Indoor Air Quality Systems
If allergy season is over and you’re still coughing and sneezing, you may have poor indoor air quality within your home. Having poor air quality not only reduces your comfort and quality of living; it can also cause severe health problems over time. Children, babies, seniors, and delicate animals are especially susceptible to health problems caused by poor air quality, so it is highly important to regularly maintain and inspect your air ducts, air filters, and air purifiers.
Effects of poor indoor air quality
Adverse health effects caused by indoor air pollutants may be experienced either immediately after a long period of exposure. Immediate effects include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, as well as headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Long-term conditions include asthma, respiratory diseases, heart disease, and lung cancer. Since these conditions can be severely debilitating and even fatal, it is crucial to try to improve the indoor air quality of your home even if the symptoms are mild.
Evaluating your air quality
To determine whether or not your home is due for an air inspection or cleaning, review the following checklist:
- Is there dust buildup on your ceiling fan blades?
- Is there discoloration around your intake or blower vents?
- Do you have pets which shed frequently?
- Have you noticed your pets or children sneezing or coughing frequently?
- Have you recently had any remodeling or construction?
- Do your vents seem to have a weak airflow?
- Has there been a fire in your home—even a small one?
- Do you notice an increase in dust after using your fireplace?
- Are there any smokers in your home?
- Does your home have a musty or moldy odor?
- Does anyone in your home suffer from respiratory problems, asthma or allergies?
If you said yes to any of those questions, you are likely due for an air quality inspection. Our qualified HVAC technicians will examine your air filtration system and perform any air filter replacements, air purifier repair, or air duct cleaning necessary.