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

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

Guessing indoor air is superior in Dallas? Think again. Indoor air pollutant levels are often two to five times greater than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can lead to a serious impact to your health.

Levy & Son Service Experts can make your home’s air healthier with our indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment. And you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing all our excellent services are upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by scheduling a complimentary Home Health® report.

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

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Levy & Son Service Experts has a couple options for fighting pollution indoors. We’re Experts in achieving 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—removes 99.97 percent of pollution; 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 regular air filter.
  • Electronic air cleaners—uses electrically charged, washable filters to decrease pollutants.

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems emit strong UV rays to reduce bacteria, mold and viruses. The light can clean your home’s air, ductwork and heating/cooling equipment. And decrease 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 sickness and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also take care of static and help you avoid dry air damage to your belongings.

A whole-home dehumidifier can guard 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 being stagnant and balance humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

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

VOCs can be emitted by things in your home, such as building materials, flooring or furniture. They can also be detected in numerous air fresheners and scented candles. High VOCs can result in respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other problems.

Multiple scientific studies have found respiratory diseases, asthma and other health conditions are connected 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 symptoms that worsen at home and improve 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. Persistent 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. Fatigue or feeling faint. Breathing in chemical pollutants can impact your energy levels.
  4. Constant 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 cause these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Heavy dust despite periodic cleaning. You may need to upgrade your air filter or get a filtration system from Levy & Son Service Experts.
  7. Humidity imbalances. Dryness can cause red eyes and worsen respiratory issues. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stuffy smell. 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 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.