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

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

Believe indoor air is superior in Richmond? Rethink that. 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 effect on your health.

Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 outstanding services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting 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

Eveready 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 learn the differences between each type of whole-home air cleaner, purifier and filter.

  • HEPA filters—pulls out 99.97 percent of contaminants; often used in hospitals.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more effective than a standard air filter.
  • Electronic air cleaners—uses electrically charged, washable filters to decrease pollutants.

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems emit powerful UV beams 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 cut down on respiratory illnesses and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also get rid of static and prevent 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

Adding a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from turning stuffy 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 house. Other sources include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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

Multiple scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are linked to bad indoor air quality. Allergies can also be worsened by indoor air quality troubles.

 

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 worried about your health.

  1. Lingering cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never improves could be linked 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 susceptible to indoor pollution and may react by growing dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Exhaustion or feeling lightheaded. Inhaling in chemical pollutants can have an influence on your energy levels.
  4. Frequent asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be diffused through the air or get trapped 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 Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity problems. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and worsen respiratory symptoms. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stuffy odors. Mold or mildew flourishers when the humidity in your home is too high.
  9. Hot or cold spots. This can be linked to air quality, especially if your HVAC system is having problems regulating temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be a response to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a warning of high carbon monoxide levels. Make sure that you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home.