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 discovered Americans spend about 90 percent of their lives indoors.

Believe indoor air is better 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 create 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 supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by scheduling a no-cost Home Health® report.

Better 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 few 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—takes out 99.97 percent of contaminants; often installed in hospitals.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more powerful than a regular air filter.
  • Electronic air cleaners—uses electrically charged, washable filters to reduce 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 shrink the concentration of airborne microorganisms by 50 percent as fast 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 possessions.

A whole-home dehumidifier can guard against mold and mildew while increasing comfort.

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Ventilation Systems

Putting in a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from turning stagnant 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 house. Other supplies 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 issues.

Many 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 worried about your health.

  1. Persistent 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 don’t feel sick 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. 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 caught in carpet.
  5. Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can cause these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Too much dust despite periodic cleaning. You may need to get a new air filter or get a filtration system from Levy & Son Service Experts.
  7. Humidity imbalances. Dryness can cause red eyes and worsen respiratory symptoms. 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 response 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 working carbon monoxide detector in your home.