Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Could be Worse Than Outdoors in North America

We spend a lot of time inside our residences. In fact, an Environmental Protection Agency survey learned Americans spend about 90 percent of their lives indoors.

Guessing indoor air is superior in North America? Rethink that. Indoor air pollutant levels are frequently two to five times higher than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can cause a severe impact to your health.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can make your home’s air healthier with our indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment. And you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing all our excellent services are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting a free Home Health® report.

Enhanced indoor air quality could help you stay healthier and make your HVAC equipment last longer.

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has several solutions for fighting pollution indoors. We’re Experts in achieving the top indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

We can help you understand the differences between each type of whole-home air cleaner, purifier and filter.

  • HEPA filters—removes 99.97 percent of pollution; often used in hospitals. Know how effective your filter is by checking its MERV rating.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more powerful than a regular air filter.
  • Electronic air cleaners—uses electrically charged, washable filters to reduce pollutants.

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems give off high-intensity UV beams to kill bacteria, mold and viruses. The light can clean your home’s air, ductwork and heating/cooling equipment. And decrease the concentration of airborne microorganisms by 50 percent within as little as 45 minutes.

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Whole-Home Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

A whole-home humidifier can cut down on respiratory infections and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also get rid of static and help you avoid dry air damage to your belongings.

A whole-home dehumidifier can protect against mold and mildew while enhancing comfort.

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Ventilation Systems

Putting in a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from becoming stale and control humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

Mold, pollen and pet dander are typical pollution sources in your home. Other causes include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

VOCs can be expelled by items in your home, such as building materials, flooring or furniture. They can also be detected in some air fresheners and scented candles. Increased VOCs can lead to respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other problems.

Multiple scientific studies have learned respiratory diseases, asthma and other health conditions are linked to bad indoor air quality. Allergies can also be aggravated by indoor air quality issues.

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has conditions that are bad at home and go away when you leave, you may be struggling with indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re worried about your health.

  1. Ongoing cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never improves could be related to air quality. This is especially true if you don’t have symptoms when you leave your home.
  2. Watery, itchy or dry eyes. Your eyes are susceptible to indoor pollution and may react by turning dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Fatigue or feeling dizzy. Breathing in chemical pollutants can have an influence on your energy levels.
  4. Constant asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be circulated through the air or get trapped in carpet.
  5. Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can cause these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Excessive dust despite regular cleaning. You may need to upgrade your air filter or get a filtration system from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity issues. Dryness can cause scratchy eyes and amplify respiratory problems. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
  8. Musty odors. Mold or mildew flourishers when the humidity in your home is too high.
  9. Hot or cold spots. This can be related to air quality, especially if your HVAC system is having problems regulating temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be a response to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a warning of high carbon monoxide levels. Ensure that you have a operating carbon monoxide detector in your home.