3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality

The term “air pollution” often makes you think of the air outside of the home. Actually, indoor air quality can be just as bad as outdoor air. It makes sense. People are spending additional time indoors and our houses are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they’re air tight and capturing contaminants inside. You should to know what’s negatively influencing your indoor air quality in order to make it better. Here are three common problems with your indoor air quality.

1. Humidity Levels

Managing humidity levels can be hard. Lots of humidity can harbor the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Too little humidity can damage your mucous membranes and increase the possibility of contracting a cold or flu and increase other respiratory problems. Plus, any furniture and woodwork can be impaired by both low and high humidity levels. Luckily, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

2. Allergens

The most frequent indoor allergen is dust mites. As a matter of fact, their droppings are one of the most common causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Seeing that dust mites like 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 accruing. You can decrease the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding often and using a vacuum with a HEPA filter. You can take removing allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from Air Temperature Control can walk through 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 mask 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 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 research a Lennox® whole-home filtration system.

The air in your living space should help your health, not damage 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 ask us any questions about indoor air quality, call us at 478-202-3170.

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