Low indoor air quality, or IAQ, can make your family feel fatigued and uncomfortable and increase your utility bills. Fortunately, you can keep most bad indoor air out of your Spring Lake, North Carolina, home by taking advantage of an indoor air purifier and cleaning often.
However, even small amounts of mold, dirt, pollen, pet dander, and other contaminants can make your allergy or asthma symptoms worse. Common signs of poor indoor air quality include a lot of dust, a bad smell, and unexplained health problems.
Lots of Dust
If you start seeing a large amount of extra dirt and dust around your home, it means that your heater or air conditioner isn’t catching contaminants as it should. You could need to change your HVAC system’s air filter or have your ductwork cleaned. Also, remove grass clippings, leaves, twigs, and other objects from your outdoor unit regularly to keep them from causing an expensive, uncomfortable breakdown.
A Bad Smell
High humidity levels in spring and summer will often make you and your family feel hot and uncomfortable. It can also lead to allergen growth, dust mites, cockroaches, and other problems that cause stale or musty smells. Contaminants can also grow underneath wallpaper and carpeting, inside your insulation, underneath sinks, and on ceilings. If you always feel better when you’re away from your home, you may have a hidden allergen or contaminant problem.
Unexplained Health Problems
Some of the most common and unpleasant warning signs of poor indoor air quality you should watch out for are unexplained health problems like nosebleeds, irritated eyes, coughing, and sneezing. Open a window to get rid of some of the pollutants in your home, and use an indoor air purifier or an air cleaner to prevent allergy or asthma symptoms.
Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 20 years of cooling and heating experience. Our technicians can assist you and your family with maintaining, repairing, and installing a wide variety of useful equipment to improve your indoor air quality. Call us at 866-881-5935 for expert, friendly service.
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