Staying indoors doesn’t always guarantee good air quality. Sometimes, the air inside your Toano, VA, home can be unsafe and unhealthy. Poor indoor air quality affects your comfort and health, so you should watch for these signs of it:
High Humidity Levels
High humidity levels can lead to the growth of biological contaminants, contributing to poor IAQ. If your interior walls or other surfaces are damp, it’s likely a sign of high humidity levels. Use a dehumidifier to reduce the humidity in your home and improve indoor air quality.
If you or someone in your family experiences frequent asthma symptoms while indoors, like difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing and chest tightness, it can be a sign of poor air quality. This is especially true if these symptoms improve when outside the home. Check for dust mites and pet dander that could be contributing to the asthma flare-ups.
Good indoor air quality lowers rates of lung cancer and other diseases. If someone in your home is suffering from an unexplained lung cancer diagnosis, poor indoor air quality could be the underlying cause. Investigate pollutants like radon and second-hand smoke that could interfere with good air quality.
Hyperactive allergies and frequent sneezing are signs that your air quality is poor. Common indoor allergens such as dust mites and pet dander can linger in the air and irritate your allergies. Regularly clean your floors, carpets and furniture to minimize the allergens in the interior.
You can improve IAQ by using the services of a professional HVAC service technician. Contact Kearney & Sons to learn about our IAQ products andcomplete the necessary AC repairs to improve your indoor air. We offer state-of-the-art air-cleaning equipment to cleanse your interior spaces and improve the overall health of everyone in your household.
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