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Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Could be Worse Than Outdoors in the Wasatch Front region

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

Assume indoor air is better in the Wasatch Front region? Rethink that. Indoor air pollutant levels are frequently two to five times higher than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can cause a serious consequences to your health.

Barlow Service Experts can make your home’s air fresher with our indoor air quality (IAQ) units. And you can breathe easily knowing all our excellent services are upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by booking a no-cost Home Health® report.

Better indoor air quality could help you stay healthier and make your HVAC equipment last longer.

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Barlow Service Experts has several solutions for fighting pollution indoors. We’re Experts in accomplishing the best 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—takes out 99.97 percent of irritants; 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 an ordinary 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 high-intensity UV light to eliminate 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 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 stop dry air damage to your belongings.

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

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Ventilation Systems

Installing 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 things 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 lead to respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other symptoms.

Multiple scientific studies have learned respiratory diseases, asthma and other health problems are connected to bad 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 are bad 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. Lingering cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never goes away could be connected 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 susceptible to indoor pollution and may react by growing dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Tiredness or feeling lightheaded. Inhaling in chemical pollutants can have an influence on your energy levels.
  4. Frequent 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. Heavy dust despite weekly cleaning. You may need to put in a new air filter or install a filtration system from Barlow Service Experts.
  7. Humidity issues. Dryness can cause red eyes and amplify respiratory problems. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stuffy scents. Mold or mildew blossoms when the humidity in your home is too high.
  9. Hot or cold spots. This can be related to air quality, especially if your HVAC system is having issues regulating 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. Make sure that you have a functional carbon monoxide detector in your home.