Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality Solutions in The Finger Lakes

Health problems associated with indoor air pollution

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Coughing
  • Allergies
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Sinus infections
  • Respiratory ailments

We make homes healthier with proven solutions to indoor air quality problems

Is your house making you sick? Are you worried about the harmful effects of indoor air pollution? Do family members have ailments associated with “sick building syndrome” (SBS) or “building-related illness” (BRI)?

Indoor air pollution is a hazard that can easily go unnoticed until family members develop symptoms like frequent colds, severe allergies and/or respiratory ailments.

Although medical doctors can treat the symptoms caused by SBS or indoor air pollution; without addressing the indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in the home, health symptoms are likely to come back - or never actually go away.

Homeowners sometimes take matters into their own hands, buying expensive air cleaners in an attempt to improve indoor air quality. Despite these efforts and expenses, SBS persists. What can be done? How can an unhealthy house be made healthy again?

We can diagnose and treat sick building syndrome

If you’re worried about indoor air quality and the overall healthfulness of your home, Halco can help. In the same way that a medical doctor is trained to diagnose and treat illnesses of the human body, Halco's technicians are trained and certified to detect and correct building defects that cause indoor air quality problems.

Improve the air quality and efficiency of your home all at once!

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We offer a variety of solutions that can improve the air quality of your home, including replacement windows and doors, ductwork solutions, HVAC replacement and more. Contact us today to schedule a home energy audit or estimate!

Sources of indoor air pollution

The term "Sick Building Syndrome" was first used by the World Health Organization in 1986, when studies linked certain health problems to a variety of indoor air pollutants that became more concentrated as buildings became “tighter” in an effort to improve energy efficiency. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde were initially identified as major indoor air pollutants.

As manufacturers gradually removed VOCs from different products (upholstery, carpeting, adhesives, cleaners, furniture, etc.), other pollutants have been identified. These include mold spores, pollen, bacteria, particulates (dust), combustion byproducts (carbon monoxide and CO2) and radon. Today indoor air pollution is recognized as a major health problem by the EPA, the Center for Disease Control and many other health, safety and environmental organizations.

Common indoor air pollutants

  • Mold
  • Dust and dust mites
  • Pet dander
  • Smoke
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Asbestos
  • Gases emitted from furnishings, carpets, building materials, etc.
Local experts for duct sealing and indoor air quality improvement

Air control. Sealing leaky ductwork is one way to eliminate an indoor air pollution source that can contribute to sick building syndrome.

We can detect and correct sick building syndrome and IAQ issues

Some IAQ problems are caused by inadequate ventilation. Others are attributable to leaks in the ductwork system. Still others can be traced back to excessive moisture in a basement or crawl space that triggers a mold outbreak.

Medical doctors can easily misdiagnose sick building syndrome because many of the symptoms resemble flu-like illnesses and ailments. To accurately diagnose indoor air quality issues and resolve them with proven solutions, call Halco. Guided by building science principles, our technicians will identify your home’s IAQ issues, propose the most effective solutions, and complete the remedies you select.

Installing a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) or energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is one way we can help improve the air quality in your home. An HRV or ERV system will replace stale indoor air with fresh outside air. Contact us for an installation quote!

Learn more about specific IAQ and sick building syndrome issues by reading our frequently asked questions.

Schedule an indoor air quality inspection in Rochester & nearby

Contact Halco to setup an appointment with one of our technicians. They will inspect your home and provide prioritized suggestions for reducing indoor air pollutants. You don't have to deal with a "sick" home any longer! Give us a call at 1-888-635-6166 or contact us online.

Halco proudly serves Ithaca, Rochester, Syracuse, Elmira, Webster, Auburn, Fairport, Pittsford, Cortland, Canandaigua and nearby areas of New York.

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Halco
865 County Road 6
Phelps, NY 14532
1-315-688-1945


Halco
1700 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
1-607-218-8448


Halco
204 Bass St
Liverpool, NY 13088
1-315-992-6300
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