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

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

Believe indoor air is superior in Raleigh? Rethink that. Indoor air pollutant levels are often two to five times greater than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can lead to a serious effect on your health.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can make your home’s air healthier with our indoor air quality (IAQ) units. And you can breathe easily knowing all our quality services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting a no-cost 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 a few options for fighting pollution indoors. We’re Experts in reaching the best indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

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

  • HEPA filters—takes out 99.97 percent of pollution; often seen in hospitals. Know how effective your filter is by checking its MERV rating.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more effective 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 powerful UV beams to eliminate 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 as quickly as 45 minutes.

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Whole-Home Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

A whole-home humidifier can minimize respiratory illnesses and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also take care of static and help you avoid dry air damage to your possessions.

A whole-home dehumidifier can guard against mold and mildew while boosting comfort.

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Ventilation Systems

Installing 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 typical pollution sources in your home. Other supplies include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

VOCs can be released by things in your home, such as building materials, flooring or furniture. They can also be found in numerous air fresheners and scented candles. Increased VOCs can lead to respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other issues.

Many scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are connected 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 conditions that intensify at home and improve when you leave, you may be affected by indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re anxious about your health.

  1. Lingering cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never goes away could be connected to air quality. This is especially true if you feel better 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. Tiredness or feeling lightheaded. Taking in chemical pollutants can have an influence on your energy levels.
  4. Recurring asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be spread through the air or get stuck in carpet.
  5. Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can cause these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Heavy dust despite weekly cleaning. You may need to get a new air filter or install a filtration system from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity issues. Dryness can cause red eyes and amplify respiratory problems. Too much moisture can lead to mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stale scents. Mold or mildew blossoms 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 issues regulating temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be recoil from the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a indication of high carbon monoxide levels. Check that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.