The term “air pollution” often makes you think of the air outdoors. However, indoor air quality can be just as bad 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 keeping contaminants inside. You ought to know what’s negatively influencing your indoor air quality to help make it better. Here are three frequent problems with your indoor air quality.
1. Humidity Levels
Managing humidity levels can be difficult. Lots of humidity can foster the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Lower amounts of humidity can damage your mucous membranes and increase the possibility of contracting a cold or flu and intensify other respiratory problems. Plus, any furniture and woodwork can be damaged by both low and high humidity levels. Luckily, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
The most typical indoor allergen is dust mites. In fact, their droppings are one of the most common causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Seeing that dust mites love pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a sanctuary for allergens. Another big factor is pet dander. So, if your pets sleep your bedroom, even more allergens are accumulating. You can decrease the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding regularly 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning can show you all your options and help you determine 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 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 consider a Lennox® whole-home filtration system.
The air in your house should contribute to your health, not hurt it. We want to provide our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality possible. To schedule an in-home air assessment or get more information about indoor air quality, call us at 432-237-0168.