Indoor air quality (IAQ) is an extremely important health topic, one that can get overlooked and often taken for granted. Do you or any family members suffer more and more from allergies, headaches, fatigue, or sore/irritated throat, eyes and lungs? Do you tend to feel better when you leave your house and spend time outdoors? The root cause of these symptoms could be unclean air in your home, and the solution(s) could be quick and relatively simple to put in place.
Here’s a list of potential sources you can check yourself to help gauge whether you have an indoor air pollution problem (American Lung Association):
We advise our customers to change home HVAC system filters every three months, or more often depending on recommendations from the manufacturer. Your HVAC filter may clog more frequently if you have pets (fur tumbleweeds anyone?) or a lot of energetic feet running in and out of your home, tracking in lots of dirt and dust.
The EPA says inside air is typically 2-5 times dirtier than outside air and can be up to 100 times dirtier. Dust, mold, allergens and diseases build up in your homes ventilation system, and normal air filters fail to catch them since they’re designed to protect furnaces and air conditioners from large amounts of dust, not people from damaging molecules.
All of this is complicated by the design of modern, energy efficient homes. Since the energy crisis of the early 1970s, homes have been built much more tightly to conserve energy by keeping cold air out in the winter and hot air out in the summer. The flip side to energy conservation is Tight Home Syndrome, where dirty, sick and stale air is locked inside. But…you CAN control the quality and freshness of the air in your home!
You can get rid of 97% of dangerous particles with Indoor Air Quality products and services from American Comfort’s One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, located in Elk Grove Village IL and serving the greater Chicago region. Consider these solutions:
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Call our super friendly customer service team today with any questions or to schedule an appointment to have one of our technicians inspect and clean your ducts and ventilation system, and go over indoor air quality solutions for your home and family. Call 847 296-3444, 773 295-22970 or 630 246-2199. You’ll be served by a team super focused on providing the highest quality service and products possible. View more than 340 online reviews to see what our customers are saying about us!