Indoor air quality (IAQ) has the ability to negatively affect your health in Washington, D.C. Air pollution can lead to allergy symptoms, the growth of carcinogens and even the rare condition of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. There are many causes of poor indoor air quality in your Washington, DC, home, but there are ways to improve it.

Causes of Bad Indoor Air Quality in Your Washington, DC, Home

The main cause of bad indoor air quality are sources of pollution and bad ventilation. Sources such as tobacco products, building materials, and wet carpet can release gases, toxins and particles in the air. Without proper ventilation and an air purification system, the pollutants will continue to accumulate, increasing the density of pollutants in the air.

Health Effects of Bad Indoor Air Quality

Symptom of bad IAQ can show up quickly or take years to develop. If there are toxins in the air, you may experience headaches and dizziness. If you have allergies, you may find your respiratory system and sinuses are constantly irritated.

While air pollutants can cause serious health problems, it is still not known how long exposure needs to be or the level of concentration of the pollutants it takes to develop a specific health problem. However, how quickly symptoms appear depends on the individual’s medical history and age.

Changing Bad Indoor Air Quality

One machine our professionals may recommend is a whole-home air purifier. These systems connect to your HVAC system, and they pull pollutants directly from the air. The Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rates air filters, allowing you to choose the level of filtration you want in your home.

A clear sign that you have bad IAQ is that you feel sick when you’re at home and that the symptoms go away when you’re away all day. Our professionals can help you find the source of the pollutants and eliminate it. Contact Griffith Energy Services to improve the air quality in your home so your family can feel healthier and safer.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services

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