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

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.

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

Roland J. Down 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 excellent services are upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting a complimentary Home Health® report.

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

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a couple ways to fight pollution indoors. We’re Experts in achieving the most ideal 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—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 reduce pollutants.

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems give off 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 fast 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 take care of static and help you avoid dry air damage to your belongings.

A whole-home dehumidifier can protect against mold and mildew while enhancing comfort.

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Ventilation Systems

Putting in a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from turning stale and balance humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

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

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

Many scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other health problems are due to inferior indoor air quality. Allergies can also be triggered by indoor air quality troubles.

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has symptoms that worsen at home and get better 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. Ongoing 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 feel better 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. Fatigue or feeling lightheaded. Inhaling in chemical pollutants can have an influence on 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 create these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Excessive dust despite regular cleaning. You may need to put in a new air filter or install a filtration system from Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity imbalances. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and amplify respiratory symptoms. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stale odors. Mold or mildew blossoms 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 balancing 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 operating carbon monoxide detector in your home.