Is Your Indoor Air Quality Safe for Your Family?
Many homeowners and business owners overlook their indoor air quality, often to the detriment of their health. The quality of your home or office’s air depends on the amount of dust, mold, allergens, and pet dander floating around.
By limiting or removing these pollutants, you can dramatically increase the quality of your air and your health in many cases.
Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Various factors can lead to hazardous indoor air quality, including your climate, building materials, lifestyle, duct integrity, and age of your home. The most common include:
- Cigarette smoke
- Stoves and wood-burning fireplaces
- Mildew, mold, fungi, and dust mites
- Fumes from cleaning solutions and products for personal care
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) released by furniture, carpet, etc.
- Heavy insulation, sealants, or synthetic materials used in home construction
Although it’s virtually impossible to see these with the naked eye, they can significantly and negatively impact your breathing and overall health.
Negative Impacts of Poor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality can impact your body in both the short-term and long term. Common symptoms include:
- Skin irritation or rash, persistent itchiness, and other allergic reactions
- Respiratory infections or shortness of breath
- Difficulty concentrating or lethargy
- Dizziness or headaches
- Persistent cough, cold, or flu-like symptoms
- Heart disease or cancer (with long-term exposure)
Ways To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
When you improve the air quality you’re regularly breathing, you’ll sleep better, breathe easier, and suffer from fewer allergies. Your environment will be cleaner and even smell fresher! There are many simple ways to dramatically increase your home’s or office’s indoor air quality, such as:
- Change HVAC filters regularly and make sure they have a high MERV rating
- Use a high-quality HEPA filter in your vacuum
- Get your ducts inspected, cleaned, and repaired if necessary
- Use humidifiers or dehumidifiers
- Install air purifiers or air scrubbers
- Install an air filtration system
If you’re not sure what’s right for your home and family, the experts at Waldrop Plumbing – Heating – Air can help.
Trust Waldrop With Your Family’s Indoor Air Quality
Our team is here to help remove harmful contaminants from your home’s air. If you notice the air in your home or office is dry, stuffy, or excessively humid, there’s probably a problem that needs to be addressed.
Waldrop Plumbing – Heating – Air offers a range of exceptional equipment from reputable brands to protect your health at home.
Contact the experienced professionals at Waldrop Plumbing – Heating – Air to breathe easier today. Call (864) 641-4011 or contact us online.