The term “air pollution” typically makes you think of the air outdoors. In reality, indoor air quality can be just as bad as outdoor air. It makes sense. We are spending more time indoors and our homes are becoming more energy-efficient, which means homes are air tight and trapping contaminants inside. You ought to know what’s negatively influencing your indoor air quality so you can make it better. Here are three common problems with your indoor air quality.
1. Humidity Levels
Managing humidity levels can be difficult. Higher amounts of humidity can assist with the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Lower amounts of humidity can hurt your mucous membranes and increase the likelihood of contracting a cold or flu and intensify other respiratory problems. Plus, the furniture and woodwork can be impaired by both low and high humidity levels. Luckily, 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. Since dust mites like pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a haven for allergens. Another big culprit is pet dander. So, if your pets are in your bedroom, even more allergens are accumulating. You can decrease the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding frequently 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 KDM Service Corporation can walk through all your options and help you determine the perfect system for your needs.
3. Household Chemicals and Odors
While you might 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 many 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 look into a Lennox® whole-home filtration system.
The air in your living space should support your health, not damage it. We want to provide our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality you can. To schedule an in-home air assessment or inquire about indoor air quality, call us at 205-208-8090.