We often hear about outdoor pollution, but, did you know that indoor air quality can be more polluted than the outdoor air? Poor indoor air quality has a bearing on your mood and health. So, how do you know if your Meadow Brook, Alabama, home has poor indoor air? Look out for these three signs indicating bad indoor air quality.
Your home has its own, familiar scent, so when that smell starts changing without explanation, it’s time to investigate. Bad odors are a sign of poor indoor air that no amount of air freshener can disguise. The bad odor could be due to contaminants in the air caused by clogged air ducts or dirty air filters. Both of these will negatively affect your indoor air quality. Clean or change your air filter regularly, or call us for a professional duct cleaning.
Repeated Illnesses May Indicate Poor Indoor Air Quality
Do you or one of your family members suffer from cold symptoms or allergies when you’re at home, but once you leave the house you feel better? If so, your indoor air quality may be the cause. Indoor air pollutants, allergens, or toxins will aggravate upper respiratory issues, asthma, and allergies.
Consider investing in an air purifier, this will clean your indoor air while trapping many allergens such as pet dander, dust, and pollen before you have a chance to breathe them in.
High and low humidity levels can cause health problems. Is there condensation on your windows? This is a sign of high humidity in your home. With an increase of moisture in your home, the risk of biological growth and respiratory issues increases. Your air conditioner system will help to remove some of this moisture, but if it can’t keep up, consider installing a dehumidifier to keep humidity at bay.
Contact Skelton Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration at (205) 277-6055 to find out how to improve your home’s indoor air quality with our high-quality HVAC solutions and services.
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