Indoor air quality (IAQ) is vital to protecting your family and home. Most homeowners do not realize the importance of having proper IAQ. The air quality in your home can do a lot for your health. Our team at Air Tech of Conroe wants to ensure that you are aware of the signs that your home may have poor indoor air quality. We also want to give you ways that you can prevent poor IAQ from home.
What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality
Common air pollutants such as pollen, mold, and even carbon monoxide cause poor IAQ. These air pollutants can come from many things, such as leaving your windows and door open and letting in too many airborne pollutants or even using common chemicals. While these air pollutants seem to be everywhere and unstoppable, homeowners can quickly take care of them by maintaining proper AC maintenance.
Ways to Prevent Poor IAQ
Poor indoor air quality can be prevented by following a few easy steps. Here are a few simple ways to prevent poor IAQ in your home:
Seasonal AC Maintenance
HVAC maintenance is crucial to ensure that your system is running correctly and that it is fit to capture any indoor air pollutants before they reach you. If you have not received your yearly AC maintenance, call us to schedule a service!
Change Air Filters
Changing your air filters can help prevent air pollutants from getting too far into your home. If you have pets or enjoy keeping windows and doors open for fresh air, we recommend you check your air filters every two weeks to ensure no buildup.
Cleaning and dusting your home frequently will prevent air pollutants from making your home their living quarters and causing health issues. Dusting and cleaning include vacuuming and cleaning bedding and any cloth materials that collect dust in your home.
When using products with chemicals such as hairspray, cleaners, and nail polish, it’s crucial to follow proper ventilation procedures. If these chemicals stay stagnant in your home, it can cause poor indoor air quality.
Poor Indoor Air Quality Signs
There are many signs that your home has poor indoor air quality. It is vital to know the warning signs to keep your family and home safe. If you notice any of these signs, give us a call immediately to schedule a proper indoor air quality test.
A buildup of dust can usually signify that your indoor air quality is not the best it can be. When your air filter is clogged, the air pollutants have nowhere else to go and cause dust buildup on your surfaces.
Allergic Reactions and Health Issues
Those who live in your home can be directly affected by the air quality. When there are a lot of pollutants in the air, you will begin to see health issues arise. These issues can be several things, such as:
- Coughing or difficulty breathing
- Common allergies
- Mucus buildup
If you or anyone in your household begins to exhibit any of these systems, seek medical attention, and call us to inspect the air quality in your home.
Hot and Cold Spots Throughout Your Home
When your air filters become clogged, this can create uneven heating and cooling throughout your home. When air is not properly flowing throughout your home, this may be an issue with poor indoor air quality and your AC system.
Keep Breathing Clean Air
Our Air Tech of Conroe team wants to ensure you and your family are breathing the cleanest air possible. Our team of professionals can handle any concerns regarding your home’s indoor air quality. Give us a call today to schedule an IAQ test.