The term “air pollution” usually makes you think of the air outside your home. However, indoor air quality can be just as poor as outdoor air. It makes sense. We are spending additional time indoors and our residences are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they are air tight and capturing contaminants inside. You should to know what’s negatively impacting your indoor air quality to help make it better. Here are three typical problems with your indoor air quality.
1. Humidity Levels
Managing humidity levels can be difficult. Higher amounts of humidity can harbor the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Too little humidity can harm 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 damaged by both low and high humidity levels. Lucky for you, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
The most typical indoor allergen is dust mites. Additionally, their droppings are one of the most frequent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Since dust mites love pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a retreat for allergens. Another big factor is pet dander. So, if your pets sleep your bedroom, even more allergens are accumulating. You can lower the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding frequently and using a vacuum that includes a HEPA filter. You can take getting rid of allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from Winters Heating and Cooling can walk through 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 conceal bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—due to the chemicals they consist of. This can also hold true for lots of 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 research a Lennox® whole-home filtration system.
The air in your living space should help your health, not hurt it. We want to provide our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality available. To schedule an in-home air assessment or inquire about indoor air quality, call us at 317-406-5783.