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

We spend a lot of time inside our homes. In fact, an Environmental Protection Agency survey discovered Americans spend about 90 percent of their lives indoors.

Believe indoor air is healthier in Cleveland? Think again. Indoor air pollutant levels are frequently two to five times higher than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can lead to a severe effect on your health.

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can make your home’s air healthier with our indoor air quality (IAQ) units. And you can breathe freely knowing all our outstanding services are upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting a free Home Health® report.

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

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a couple ways to fight pollution indoors. We’re Experts in achieving the top indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

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

  • HEPA filters—pulls out 99.97 percent of irritants; often seen 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 high-intensity UV rays to kill 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 quickly 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 eliminate static and stop dry air damage to your possessions.

A whole-home dehumidifier can defend 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 turning stale and manage humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

Mold, pollen and pet dander are ordinary pollution sources in your home. Other sources include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

VOCs can be released by products in your home, such as building materials, flooring or furniture. They can also be located in numerous air fresheners and scented candles. Increased VOCs can cause respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other symptoms.

Multiple scientific studies have learned respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are connected to bad 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 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 anxious about your health.

  1. Ongoing cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never improves could be connected 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 vulnerable to indoor pollution and may react by turning dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Exhaustion or feeling dizzy. Breathing 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 caught in carpet.
  5. Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can create these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Too much dust despite regular cleaning. You may need to get a new air filter or install a filtration system from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity issues. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and increase respiratory issues. Too much moisture can lead to mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stuffy scents. Mold or mildew blossoms 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 problems regulating temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be a reaction to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a warning of high carbon monoxide levels. Ensure that you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home.