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

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

Guessing indoor air is better in Birmingham? Reconsider that. Indoor air pollutant levels are often two to five times greater than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can lead to a serious impact to your health.

Norrell Service Experts can make your home’s air fresher with our indoor air quality (IAQ) units. And you can breathe freely knowing all our excellent services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by booking 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

Norrell Service Experts has several ways to fight pollution indoors. We’re Experts in achieving the top indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

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

  • HEPA filters—removes 99.97 percent of pollution; often used 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 reduce pollutants.

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems use 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 within as little 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 help you avoid 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 becoming stale and balance 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 supplies 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 located in numerous air fresheners and scented candles. Heightened VOCs can result in respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other problems.

Many scientific studies have found respiratory diseases, asthma and other illnesses are linked to inferior indoor air quality. Allergies can also be triggered by indoor air quality problems.

 

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 anxious about your health.

  1. Ongoing 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 don’t feel sick when you leave your home.
  2. Watery, itchy or dry eyes. Your eyes are vulnerable to indoor pollution and may react by becoming dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Exhaustion or feeling faint. Breathing in chemical pollutants can affect 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 lead to these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Heavy dust despite regular cleaning. You may need to upgrade your air filter or add a filtration system from Norrell Service Experts.
  7. Humidity problems. Dryness can cause red eyes and worsen respiratory problems. Too much moisture can lead to mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stale smell. Mold or mildew flourishers 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 balancing temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be recoil from the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a warning of high carbon monoxide levels. Ensure that you have a operating carbon monoxide detector in your home.