Signs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

February 12, 2021

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it’s very likely the air quality in your home is much worse than outdoor air quality. There are several signs to be aware of that you need to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Lingering Cold Symptoms

Poor indoor air quality can cause cold-like symptoms. These include sneezing, coughing, nausea and dizziness. You may also experience irritated eyes, nose and throat. If these symptoms last over two weeks or get better when you’re away from home, it’s likely your indoor air quality is the problem.

Dust Buildup

Another sign of poor indoor air quality is dust building up around vents and on surfaces. This can be especially troubling for those with allergies as the dust can include pollen, pet dander, dust mites and other allergens.

McKinney Heating & Air Conditioning of Fieldale, VA, offers indoor air quality solutions. We perform air quality testing along with selling and installing air purifier products.

Poor Air Distribution

Poor indoor air quality can cause air to be unevenly distributed across your home. One sign of this is cold and warm spots. This can result from clogged air ducts or a poorly maintained HVAC system.

Unpleasant Odors

Another sign is unpleasant odors because of stagnant air. Air isn’t properly circulating, so odors from things like cooking dinner linger into the next day.

Humidity Problems

Ideally, your home has a relative humidity level between 35-50%. Signs your humidity level is too low include dry eyes, sinuses, throat and skin. If your home is too humid, it provides an ideal environment for mold, mildew and microbe growth. These indoor air quality issues can be solved by a humidifier or dehumidifier.

McKinney Heating & Air Conditioning offers repair, installation and maintenance of heaters and air conditioners. We can also help you with tankless water heaters, generators, gas fireplaces, boilers, oil furnaces, air handlers and zoning systems. Please get in touch with us today to find out more.

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