Find out why your indoor air quality and how you feel go hand in hand.
Have you given much thought to your indoor air quality? What about your health and how you’ve been feeling? The truth is, they go hand in hand. Let’s take a look.
What’s Going on in Your Air?
Indoor air can be as polluted as outdoor air. In fact, it might surprise you to know what's going on in your house and in the air you breathe. You might find mold, dust, dust mites, pet dander, smoke (even if you don't smoke), household chemicals, paint fumes, cooking odors, and even fertilizer and landscaping chemicals in the air you breathe in your home.
How Does It Affect You?
Poor indoor air quality can have a huge impact on your quality of life and that of your family members. It can cause allergies, headaches, fatigue, respiratory issues, irritated eyes and sinuses, skin rashes, and more. If you're feeling any of these symptoms, it could very well be from your air quality.
What Can You Do?
There are some simple ways to combat poor indoor air quality:
- Change your HVAC air filter regularly: the air filter traps airborne pollutants before they get pulled into your heating and cooling system and keeps them from recirculating through your house
- Have your HVAC serviced regularly: regular service is going to make your heating and cooling system function more effectively and more efficiently and will help to keep your air cleaner
- Invest in an air filtration system: an air filtration system can pull up to 98% of airborne pollutants out of the air in your home, trapping them in a filter that you can change regularly
If your health is suffering from poor indoor air quality, contact our experts at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling for more ways to breathe easier.