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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 discovered Americans spend about 90 percent of their lives inside.

Believe indoor air is superior 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 can make your home’s air healthier with our indoor air quality (IAQ) units. And you can breathe easily knowing all our outstanding services are upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting a complimentary Home Health® report.

Better indoor air quality could help you stay healthier and make your HVAC equipment run longer.

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Teays Valley Service Experts 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 type of whole-home air cleaner, purifier and filter.

  • HEPA filters—removes 99.97 percent of contaminants; often installed 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 emit high-intensity 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 turning stagnant 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 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 detected in some air fresheners and scented candles. High VOCs can lead to respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other problems.

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 affected by 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 linked 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 sensitive to indoor pollution and may react by growing dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Fatigue or feeling lightheaded. 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 trapped 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 periodic cleaning. You may need to upgrade your air filter or install a filtration system from Teays Valley Service Experts.
  7. Humidity issues. Dryness can cause scratchy eyes and increase respiratory problems. Too much moisture can lead to mold or mildew growth.
  8. Musty 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 trouble controlling 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. Make sure that you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home.