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

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

Guessing indoor air is better in Elkhart? 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 impact to your health.

BW/Cook Service Experts can make your home’s air cleaner with our indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment. And you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing all our excellent services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting a complimentary 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

BW/Cook Service Experts has several options for fighting pollution indoors. We’re Experts in achieving the most ideal 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 pollution; often seen 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 decrease pollutants.

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems give off powerful UV light 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 get rid of static and prevent dry air damage to your possessions.

A whole-home dehumidifier can protect 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 stuffy and balance humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

Mold, pollen and pet dander are common pollution sources in your home. Other causes 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 found in some air fresheners and scented candles. High VOCs can cause respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other problems.

Multiple scientific studies have found respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are linked 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 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 concerned about your health.

  1. Lingering cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never improves could be related 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. Fatigue or feeling faint. 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 trapped in carpet.
  5. Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can lead to these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Excessive dust despite weekly cleaning. You may need to upgrade your air filter or get a filtration system from BW/Cook Service Experts.
  7. Humidity issues. Dryness can cause red eyes and amplify respiratory issues. Too much moisture can lead to mold or mildew growth.
  8. Musty smell. Mold or mildew thrives when the humidity in your home is too high.
  9. Hot or cold spots. This can be linked to air quality, especially if your HVAC system is having trouble regulating temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be a response to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a indication of high carbon monoxide levels. Ensure that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.