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

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.

Assume indoor air is superior in Indianapolis? Reconsider 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.

Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can make your home’s air fresher with our indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment. And you can breathe easily knowing all our quality services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by booking a no-cost Home Health® report.

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

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has a couple ways to fight pollution indoors. We’re Experts in reaching the most ideal indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

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

  • HEPA filters—pulls out 99.97 percent of contaminants; often installed in hospitals.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more efficient than an ordinary 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 powerful UV beams to reduce 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 reduce respiratory infections and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also take care of static and prevent dry air damage to your possessions.

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

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Ventilation Systems

Adding a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from turning stagnant and manage 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 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 located in numerous air fresheners and scented candles. Heightened VOCs can result in respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other issues.

Many scientific studies have learned respiratory diseases, asthma and other health conditions are linked to bad 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 conditions that worsen at home and improve 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 vulnerable to indoor pollution and may react by turning dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Exhaustion or feeling faint. Taking in chemical pollutants can impact your energy levels.
  4. Recurring asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be diffused through the air or get trapped 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 upgrade your air filter or get a filtration system from Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity problems. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and worsen respiratory problems. Too much moisture can lead to mold or mildew growth.
  8. Musty scents. Mold or mildew flourishers 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 issues 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 working carbon monoxide detector in your home.