The term “air pollution” often makes you think of the air outdoors. However, indoor air quality can be just as harmful as outdoor air. It makes sense. People are spending additional time indoors and our homes are becoming more energy-efficient, which means homes are air tight and keeping contaminants inside. You should to know what’s negatively affecting your indoor air quality to help make it better. Here are three common problems with your indoor air quality.
1. Humidity Levels
Managing humidity levels can be hard. Lots of humidity can assist with the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Small amounts of humidity can harm your mucous membranes and increase the probability of contracting a cold or flu and increase other respiratory problems. Plus, the furniture and woodwork can be damaged by both low and high humidity levels. Luckily, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
The most frequent indoor allergen is dust mites. In fact, their droppings are one of the most common 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 accruing. You can decrease the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding regularly and using a vacuum with a HEPA filter. You can take removing allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from Bon Air Service Company can show you all your options and help you select the perfect system for your needs.
3. Household Chemicals and Odors
While it seems logical to conceal bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—as a result of the chemicals they contain. This can also hold 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 home should support your health, not damage it. We want to use our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality possible. To schedule an in-home air assessment or ask us any questions about indoor air quality, call us at 972-332-1028.