The Top Signs You Have An Indoor Air Quality Problem
How clean is the air you breathe when you’re at home?
It’s probably not something you spend time thinking about. It’s home, and there are so many other things to do.
But what if your air quality is bad? What if it’s making you sick?
What if there was something you could do?
Your first step is to determine if there’s a problem with your indoor air quality.
Do you have allergy symptoms?
Many people suffer from allergies. There are probably certain times of the year when you notice them more. But if you suddenly see them worsening, and no matter what you do, the runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, and scratchy throat just won’t go away, it might be more than allergies. Allergens such as pollen, pet dander, and dust mites can settle into your home and be filtered throughout every time your furnace or air conditioner operates.
Do you have more serious health issues?
This is beyond normal allergy symptoms. Have you recently noticed your health declining? Headaches, nausea, fever, even asthma can all be caused by prolonged exposure to unhealthy air. Because you don’t feel well, you spend more time at home. And if your home’s air supply is helping make you sick, it’s a vicious circle that’s impacting your health.
Do you notice unusual smells?
When you leave for the day and then step back into your home, do you notice a musty smell? If you can’t pinpoint it to any one thing, such as overflowing trash or a pet, you might check your HVAC system. Biological growth can quickly penetrate different parts of your system, including air filters and ducts. Once it settles in, it moves into your air supply every time the HVAC system operates.
Do your ducts and vents look dirty?
Spend a few minutes walking around your home and peering into your ducts. You might have to remove the vents to take a look inside. Do you notice traces of dirt or soot collected near the opening? It’s safe to assume there is more lurking beyond your view.
The fastest way to improve your indoor air quality is by scheduling a maintenance call today. A professionally trained technician will evaluate your entire HVAC system to determine if it’s working properly. It’s the best way to find out what’s lurking in your home.