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

We spend a good deal inside our houses. In fact, an Environmental Protection Agency survey discovered Americans spend about 90 percent of their lives inside.

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

Church Services can make your home’s air cleaner with our indoor air quality (IAQ) products. And you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing all our quality services are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting a no-cost Home Health® report.

Better indoor air quality could help you stay healthier and make your HVAC equipment work longer.

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Church Services has several options for fighting pollution indoors. We’re Experts in accomplishing 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—removes 99.97 percent of pollution; often seen in hospitals. Know how effective your filter is by checking its MERV rating.
  • 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 give off high-intensity UV beams to kill 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 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 get rid of static and stop dry air damage to your possessions.

A whole-home dehumidifier can protect against mold and mildew while boosting 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 typical pollution sources in your house. Other supplies include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

VOCs can be expelled by things in your home, such as building materials, flooring or furniture. They can also be located in various air fresheners and scented candles. Increased VOCs can lead to respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other issues.

Many scientific studies have found respiratory diseases, asthma and other health problems are due 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 problems that intensify 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 anxious 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 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. Tiredness or feeling dizzy. Inhaling in chemical pollutants can have an influence on your energy levels.
  4. Recurring asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be circulated through the air or get stuck in carpet.
  5. Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can cause these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Excessive dust despite weekly cleaning. You may need to get a new air filter or install a filtration system from Church Services.
  7. Humidity imbalances. Dryness can cause scratchy eyes and amplify respiratory issues. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stale scents. Mold or mildew thrives 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 recoil from the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a indication of high carbon monoxide levels. Check that you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home.