When was the last time you thought about testing the air quality in your home? Most people don’t even realize it’s an option. But there are some signs it’s time to test your air quality. Here’s what you need to know.
Factors in Your Indoor Air Quality
Things you can’t even see can impact your indoor air quality. Microscopic particles float around your home and get recirculated by your HVAC system. The most common pollutants in most homes include:
- Mold and mildew
- Pet hair and dander
- Pollen and other allergens
- Household cleaning products and chemicals
- Smoke and air pollution
- Dust and dust mites
Signs You Need to Test Your Air Quality
While most airborne contaminants go unnoticed, there are some signs that your indoor air quality is suffering. Your health is a key indicator. If you don’t feel your best for an extended period, consider if you have frequent headaches, fatigue, chest tightness, and cold-like symptoms including scratchy throat, stuffy nose, irritated sinuses, cough, and congestion.
How to Fix Poor Air Quality
Indoor air quality shows significant improvement with some simple solutions. The first is ensuring your HVAC air filter is clean and changed regularly, ideally every 30-90 days. Controlling the humidity is another way to have healthier air in your home. Adding an air purifier or filtration system is another option for cleaning your indoor air.
Air quality testing is a great way to find out if the air you and your family breathe is clean. Contact H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling for the service and support you need to improve your indoor air quality.