Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Could be Worse Than Outdoors in Oklahoma City

We spend a good deal inside our houses. In fact, an Environmental Protection Agency survey learned Americans spend about 90 percent of their lives inside.

Believe indoor air is better in Oklahoma City? Rethink that. Indoor air pollutant levels are frequently two to five times greater than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can lead to a dangerous consequences to your health.

Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can make your home’s air fresher with our indoor air quality (IAQ) units. And you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing all our excellent services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by scheduling a free Home Health® report.

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

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning has several solutions for fighting pollution indoors. We’re Experts in achieving the most ideal indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

We can help you learn the differences between each type of whole-home air cleaner, purifier and filter.

  • HEPA filters—takes out 99.97 percent of irritants; often installed in hospitals.
  • Media air cleaners—up to 40 times more powerful than a regular air filter.
  • Electronic air cleaners—uses electrically charged, washable filters to lower pollutants.

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems give off powerful UV light to kill 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 sickness 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 boosting comfort.

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Ventilation Systems

Installing a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from becoming stagnant and manage humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

Mold, pollen and pet dander are ordinary pollution sources in your house. Other sources include household cleaners and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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

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

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has symptoms that intensify 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 anxious about your health.

  1. Persistent 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 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 becoming dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Fatigue or feeling faint. 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 circulated 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 periodic cleaning. You may need to upgrade your air filter or install a filtration system from Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.
  7. Humidity issues. Dryness can cause itchy eyes and increase respiratory symptoms. 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 linked to air quality, especially if your HVAC system is having problems balancing temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be recoil from the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a symptom of high carbon monoxide levels. Ensure that you have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home.