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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Posted by Paul Wadsworth on Tue, Dec 14, 2010 @ 12:49 PM

Do you ever think about the quality of your indoor air? If you or a member of your family suffers from asthma, allergies, chronic sinusitis, or skin irritations it’s time to consider the possibility that your home is making you sick.

Many of our customers in the Greater Cleveland area come to us with concerns about indoor air quality and how it affects the health of their family. Unfortunately, there are quite a few indoor air pollutants that contribute to poor health and illness.

The most common pollutants are mold, chemicals, dust, and pet dander — all of which can irritate nasal passages and lung tissue. And every day events, such as playing with your puppy in the living room or cleaning your dining room table with a chemical cleaning solution, can contribute to indoor air pollution, causing you physical discomfort.

It’s almost as if your home has become your enemy.

The good news is there are ways to improve indoor air quality, and turn your home into a safer, healthier environment.

High efficiency filters improve indoor air quality by reducing dust, pollen, and other irritating particulates from the air. By decreasing indoor air contaminants, filters can ease the discomfort associated with asthma, allergies, and chronic cold symptoms – in some cases completely alleviating symptoms.

Another consideration is the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria in your home and in your HVAC system. With the increased use of heating and air conditioning systems during hot summer months and freezing cold winters, your HVAC system may be spreading mold and bacteria spores throughout your home.

To solve this problem, the installation of U.V. germicidal lights has been show to reduce the growth of toxins inside your ductwork and air conditioning unit, effectively limiting these contaminants from entering your home.

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