3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality

May 02, 2016

The term “air pollution” typically makes you think of the air outdoors. In reality, indoor air quality can be just as poor as outdoor air. It makes sense. Individuals are spending additional time indoors and our houses are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they are air tight and capturing contaminants inside. You need to know what’s negatively impacting your indoor air quality in order to make it better. Here are three frequent problems with your indoor air quality.

1. Humidity Levels

Managing humidity levels can be tricky. Too much humidity can foster the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Too little humidity can hurt your mucous membranes and increase the probability of contracting a cold or flu and intensify other respiratory problems. Plus, any furniture and woodwork can be damaged 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. Seeing that dust mites like pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a retreat for allergens. Another big factor is pet dander. So, if your pets hang out in your bedroom, even more allergens are accruing. 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 getting rid of allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from Cool Power LLC can explain 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 mask bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—due to the chemicals they contain. This is also true for many household cleaners. Plus, these dangers pose greater risk 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 home should help 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 get more information about indoor air quality, call us at 631-246-4029.