The term “air pollution” typically makes you think of the air outside of the home. However, indoor air quality can be just as bad as outdoor air. It makes sense. People are spending more time indoors and our homes are becoming more energy-efficient, which means homes are air tight and capturing contaminants inside. You ought to know what’s negatively impacting your indoor air quality in order to make it better. Here are three frequent problems with your indoor air quality.
1. Humidity Levels
Managing humidity levels can be tricky. Lots of humidity can foster the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Too little humidity can hurt your mucous membranes and increase the probability of contracting a cold or flu and intensify other respiratory problems. Plus, your home’s furniture and woodwork can be impacted by both low and high humidity levels. Fortunately, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
The most typical indoor allergen is dust mites. As a matter of fact, their droppings are one of the most frequent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Because dust mites like pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a haven for allergens. Another big factor is pet dander. So, if your pets are in your bedroom, even more allergens are accruing. You can reduce the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding frequently and using a vacuum with a HEPA filter. You can take getting rid of allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from Air Service Co. can explain all your options and help you select the perfect system for your needs.
3. Household Chemicals and Odors
While you might think it’s logical to cover up bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—as a result of the chemicals they contain. This is also true for other household cleaners. Plus, these dangers can be even more threatening to children and elderly people with respiratory issues. These health risks are even more reason to look into a Lennox® whole-home filtration system.
The air in your house should help your health, not damage it. We want to offer our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality you can. To schedule an in-home air assessment or get more information about indoor air quality, call us at 918-212-8943.