You’re probably aware of whether or not the air quality outside is poor or not. We’re regularly exposed to warnings that alert us when there’s a lot of pollution in the air outside. If you have allergies, especially hay fever, you most likely pay close attention to the pollen counts so you know before you leave home if you need to take allergy medicine. But most of us ignore the indoor air quality of our homes and businesses.
You might think your home is clean, and work hard to keep it that way. The fact is, while cleaning can help a little if you and your family are getting sick a lot or having lots of allergy symptoms indoors, the quality of the air inside your house or your place of work could be to blame. Symptoms of poor indoor air quality include:
- Sinus Congestion
- Shortness of Breath
It’s important to always check with your doctor if you have any of the above symptoms, and all of them are associated with several health problems and illnesses. However, if you feel better within hours of leaving your house or your office, then poor air quality could be the culprit.
The Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality
According to the American Lung Association, there are a number of things that can adversely impact the air quality inside your home or business. While ensuring your home has good ventilation, including regularly maintained and cleaned filters and ducts don’t solve problems like asbestos, lead, carbon monoxide, and radon, they can definitely help remove or reduce the following allergens and pollutants:
- Bacteria and Viruses:
- Dust and Dust Mites:
- Cleaning Supplies:
- Common Household Chemicals
- Cockroach Allergens
- Pet Dander
- Wood Burning
- Secondhand Smoke
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
The Solutions to Poor Indoor Air Quality Are Good Ventilation and Regular HVAC Service
At Healthy By Choice, we’re dedicated to helping you improve the indoor air quality of your home to ensure you and your family stay as healthy as possible. Contact us today to schedule your free duct and vent inspection. Let’s get your home or office’s air clean.