How is your indoor air quality? The air you breathe makes all the difference in your health and well-being. If your indoor air is bad, it could make you feel bad. Check out this list of the top three most common indoor air pollutants that could be making you sick.
#1: Mold and Mildew
In the humid climate in the south, mold and mildew are a problem, especially if it gets into your home. Mold grows and colonizes quickly with warm air and moisture. If you have it in your house, it can lead to a variety of health issues. They can include:
- Sinus irritation and inflammation
- Itchy eyes
- Sore and scratchy throat
- Dry skin and frequent rashes
- Chest tightness
- Shortness of breath
#2: Carbon Monoxide
CO, or carbon monoxide, is a pollutant that comes from some appliances, particularly those that burn fuel, including many HVAC systems. It’s toxic and deadly because it is odorless and colorless. Regular HVAC maintenance can ensure your heating system does not leak CO into your home.
#3: Other Airborne Pollutants
Airborne pollutants in your home that can make you feel poorly include household cleaning products, pesticides, formaldehyde, pollen, and pet dander. Filtering these contaminants out of the air can lead to improved indoor air quality and better health for you and your family. If you’ve been feeling less than stellar, it could be something as easily explained as your indoor air. With the right filtration in place, you can get back to feeling like yourself again. The team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling can help. Contact them today to find out more.