3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality

May 02, 2016

The term “air pollution” typically makes you think of the air outside your home. Actually, indoor air quality can be just as poor as outdoor air. It makes sense. Individuals are spending more time indoors and our homes are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they’re air tight and trapping contaminants inside. You ought to know what’s negatively influencing your indoor air quality in order to make it better. Here are three typical problems with your indoor air quality.

1. Humidity Levels

Managing humidity levels can be hard. Too much humidity can foster the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Lower amounts of humidity can harm your mucous membranes and increase the possibility of contracting a cold or flu and increase other respiratory problems. Plus, your home’s furniture and woodwork can be impacted by both low and high humidity levels. Fortunately, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers.

2. Allergens

The most typical 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 are attracted to pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a sanctuary for allergens. Another big allergen is pet dander. So, if your pets hang out 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 eliminating allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from Air Houston Mechanical LLC can explain all your options and help you determine the perfect system for your needs.

3. Household Chemicals and Odors

While it seems logical to cover up bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—due to 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 help your health, not hurt it. We want to use our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality available. To schedule an in-home air assessment or inquire about indoor air quality, call us at 832-777-1521.