Low indoor air quality can increase your utility bills and make your family feel fatigued and uncomfortable. You can keep many indoor air pollutants out of your Spring Lake, North Carolina, home by cleaning regularly and using an air purifier. However, even small amounts of mold, pollen, and other contaminants can make asthma or allergy symptoms worse. Some of the most common signs of poor indoor air quality are unexplained health problems, unpleasant odors, and lots of dust.
Unexplained Health Problems
Low indoor air quality can cause a variety of symptoms, including headaches, sneezing, coughing, dizziness, and nausea. People with allergies, asthma, or other issues often have many different health problems caused by dirt, pests, or other pollutants. If you have a cold or allergy symptoms that won’t go away, you could be suffering from poor indoor air quality. You home could also have bad air if you or a family member only feels sick at home.
An unpleasant smell in your home could come from mold or pests that lower your indoor air quality. Since it’s easy to get used to smells that appear gradually, you should step outside and then come in after a few minutes to check for odors you might not have noticed before. Mold often produces a musty odor, and it grows in humid areas like your shower or a leaky roof. You can use a dehumidifier to prevent control mold and eliminate conditions that are favorable for the spores to grow.
Lots of Dust
If you can see layers of dust on tables, lamps, televisions, and other household objects, you should change your air filter. A clean filter catches dust, dirt, and other pollutants, reducing the amount of gunk that ends up on your furniture. You should also check for leaks that could let dust inside your ductwork.
Bass Air Conditioning Company has more than 60 years of HVAC experience. We can help you to improve your indoor air quality and install, maintain, and repair a variety of heating and cooling equipment. Call us anytime at 910-778-1536 for reliable service and advice.
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