The term “air pollution” often makes you think of the air outside of the home. In reality, indoor air quality can be just as harmful as outdoor air. It makes sense. We are spending additional time indoors and our houses are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they are air tight and keeping contaminants inside. You should to know what’s negatively influencing your indoor air quality in order to make it better. Here are three typical problems with your indoor air quality.
1. Humidity Levels
Managing humidity levels can be hard. Lots of humidity can harbor the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Too little humidity can hurt your mucous membranes and increase the possibility of contracting a cold or flu and increase other respiratory problems. Plus, any furniture and woodwork can be damaged by both low and high humidity levels. Lucky for you, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
The most common indoor allergen is dust mites. Additionally, their droppings are one of the most common causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Because dust mites love pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a retreat for allergens. Another big culprit is pet dander. So, if your pets hang out in your bedroom, even more allergens are building up. You can lower the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding regularly and using a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. You can take getting rid of allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can walk through all your options and help you select the perfect system for your needs.
3. Household Chemicals and Odors
While it seems logical to mask bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—from the chemicals they consist of. This can also hold true for many household cleaners. Plus, these dangers create greater threat to children and elderly people with respiratory issues. These health risks are even more reason to consider a Lennox® whole-home filtration system.
The air in your living space should contribute to your health, not damage it. We want to offer our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality available. To schedule an in-home air assessment or inquire about indoor air quality, call us at 303-452-4146.