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

We spend a great deal inside our residences. In fact, an Environmental Protection Agency survey learned Americans spend about 90 percent of their lives inside. The survey also learned Canadians spend a comparable span of time inside.

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

Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts can make your home’s air healthier with our indoor air quality (IAQ) products. And you can breathe freely knowing all our quality services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by scheduling 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

Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts has a few ways to fight pollution indoors. We’re Experts in accomplishing the best indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

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

  • HEPA filters—takes out 99.97 percent of pollution; often installed in hospitals. Know how effective your filter is by checking its MERV rating.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more efficient than an ordinary air filter.
  • Electronic air cleaners—uses electrically charged, washable filters to decrease pollutants.

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems use powerful UV rays to eliminate bacteria, mold and viruses. The light can clean your home’s air, ductwork and heating/cooling equipment. And lower 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 reduce respiratory illnesses and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also eliminate static and prevent dry air damage to your possessions.

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 stuffy and manage humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

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

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

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has symptoms that are bad 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 anxious about your health.

  1. Lingering cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never gets better could be linked 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 sensitive to indoor pollution and may react by growing dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Exhaustion or feeling lightheaded. Inhaling in chemical pollutants can affect your energy levels.
  4. Constant asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be spread through the air or get trapped in carpet.
  5. Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can create these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Excessive dust despite regular cleaning. You may need to upgrade your air filter or add a filtration system from Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts.
  7. Humidity issues. Dryness can cause red eyes and increase respiratory problems. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stale odors. Mold or mildew flourishers when the humidity in your home is too high.
  9. Hot or cold spots. This can be tied 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 warning of high carbon monoxide levels. Check that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.