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Indoor Air Quality in Charleston, SC

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The quality of air that we are exposed to and breathe has a direct impact on our health, as well as our overall quality of life. There are several harmful airborne pollutants that can be very difficult to detect in our homes. It’s important to know what is in the air that you breathe. Older homes that have been exposed to water damages are at a higher risk. According to the EPA, we are more likely to be exposed to problematic air quality indoors rather than outdoors. Here are a few common symptoms of poor quality:

  • Worsening allergies
  • Sore eyes
  • Burning nose
  • Respiratory issues
  • Headaches

Lucky for you, the experts at Five Star Charleston are ready to help you reclaim your home’s indoor air quality. We can help make your home healthier and more comfortable to live in by offering the following services:

Indoor Air Quality Testing

We will start by running a test of the current air quality in your home. This will help us better understand where we need to start, and what approach to take when servicing your home. This process is crucial, because we can then diagnose the cause of your air quality problems, and come up with a solution that gets the job done right the first time.

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Indoor Air Quality Improvement

Five Star Charleston can help you reclaim the safety and comfort of your home by providing indoor air quality improvement services. There are several ways to improve the indoor air quality in your home. The most effective procedure is to replace dirty, old air filters with new ones that are more efficient.

Other steps we may take include:

  • Air Purification
  • Healthy Home Solutions
  • Crawl space Encapsulation

Air Purification

Are you concerned about the air your family breathes?  Does someone living in your home have allergies or lung issues that cause indoor air quality to be a particular concern?  Do bad smells in your home bother you?

Worry no more with the Lennox Pure Air System, your best defense against poor indoor air quality. The Pure Air system uses exclusive UVA-light technology to attack all three classes of indoor air contaminants:  particles, mold/mildew/bacteria and odors/chemical vapors. It not only reduces, but also destroys ozone, a known lung irritant.

The Lennox Pure Air System

  • Removes small, breathable particles such as dust, dirt, pollen and allergens
  • Filters airborne mold spores, bacteria and viruses
  • Eliminates odors and chemical vapors
  • Reduces and destroys ozone

We are a Premier Lennox dealer, and we have been installing and servicing Lennox units since our founding in 1984. If you want to purify your air and would like help navigating all of the available options on an air purification system, then count on us for Lennox service and installation in the Charleston, SC area.

Healthy Home Solutions

Are you or your loved ones constantly sick or suffering from chronic allergies? If you answered yes, then your health issues might be due to an unhealthy home environment.

Looking at a house as a system is based on building science research that began during the energy crisis of the 70’s. Princeton University led the way and designed an infiltrometer to measure the air tightness of a structure. The researchers at Princeton called this air movement into and out of homes infiltration and exfiltration. They found a direct correlation between the uncontrolled air movement into and out of homes and energy expenses.

Our Five Star motto is:  “Make it tight, insulate it right, ventilate, dehumidify, and purify for COMFORT, SAVINGS AND HEALTH.”

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Insulate It Right

The thermal boundary should be complete with the pressure boundary. Your comfort advisor can help you identify these problems and provide solutions as well. Because 60%+ of the homes energy is lost through the attic, we provide attic energy upgrades that increase your comfort and lower your utility bills.


Every home needs fresh air and this standard has been established by the USDOE. Our comfort advisor can test and advise about the needed amount. But there is good infiltration or makeup air and bad infiltration. Good infiltration is what comes in around windows and doors when the wind blows. Bad infiltration is what comes from the crawl space and attic because of MAD Air problems.


Air conditioners are not dehumidifiers. You may need a dedicated system to provide the proper indoor air quality.


Every cubic foot of air in your home contains all of the allergens that cause health problems. Your comfort depends on lowering the amount in the air. You cannot remove 100% but you can lower the concentration. Our whole house high efficiency air filters and purifiers can help you live better.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

If you are looking for ways to avoid moisture issues in your home, encapsulating your crawl space may be a great option to look at! In the Charleston, SC area, homes get hit with humidity and moisture quite often. Our crawl space encapsulation services can help reduce the impact of excess moisture in your home.

Contact Five Star Charleston Today!

Are you ready to explore the health and energy efficiency benefits that come with our indoor air quality solutions? Contact us today to get started. We are ready to help you find the best solution for you and your family.

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