Maintaining your indoor air quality (IAQ) is a neverending fight against countless pollutants that invade your living space. Many people spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors. And according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the level of pollutants indoors is often two to five times that of outdoor air. In some cases, it’s more than 100 times more polluted.
With these stats in mind, it’s easy to see why it’s so important to improve your IAQ. Deljo helps clients throughout Chicago with indoor air quality service every day. But before we discuss solutions, let’s take a look at some of the ways that poor air quality can affect your health.
The Risks of Poor Indoor Air Quality Who’s Affected
Every day, you breathe in roughly enough air to fill a swimming pool. And when the air you breathe is filled with pollutants, your lungs will be, too. The EPA actually ranks indoor air pollution as one of the top five environmental risks to public health. Symptoms of poor indoor air quality include:
Short Term Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality
- Headaches, nausea, dizziness, and confusion
- Difficulty breathing and exacerbated asthma symptoms
- Allergic reactions to various pollutants include dust and pollen
Long Term Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality
- Changes in mood
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Respiratory diseases
- Neurological conditions
- Pregnancy complications, including birth defects
Who Is Most Affected by Poor Indoor Air Quality
- The 15 million+ Americans with asthma, including 1-in-13 school-age children.
- Children in general: children inhale more than 50% more air per body weight than adults, making them especially sensitive to air quality issues.
- Anyone with respiratory or heart conditions
Even if you aren’t a member of the high-risk demographics, improving the air quality in your home can dramatically improve your health. The World Health Organization estimates that about 30% of newly constructed and remodeled facilities have indoor air quality problems. But improving the quality of air in indoor environments is far easier than most people imagine.
Indoor Air Quality Systems
Carrier Infinity Air Purifier GAPA
One way to improve the quality of indoor air is through the use of an air purifier. Carrier’s Infinity Air Purifier GAPA is one of the finest models on the market. The efficiency of the award-winning Infinity Air Purifier makes it one of the most effective solutions in the fight for indoor air quality.
After affixing the device to your existing heating and cooling system, it silently scrubs the air of pollutants to clean the air throughout your home. It uses Captures and Kills technology to trap up to 95% of pathogens down to .30 microns in size.
With every cycle of air that passes through the patented system, pollen, animal dander, smoke, bacteria, and other pollutants are trapped and held tightly to the filter. Once captured, the Infinity hits these pathogens with an electrical charge. The charge bursts the pollutants’ cell walls, rendering them inert and preventing them from harming you or your family.
The REME HALO® Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier
The REME HALO® air purifier is another popular choice in the fight for indoor air quality. This whole-home, in-duct air purifier has the capability of purifying every square inch of your home. Whereas passive systems require pollutants to pass through a filtration system, the REME HALO® actively cleans the air everywhere in your home.
It’s effective in combating three different categories of indoor air pollutants: particles, gases, and microbial pollutants. To do so, the REME HALO® produces low-level, airborne hydrogen peroxide and distributes it through your home. The process kills up to 99 percent of bacteria, mold, and viruses. This mimics the earth’s own air cleaning system that relies on hydrogen peroxide created within our atmosphere.
Get Help With Your Chicago Indoor Air Quality
The air in your home plays a huge role in determining your health and the health of your family. At Deljo Heating & Cooling, we can help you breathe easier in the comfort of your home. Give us a call to schedule an indoor air quality test so that we can determine the best course of action for moving forward.
We use the finest testing equipment to thoroughly inspect and evaluate your indoor air quality. Plus, we have a variety of solutions to help solve any issue you may have with your indoor air quality.
Cleaner air is only a phone call away. So reach out to us today at 773-829-4295 to let Deljo help you breathe easier!