3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality

May 02, 2016

The term “air pollution” usually 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 houses are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they’re air tight and keeping contaminants inside. You should to know what’s negatively influencing 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 hard. Lots of humidity can foster the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Lower amounts of humidity can damage your mucous membranes and increase the probability of contracting a cold or flu and increase other respiratory problems. Plus, your home’s furniture and woodwork can be impacted by both low and high humidity levels. Lucky for you, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

2. Allergens

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 culprit is pet dander. So, if your pets are in your bedroom, even more allergens are accumulating. You can lower the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding often and using a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. You can take getting rid of allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from True Temp Heating & Air Inc can show you all your options and help you select the perfect system for your needs.

3. Household Chemicals and Odors

While people may think it’s logical to mask bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—from the chemicals they contain. This can also hold true for other household cleaners. Plus, these dangers create greater threat 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 possible. To schedule an in-home air assessment or ask us any questions about indoor air quality, call us at 706-695-7492.