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

We spend a lot of time inside our homes. In fact, an Environmental Protection Agency survey learned Americans spend about 90 percent of their lives indoors. The survey also discovered Canadians spend a comparable period of time inside.

Assume indoor air is better in Calgary? Rethink that. Indoor air pollutant levels are regularly two to five times worse than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can cause a severe effect on your health.

A1 Chesney Service Experts can make your home’s air fresher with our indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment. 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 no-cost 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

A1 Chesney Service Experts has a few ways to fight pollution indoors. We’re Experts in reaching the top 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—pulls out 99.97 percent of irritants; 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 an ordinary air filter.
  • Electronic air cleaners—uses electrically charged, washable filters to lower pollutants.

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems use high-intensity UV light to eliminate 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 cut down on respiratory illnesses and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also eliminate static and prevent dry air damage to your things.

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 turning stagnant 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 supplies 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 various air fresheners and scented candles. Heightened VOCs can lead to respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other issues.

Many scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are due to poor 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 conditions that worsen at home and improve when you leave, you may be suffering from 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 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. Exhaustion or feeling dizzy. Inhaling in chemical pollutants can impact your energy levels.
  4. Frequent asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be diffused through the air or get stuck 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 periodic cleaning. You may need to put in a new air filter or add a filtration system from A1 Chesney Service Experts.
  7. Humidity issues. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and worsen respiratory issues. Too much moisture can lead to mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stale smell. Mold or mildew thrives 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 regulating temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be a reaction to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a indication of high carbon monoxide levels. Make sure that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.