3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality

Air Quality

The term “air pollution” usually makes you think of the air outdoors. Actually, indoor air quality can be just as bad as outdoor air. It makes sense. We are spending an increased amount of time indoors and our residences are becoming more energy-efficient, which means homes are air tight and trapping contaminants inside. You ought to know what’s negatively impacting your indoor air quality in order to make it better. Here are three frequent 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. Too little humidity can harm your mucous membranes and increase the likelihood of contracting a cold or flu and intensify other respiratory problems. Plus, your home’s 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 common indoor allergen is dust mites. Additionally, their droppings are one of the most frequent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Because dust mites love pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a retreat for allergens. Another big allergen is pet dander. So, if your pets are in your bedroom, even more allergens are building up. You can reduce the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding regularly and using a vacuum that includes a HEPA filter. You can take eliminating allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from Dynamic Comfort Solutions can show you all your options and help you find the perfect system for your needs.

3. Household Chemicals and Odors

While it seems 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 contain. This is also 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 look into a Lennox® whole-home filtration system.

The air in your home should support your health, not hurt it. We want to provide our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality available. To schedule an in-home air assessment or ask us any questions about indoor air quality, call us at 704-485-5506. If it’s simpler for you, you can also schedule your appointment with us online.

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