The term “air pollution” often makes you think of the air outside of the home. In reality, indoor air quality can be just as bad as outdoor air. It makes sense. We are spending more time indoors and our houses are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they are air tight and capturing contaminants inside. You should to know what’s negatively influencing your indoor air quality so you can make it better. Here are three typical problems with your indoor air quality.
1. Humidity Levels
Managing humidity levels can be difficult. Too much humidity can foster the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Too little humidity can hurt 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. Lucky for you, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
The most typical indoor allergen is dust mites. Additionally, their droppings are one of the most prevalent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Seeing that 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 sleep your bedroom, even more allergens are building up. You can reduce the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding often and using a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. You can take removing allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from J & J Air Conditioning can show you all your options and help you select the perfect system for your needs.
3. Household Chemicals and Odors
While people may think it’s logical to conceal bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—due to the chemicals they consist of. This is also true for lots of household cleaners. Plus, these dangers pose greater risk to children and elderly people with respiratory issues. These health risks are even more reason to consider a Lennox® whole-home filtration system.
The air in your house should support your health, not damage it. We want to offer 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 254-355-3833.