We all know about poor outdoor air quality – pollution and other foreign contaminants are the main culprits – but poor indoor air quality in your home is just as much, if not more, problematic. Poor indoor air quality can lead to a host of negative effects for residents, including very serious health complications like asthma, so it’s important to make sure that you recognize the signs.
The following warning signs may indicate poor air quality:
While allergies can certainly be a result of poor outdoor air quality, it can also be caused by poor indoor air quality. If you find yourself regularly experiencing sneezing; itchy, red, watery eyes; hives; wheezing; or any other common allergy symptoms, your home may be concentrated with dust, pollen, or other irritants.
Unusual Healthy Symptoms
Dizziness, nausea, rashes, fevers, chills, fatigue, vomiting, or shortness of breath are all signs of serious contaminants like asbestos and toxic mold spores.
Bronchitis or Pneumonia Symptoms
If the poor air quality in your home is not fixed and it gets worse, these symptoms could very well be the result of breathing in harmful airborne particles or chemicals.
Note that all of the aforementioned symptoms may be the result of nearby construction, home renovations or updates, newly painted walls or furniture, or some activity that your neighbors may be practicing.
However, if you do think that you are experiencing poor air quality, make sure you’ve recently changed your air filters or have your home air system inspected, cleaned, or replaced.
Think you’re in need of one of these services? Contact us at 919-336-9705 or request service online. We also a variety of air quality products, including air cleaners and other air purification equipment, zoning systems, and humidifiers.