July 18, 2017
There are several signs you might have an indoor air quality problem. By recognizing the signs, you can improve your indoor air, creating a healthier environment for your family and increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.
Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality causes health issues for you and your loved ones, damages your home, and creates issues with your heating and cooling system. Here are some signs you may have poor indoor air quality:
- Increased allergies regardless of the weather outside
- Mold or mildew spots in your home
- Excess dust and debris from renovating or remodeling
- New construction around your home
- A musty smell anywhere in your home
- You notice you feel healthier when you aren’t at home
- Repeatedly waking up with a headache or congestion
- More respiratory or asthma issues
Products to Assist Indoor Air Quality
If you notice any of the above-mentioned signs, you probably have poor indoor air quality. When your indoor air quality becomes compromised with toxins, from outside and inside air, you need to take action immediately. Ventilation systems, whole-home humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and air purifiers/cleaners are exactly what you need to create a healthy environment for your home.
Many homes have issues with proper ventilation, allowing stale air to remain inside a home. There are different types of ventilation systems that will work with your heating and cooling system to promote healthier ventilation for your indoor air. You can also utilize your exhaust fans for extra ventilation in certain areas of your home.
You can install a whole-home dehumidifier in your current HVAC system. A dehumidifier working alongside your air conditioner will keep humidity levels in check allowing your A/C to work more efficiently to cool your home.
Dry air causes all sorts of illnesses to fester and will damage your home. A whole-home humidifier is installed with your furnace to deliver even moisture throughout your home. There are several options to choose from, and each has their pros and cons.
Whole-home air purifier/cleaner:
Allergens and common toxins filter into your home, causing major health problems when they aren’t kept in check. A whole-home air purifier/cleaner purifies your air after it has been filtered through your heating and cooling system and recirculates the clean air back into your home.