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

We spend a lot of time inside our residences. In fact, an Environmental Protection Agency survey found Americans spend about 90 percent of their lives indoors.

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

Strand Brothers Service Experts can make your home’s air cleaner with our indoor air quality (IAQ) units. And you can breathe freely knowing all our outstanding services are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting a complimentary Home Health® report.

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

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Strand Brothers Service Experts has a couple ways to fight pollution indoors. We’re Experts in accomplishing 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—removes 99.97 percent of contaminants; often seen in hospitals. Know how effective your filter is by checking its MERV rating.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more powerful 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 emit high-intensity UV beams to kill 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 as fast 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 take care of static and help you avoid dry air damage to your belongings.

A whole-home dehumidifier can defend against mold and mildew while increasing comfort.

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Ventilation Systems

Installing a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from being stuffy 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 home. Other sources include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

VOCs can be emitted by products in your home, such as building materials, flooring or furniture. They can also be located in some air fresheners and scented candles. Increased VOCs can result in respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other issues.

Many scientific studies have learned respiratory diseases, asthma and other health problems are linked to bad indoor air quality. Allergies can also be triggered by indoor air quality issues.

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has symptoms that intensify at home and improve when you leave, you may be suffering from indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re anxious about your health.

  1. Lingering cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never gets better 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 sensitive to indoor pollution and may react by becoming dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Tiredness or feeling faint. Inhaling in chemical pollutants can impact your energy levels.
  4. Recurring asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be circulated through the air or get stuck in carpet.
  5. Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can lead to these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Too much dust despite regular cleaning. You may need to upgrade your air filter or install a filtration system from Strand Brothers Service Experts.
  7. Humidity problems. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and worsen respiratory issues. Too much moisture can lead to mold or mildew growth.
  8. Musty scents. 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 problems balancing 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.