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Air Quality Inside Your Home

Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Carly Golan

We spend most of our time indoors, so it is essential that the air inside our homes is clean and healthy. In many homes this is not the case; in fact the air indoors can sometimes be even more polluted than the air outdoors. Common pollutants affecting our indoor air include mold, dust, asbestos, smoke, plumbing leaks and carbon monoxide.

This air quality issue has been recognized by the EPA and the Center for Disease Control as a major health problem. These pollutants can leave us feeling sick with symptoms such as fatigue, fever, coughing, headache, dizziness, allergies, sinus infections, and muscle aches. Although these symptoms can be treated by doctors, without handling the cause of the symptoms they are likely to come back again and again.

Luckily these air problems are easily preventable with the right knowledge and solutions. Dr. Energy Saver installs dehumidification systems, insulation and replacement windows that work together to control the indoor humidity and temperature levels in your home to protect the air year-round.

Mold grows with moisture and spreads by means of airborne spores.  By adding a dehumidifier you can prevent hazardous mold invasion. Dr. Energy Saver’s self-draining SaniDry™ XP Basement Air System is a high quality dehumidifier that is ENERGY STAR® Rated. The unit has a (MERV-11) air filter that enables it to remove dust and allergens from the air further improving indoor air quality. We recently helped a homeowner in Wenham, MA by insulating their critter-infested crawl space and adding a SaniDry™ XP Basement Air System. This home that was previously damp, moldy and critter polluted is now clean and dry.

Your Dr. Energy Saver Building Analyst is likely to recommend air-sealing, insulation and possibly replacement windows in addition to dehumidification for the most effective solution. Aside from improved energy efficiency, replacing windows in your home can also improve indoor air quality by reducing drafts and moisture from condensation. Additionally, you can eliminate indoor air pollution caused by your ducts by air-sealing the leaks.

If you are suffering from pollutants in your home, contact us today for your no-obligation indoor air quality inspection and free estimate.

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