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Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Could be Worse Than Outdoors in La Porte

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

Believe indoor air is healthier in La Porte? Rethink that. 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 dangerous consequences to your health.

Finch Air Conditioning & Heating 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 excellent services are upheld 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 run longer.

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Finch Air Conditioning & Heating 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 understand the differences between each kind of whole-home air cleaner, purifier and filter.

  • HEPA filters—takes out 99.97 percent of contaminants; often used in hospitals. Know how effective your filter is by checking its MERV rating.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more effective 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 emit powerful UV light to reduce 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 quickly as 45 minutes.

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Whole-Home Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

A whole-home humidifier can reduce respiratory sickness and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also eliminate static and stop dry air damage to your belongings.

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 becoming stale 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 residence. Other sources include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

VOCs can be expelled by products 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 cause respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other symptoms.

Many scientific studies have found respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are due to bad indoor air quality. Allergies can also be worsened by indoor air quality issues.

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has problems that intensify at home and improve 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 feel better when you leave your home.
  2. Watery, itchy or dry eyes. Your eyes are sensitive to indoor pollution and may react by turning dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Exhaustion or feeling faint. Breathing in chemical pollutants can impact 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. Too much dust despite weekly cleaning. You may need to get a new air filter or add a filtration system from Finch Air Conditioning & Heating.
  7. Humidity problems. Dryness can cause scratchy eyes and worsen respiratory issues. Too much moisture can cause mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stale 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 balancing temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be a reaction to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a warning of high carbon monoxide levels. Check that you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home.