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

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

Believe indoor air is better in Winnipeg? Reconsider that. Indoor air pollutant levels are often two to five times worse than outdoor air pollution levels, according to the EPA. This can lead to a serious effect on your health.

Winnipeg Supply Service Experts can make your home’s air fresher with our indoor air quality (IAQ) equipment. And you can breathe easily knowing all our quality services are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Get started by requesting a complimentary Home Health® report.

Enhanced indoor air quality could help you stay healthier and make your HVAC equipment run longer.

 

How to Improve Air Quality in Your Home

Winnipeg Supply Service Experts has several solutions for fighting pollution indoors. We’re Experts in reaching the most ideal indoor air quality for your home.

Air Filtration Systems

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

  • HEPA filters—takes out 99.97 percent of contaminants; often used 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 lower pollutants.

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Germicidal UV Light Systems

These systems emit powerful UV beams to eliminate bacteria, mold and viruses. The light can clean your home’s air, ductwork and heating/cooling equipment. And shrink 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 reduce respiratory infections and allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also eliminate static and help you avoid dry air damage to your possessions.

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

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Ventilation Systems

Adding a ventilation system to your home can keep indoor air from turning stuffy and control humidity levels.

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How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

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

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

Many scientific studies have found respiratory diseases, asthma and other health problems are due to inferior indoor air quality. Allergies can also be worsened by indoor air quality problems.

 

10 Signs Your Home has Poor Indoor Air Quality

If your family has conditions that intensify 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. Persistent cold or flu symptoms. A sore throat or runny nose that never improves 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 sensitive to indoor pollution and may react by turning dry, itchy or watery.
  3. Tiredness or feeling faint. Taking in chemical pollutants can have an influence on your energy levels.
  4. Frequent 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 get a new air filter or add a filtration system from Winnipeg Supply Service Experts.
  7. Humidity problems. Dryness can cause red eyes and amplify respiratory problems. Too much moisture can result in mold or mildew growth.
  8. Stuffy smell. Mold or mildew thrives 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 controlling temperature and humidity.
  10. Nausea. This can be a reaction to the chemicals or pollutants in your home. It can also be a symptom of high carbon monoxide levels. Check that you have a operating carbon monoxide detector in your home.