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

We spend a good deal inside our homes. In fact, an Environmental Protection Agency survey discovered Americans spend about 90 percent of their lives in buildings. The survey also found Canadians spend a equivalent amount of time in buildings.

Assume indoor air is better in Kingston? Rethink that. Indoor air pollutant levels are frequently two to five times higher 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 fresher with our indoor air quality (IAQ) units. 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 complimentary Home Health® report.

Enhanced 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 several ways to fight pollution indoors. We’re Experts in achieving the most ideal indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

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

  • HEPA filters—pulls out 99.97 percent of irritants; often seen 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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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 stop dry air damage to your things.

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

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Ventilation Systems

Installing a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from becoming stale 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 causes include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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

Multiple scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are connected to poor indoor air quality. Allergies can also be worsened by indoor air quality troubles.

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has symptoms 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 concerned about your health.

  1. Persistent cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never goes away 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 vulnerable to indoor pollution and may react by becoming dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Fatigue or feeling faint. Inhaling 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 caught in carpet.
  5. Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can cause these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Too much dust despite periodic cleaning. You may need to put in a new air filter or install a filtration system from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity imbalances. Dryness can cause red eyes and amplify respiratory issues. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stuffy odors. Mold or mildew blossoms when the humidity in your home is too high.
  9. Hot or cold spots. This can be linked to air quality, especially if your HVAC system is having issues regulating temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be a response to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a symptom of high carbon monoxide levels. Check that you have a operating carbon monoxide detector in your home.