The term “air pollution” often makes you think of the air outside of the home. However, indoor air quality can be just as harmful as outdoor air. It makes sense. Individuals are spending more time indoors and our houses are becoming more energy-efficient, which means homes are air tight and trapping contaminants inside. You ought to know what’s negatively affecting 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 tricky. Higher amounts of humidity can foster the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Lower amounts of humidity can harm your mucous membranes and increase the probability of contracting a cold or flu and heighten other respiratory problems. Plus, your home’s furniture and woodwork can be impaired by both low and high humidity levels. Lucky for you, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
The most frequent indoor allergen is dust mites. As a matter of fact, their droppings are one of the most frequent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Because dust mites like pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a sanctuary for allergens. Another big factor 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 regularly 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 E.B. Air, LLC can walk through all your options and help you determine the perfect system for your needs.
3. Household Chemicals and Odors
While people may think it’s logical to cover up bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—from the chemicals used. This holds 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 house should support your health, not harm it. We want to offer our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality available. To schedule an in-home air assessment or get more information about indoor air quality, call us at 979-335-4262.