When we think of air quality, we tend to think of the quality outdoors rather than inside. Our focus tends to go more to the pollutants found outdoors, but the contaminants found indoors are just as important.
The Importance of Fresh Air
We spend so much of our time indoors. Our home is where we live and sleep, so breathing clean air in your home is vital. Many pollutants can float around your home when you have poor air quality. Pollutants such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide can be fatal.
Poor air quality can cause long-term and short-term health issues. Symptoms of poor air quality in your home can be shortness of breath, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. If your air quality remains poor for an extended period, you can begin to see symptoms such as respiratory disease, cancer, and in some cases, death.
By understanding these symptoms, you can now catch when you may have poor air quality in your home.
Common Causes of Indoor Air Problems
As important as it is to know the symptoms of poor air quality, it is also vital to understand where the problems may come from. Here are a few common causes of poor indoor air quality:
- Tobacco products
- Household cleaning products
- Central Heating and cooling systems
- Excess moisture
- Outdoor sources such as:
- Outdoor air pollution
By visiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website, you can learn more about the indoor air quality of your home and ways to prevent poor quality.
Indoor Air Quality Testing
One of the best ways to ensure your air quality is top-notch is by getting indoor air quality testing. If you feel your air quality is not to the level it should be, you can call us to check things out. Once we test your air and see what is in it, we can provide indoor air quality solutions to improve the quality.
Change Your Air Filters Regularly
You should change the air filters in your home every two to three months. These filters help collect all the impurities in the air before they reach you. They can collect dust pretty quickly, especially if you have pets in your home. Be sure to check your filters every so often to ensure they don’t need to be changed.
Proper Equipment to Prevent Poor Air Quality
Most HVAC systems have the proper setup to filter the air before entering your home. In some cases, your system may need a tune-up or simply cannot properly filter the air. If you are unsure if your AC unit is equipped to filter air correctly, give us a call today to schedule an inspection.
Contact Us Today!
Our team at Efficient Systems wants to be sure you are safe in your Texas home. If you doubt your air quality, give us a call to schedule an indoor air quality test!