Do You Have Indoor Air Pollution?
Is your indoor air as fresh as you’d like? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air pollution might the cause of “allergies” and your air may not be as clean as it looks. Tiny airborne particles, invisible to the eye but harmful to health, may be causing your indoor air to be more polluted than the air outside. Most of us spend the majority of our time indoors, so it makes sense to want indoor air that’s as healthy as possible.
Indoor Air Quality
One way to assess the indoor air quality of your home or place of business is to monitor how you feel when you are in that space. Are you having any of the following symptoms, but only in certain environments? If you have any of these symptoms, indoor air pollution may be to blame and we can help.
- Sneezing and coughing
- Irritated eyes
- Dry, scratchy throat
- Sinus problems
- Itchy skin or rashes
- Shortness of breath
What Can Contaminate Indoor Air?
There are many types of indoor pollutants, and they can all cause different reactions. Pollen, for example, can make existing allergies even worse. A carbon monoxide leak can cause headache, dizziness and nausea. Additional pollutants might include:
- Excessive Dust
- Dust mites
- Pet dander
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Our Indoor Air Quality Services and Products
How Can I Have Cleaner Indoor Air?
Indoor air pollution develops because buildings these days are tightly sealed to prevent the loss of heated and cooled air. Simply adding a ventilation system can freshen up indoor air and keep these contaminants from gaining a foothold. High-tech air cleaners and air purifiers can reduce indoor air pollution by almost 100 percent, depending on the system you install. These state-of-the-art systems can be a tremendous help for those who suffer from respiratory disorders, allergies or asthma. Adding an air humidifier to your furnace can get rid of the dry air that causes itchy skin and rashes. Installing UV lamps on your HVAC can prevent the growth of mold.
Duct Cleaning Can Improve Indoor Air Quality
If your heating and cooling system relies on ductwork to circulate heated and cooled air, your ducts should be inspected and cleaned every several years. Ducts are notorious for harboring all types of pollutants from insect droppings and excessive dust to bacteria and mold. Besides getting rid of these contaminants, duct cleaning can remove any debris within the ducts and thereby help your HVAC to be more efficient. While your ducts are being cleaned, a technician will seal any leaks to eliminate the loss of heated and cooled air. This, in turn, can reduce energy costs.