, but there are microplastics and things like that, that, uh, that have been found in that water. And so it's not always, we think we're doing the right thing, but it's not always the case. ~ Joe Allen

Just like testing the air quality. You can also come out and test people's water quality. That's correct. What's the water testing process? ~ Kidd O'Shea

We come out, we take a water sample and we will run tests on it to see what's going on and your specific water city water, well water, all of it should be tested. City water. It meets federal guidelines, but some of those standards haven't been updated in over two decades. So we really don't know what's in that water. Well water. We have all the runoff from farming and things like that. It's all going into our streams and rivers, right? So all that is leaching into our groundwater. It needs to be tested to make sure that it's safe. ~ Joe Allen

When you get these tests back and you see what's in the water, what's the next step to improve someone's water at home. ~ Kidd O'Shea

Then we target, equipment that's going to address those specific problems. We've test each home because they're all different. It's not a one size fits all program. Different areas have different problems with their water. So we want to address actually what's going on in that home specifically. ~ Joe Allen

And if people want to learn more information about the air or water quality and have somebody come out from AirPlus today, how should they get ahold of you guys? ~ Kidd O'Shea

The, other component to a good, safe indoor environment is our electrical systems. We want to make sure that we keep the power on so that all of these products work, um, everything requires power. So generators are our, how we address that.
We also do electrical inspections to make sure that, you know, these 20 and 30 and 50 year old homes are, are safe. You know, we just take it for granted that when we'll plug it into an outlet, everything's good, right? Not always the case. A lot of, a lot of times we'll go on. We find outlets that aren't working and, you know, people know about it, but they don't realize what's going on. You know, oh, that hasn't worked in a long time. We want to make sure that it's safe and that the family is safe. ~ Joe Allen

There are very affordable options. And then there are several different programs to help to get these products in your home and make sure they're safe. ~ Joe Allen

Reach out to Joe and his team right now at AirPlus let them come to your home, test your air quality, test your water, quality, get you that generator to make sure that you feel safe at home when you're drinking your water. AirPlus is Northern VA's expert for Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical & can help keep your home's air & water safe and your family healthy! ~ Kidd O'Shea

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