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

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

Assume indoor air is healthier in Gainesville? Reconsider that. Indoor air pollutant levels are frequently two to five times greater than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can cause a severe impact to your health.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can make your home’s air cleaner with our indoor air quality (IAQ) units. And you can breathe freely knowing all our quality services are upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by scheduling 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 most ideal indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

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

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

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems give off powerful UV rays 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 within as little as 45 minutes.

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Whole-Home Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

A whole-home humidifier can reduce respiratory infections and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also get rid of static and help you avoid dry air damage to your things.

A whole-home dehumidifier can protect against mold and mildew while increasing comfort.

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Ventilation Systems

Installing a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from becoming stagnant and control humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

Mold, pollen and pet dander are typical pollution sources in your residence. Other sources 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 located in numerous air fresheners and scented candles. High VOCs can cause respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other problems.

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

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has problems that intensify at home and go away 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. Ongoing 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 don’t have symptoms 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. Exhaustion or feeling lightheaded. Taking 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. Excessive dust despite regular cleaning. You may need to get a new air filter or get a filtration system from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity problems. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and worsen respiratory issues. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
  8. Musty smell. Mold or mildew flourishers 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 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.