As outdoor air pollution has become a growing concern throughout Chicagoland, many homeowners have also been focusing those concerns inside of their homes—and for good reason. According to the EPA, indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the outdoor air. Poor indoor air quality can be attributed to several factors, such as:
- Pet dander
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Dust & dirt
At ARC Insulation, we believe that every home should have healthy, breathable air. That’s why we offer several services to help improve your home’s indoor air quality—no matter what the cause.
The Importance of Healthy Indoor Air
When contaminants get inside of your home, they put you and your family at risk. There are numerous health effects related to poor indoor air quality, such as:
- Asthma & allergy symptoms
- Itchy eyes
- Respiratory illness
- And more
One of the most common ways that contaminants get into your home is through gaps and cracks in its construction and foundation. However, the source of harmful contaminants can also come from indoors—like combustion appliances, cleaning supplies, or building materials. Depending on the source of the poor indoor air in your home, ARC Insulation can help with several IAQ solutions.
Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Air purification systems can remove harmful contaminants from your home’s air and come in a variety of forms to work with any home. At ARC, we install OXY 4™UV sterilizers that utilize ultraviolet light and advanced catalytic reactions to reduce or eliminate harmful bacterias, allergens, bacterias, VOCs, and mold.
In order to stop pollutants from entering your home from the outdoors, you need to close off gaps and cracks—and air sealing does just that! By sealing off the access for unwanted airflow, air sealing creates a protective barrier that keeps your indoor air safe.
Leaky duct systems are prone to moisture intrusion, leaving them vulnerable to mold growth. When moisture and mold infiltrate your ducts, they are easily spread throughout your home and the air you breathe. Duct sealing protects your breathable air while also saving you money on your energy bills.
Why Choose ARC Insulation in Chicagoland?
We’re committed to providing Chicagoland area with long-lasting solutions to home performance and health issues with over 30 years of experience in the industry. As an insulation contractor that is knowledgeable in building science, we take a whole-home approach to the services we provide. That means that we see your home as a system, with each component contributing to its energy efficiency, comfort, and air quality. We can even help you find rebates and incentives to make your home upgrades even more affordable!