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

We spend a great deal inside our homes. In fact, an Environmental Protection Agency survey learned Americans spend about 90 percent of their lives in buildings. The survey also found Canadians spend a similar period of time indoors.

Believe indoor air is superior in Edmonton? Reconsider that. Indoor air pollutant levels are regularly two to five times worse than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can lead to a dangerous impact to your health.

Rob's Albertan Service Experts can make your home’s air fresher with our indoor air quality (IAQ) products. And you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing all our outstanding services are upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting a no-cost 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

Rob's Albertan Service Experts has a couple ways to fight 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 model of whole-home air cleaner, purifier and filter.

  • HEPA filters—takes out 99.97 percent of pollution; often installed in hospitals.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more effective 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 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 as quickly as 45 minutes.

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Whole-Home Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers

A whole-home humidifier can minimize respiratory illnesses and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also eliminate static and help you avoid dry air damage to your belongings.

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

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Ventilation Systems

Putting in a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from being stale and control humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

Mold, pollen and pet dander are common pollution sources in your house. Other causes 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 detected in some air fresheners and scented candles. Heightened VOCs can lead to respiratory irritation, headaches and dizziness, among other symptoms.

Multiple scientific studies have learned respiratory diseases, asthma and other health conditions are due to bad indoor air quality. Allergies can also be aggravated by indoor air quality problems.

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has symptoms that worsen at home and go away when you leave, you may be struggling with indoor pollution. You should also talk to your doctor if you’re worried about your health.

  1. Lingering cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never improves could be linked to air quality. This is especially true if you don’t have symptoms when you leave your home.
  2. Watery, itchy or dry eyes. Your eyes are susceptible to indoor pollution and may react by turning dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Exhaustion or feeling dizzy. Breathing in chemical pollutants can have an influence on your energy levels.
  4. Constant asthma attacks. Dust, pet dander, smoke and other triggers can be spread through the air or get trapped in carpet.
  5. Coughing and sneezing. Allergies or colds can lead to these symptoms, but they shouldn’t be worse at home.
  6. Excessive dust despite regular cleaning. You may need to upgrade your air filter or install a filtration system from Rob's Albertan Service Experts.
  7. Humidity problems. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and worsen respiratory problems. Too much moisture can cause mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stuffy scents. Mold or mildew flourishers 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 a response to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a indication of high carbon monoxide levels. Ensure that you have a operating carbon monoxide detector in your home.