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

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

Believe indoor air is superior in Dayton? Think again. Indoor air pollutant levels are frequently two to five times worse than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can cause a dangerous impact to your health.

Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can make your home’s air cleaner with our indoor air quality (IAQ) units. And you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing all our quality services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by booking a complimentary Home Health® report.

Enhanced indoor air quality could help you stay healthier and make your HVAC equipment work longer.

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has several ways to fight pollution indoors. We’re Experts in reaching the best indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

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

  • HEPA filters—removes 99.97 percent of contaminants; often installed in hospitals.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more efficient 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 emit strong UV rays to kill 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 within as little as 45 minutes.

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Whole-Home Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

A whole-home humidifier can cut down on respiratory infections and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also eliminate static and stop dry air damage to your possessions.

A whole-home dehumidifier can protect against mold and mildew while boosting 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 residence. Other sources include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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

Many scientific studies have found respiratory diseases, asthma and other health conditions are due to bad indoor air quality. Allergies can also be aggravated by indoor air quality problems.

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has problems that worsen at home and improve when you leave, you may be affected by indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re worried 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 vulnerable to indoor pollution and may react by growing dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Exhaustion or feeling lightheaded. Inhaling in chemical pollutants can impact your energy levels.
  4. Frequent asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be spread through the air or get stuck 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 periodic cleaning. You may need to put in a new air filter or add a filtration system from Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity problems. Dryness can cause scratchy eyes and amplify respiratory symptoms. Too much moisture can cause mold or mildew growth.
  8. Musty smell. 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 recoil from the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a symptom of high carbon monoxide levels. Check that you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home.