3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality Posted May 2, 2016 Air Quality The term “air pollution” typically makes you think of the air outside your home. Actually, indoor air quality can be just as poor as outdoor air. It makes sense. People are spending additional time indoors and our residences are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they’re air tight and trapping contaminants inside. You need to know what’s negatively impacting your indoor air quality so you can make it better. Here are three typical 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. Too little humidity can harm your mucous membranes and increase the likelihood of contracting a cold or flu and heighten other respiratory problems. Plus, the furniture and woodwork can be impacted 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 prevalent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Because dust mites love pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a sanctuary for allergens. Another big factor is pet dander. So, if your pets hang out in your bedroom, even more allergens are accumulating. You can reduce the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding regularly and using a vacuum with a HEPA filter. You can take eliminating allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service 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 conceal bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—due to the chemicals they contain. This can also hold true for lots of household cleaners. Plus, these dangers create greater threat 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 home 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 inquire about indoor air quality, call us at 979-323-6109.