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Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Could be Worse Than Outdoors in Columbus

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

Guessing indoor air is better in Columbus? Think again. Indoor air pollutant levels are frequently two to five times greater than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can lead to a dangerous consequences to your health.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can make your home’s air healthier with our indoor air quality (IAQ) products. And you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing all our quality services are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by booking a no-cost Home Health® report.

Improved indoor air quality could help you stay healthier and make your HVAC equipment work longer.

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a couple ways to fight pollution indoors. We’re Experts in reaching the most ideal indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

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

  • HEPA filters—takes out 99.97 percent of irritants; often installed in hospitals. Know how effective your filter is by checking its MERV rating.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more efficient than a standard air filter.
  • Electronic air cleaners—uses electrically charged, washable filters to decrease pollutants.

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems emit high-intensity UV beams to kill bacteria, mold and viruses. The light can clean your home’s air, ductwork and heating/cooling equipment. And lower 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 sickness and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also eliminate static and prevent dry air damage to your things.

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

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Ventilation Systems

Adding a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from turning stuffy and manage humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

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

VOCs can be emitted by products in your home, such as building materials, flooring or furniture. They can also be found in some air fresheners and scented candles. Increased VOCs can cause respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other issues.

Many scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other health conditions are due to poor indoor air quality. Allergies can also be triggered by indoor air quality troubles.

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has problems that worsen at home and get better 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. Persistent cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never improves could be connected to air quality. This is especially true if you don’t feel sick when you leave your home.
  2. Watery, itchy or dry eyes. Your eyes are susceptible to indoor pollution and may react by becoming dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Tiredness or feeling faint. Breathing in chemical pollutants can impact your energy levels.
  4. Frequent asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be diffused through the air or get caught in carpet.
  5. Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can lead to these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Heavy dust despite periodic cleaning. You may need to get a new air filter or add a filtration system from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity imbalances. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and worsen respiratory problems. Too much moisture can cause mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stale odors. Mold or mildew thrives when the humidity in your home is too high.
  9. Hot or cold spots. This can be tied to air quality, especially if your HVAC system is having trouble balancing temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be a reaction to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a indication of high carbon monoxide levels. Ensure that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.