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

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

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

Coastal Service Experts can make your home’s air cleaner with our indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment. And you can breathe freely knowing all our outstanding services are upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting a complimentary 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

Coastal Service Experts has a few 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 understand the differences between each model of whole-home air cleaner, purifier and filter.

  • HEPA filters—takes 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 efficient than a standard air filter.
  • Electronic air cleaners—uses electrically charged, washable filters to reduce pollutants.

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems give off high-intensity UV rays to eliminate 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 minimize respiratory infections and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also eliminate static and stop dry air damage to your things.

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

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Ventilation Systems

Adding a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from turning stagnant 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 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 found in some air fresheners and scented candles. Increased VOCs can result in respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other symptoms.

Multiple scientific studies have discovered respiratory diseases, asthma and other health problems are connected to inferior indoor air quality. Allergies can also be aggravated by indoor air quality troubles.

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has conditions that are bad at home and go away when you leave, you may be affected by indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re concerned about your health.

  1. Ongoing cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never gets better 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 sensitive to indoor pollution and may react by turning dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Exhaustion or feeling faint. Taking in chemical pollutants can have an influence on your energy levels.
  4. Recurring 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 cause 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 install a filtration system from Coastal Service Experts.
  7. Humidity imbalances. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and worsen respiratory issues. Too much moisture can cause 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 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. Ensure that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.