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

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

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

Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can make your home’s air healthier with our indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment. And you can breathe freely knowing all our outstanding services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting 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

Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a few ways to fight pollution indoors. We’re Experts in reaching the top 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—removes 99.97 percent of pollution; often used in hospitals.
  • 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 light to reduce bacteria, mold and viruses. The light can clean your home’s air, ductwork and heating/cooling equipment. And shrink the concentration of airborne microorganisms by 50 percent as fast as 45 minutes.

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Whole-Home Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

A whole-home humidifier can minimize respiratory infections and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also eliminate 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 being stagnant and balance humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

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

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

Many scientific studies have learned respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are due to inferior indoor air quality. Allergies can also be worsened by indoor air quality issues.

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has symptoms that intensify at home and get better when you leave, you may be suffering from indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re concerned about your health.

  1. Lingering 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 sensitive to indoor pollution and may react by turning dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Fatigue or feeling dizzy. Breathing in chemical pollutants can affect your energy levels.
  4. Recurring asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be circulated 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. Too much dust despite weekly cleaning. You may need to upgrade your air filter or add a filtration system from Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity issues. Dryness can cause scratchy eyes and increase respiratory problems. Too much moisture can cause mold or mildew growth.
  8. Musty odors. 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 problems balancing temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be a reaction to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a symptom of high carbon monoxide levels. Make sure that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.