3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality05/02/2016 The term “air pollution” often makes you think of the air outside your home. Actually, indoor air quality can be just as harmful as outdoor air. It makes sense. People are spending more time indoors and our residences are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they are air tight and keeping contaminants inside. You should to know what’s negatively influencing your indoor air quality so you can make it better. Here are three frequent 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, any furniture and woodwork can be impaired 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. In fact, their droppings are one of the most prevalent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Since dust mites love pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a sanctuary 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 KDM Service Corporation can show you 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 mask 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 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 look into a Lennox® whole-home filtration system. The air in your house should support your health, not harm it. We want to offer 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 205-758-2703. If it’s simpler for you, you can also schedule your appointment with us online.