Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Could be Worse Than Outdoors in Fort Wayne

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

Believe indoor air is better in Fort Wayne? Reconsider that. Indoor air pollutant levels are often two to five times worse than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can lead to a serious consequences to your health.

Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can make your home’s air healthier with our indoor air quality (IAQ) units. And you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing all our quality services are upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting a free Home Health® report.

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

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a couple ways to fight pollution indoors. We’re Experts in reaching the best indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

We can help you identify the differences between each kind of whole-home air cleaner, purifier and filter.

  • HEPA filters—takes out 99.97 percent of irritants; often used in hospitals.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more efficient 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 give off high-intensity UV rays 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 within as little as 45 minutes.

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Whole-Home Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

A whole-home humidifier can minimize respiratory infections and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also get rid of static and stop dry air damage to your belongings.

A whole-home dehumidifier can defend against mold and mildew while boosting comfort.

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Ventilation Systems

Putting in a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from being stuffy and control humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

Mold, pollen and pet dander are common pollution sources in your residence. 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 detected in some air fresheners and scented candles. High VOCs can lead to respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other symptoms.

Multiple scientific studies have learned respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are connected to bad indoor air quality. Allergies can also be aggravated by indoor air quality issues.

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has problems 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 goes away 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 sensitive to indoor pollution and may react by becoming dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Fatigue or feeling lightheaded. Inhaling in chemical pollutants can impact your energy levels.
  4. Frequent 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 put in a new air filter or get a filtration system from Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity imbalances. Dryness can cause scratchy eyes and worsen respiratory issues. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
  8. Musty odors. Mold or mildew flourishers when the humidity in your home is too high.
  9. Hot or cold spots. This can be related 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.