3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality Posted May 2, 2016 Air Quality The term “air pollution” often makes you think of the air outside your home. Actually, indoor air quality can be just as bad as outdoor air. It makes sense. We are spending additional time indoors and our houses are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they’re air tight and keeping contaminants inside. You should to know what’s negatively impacting your indoor air quality so you can make it better. Here are three typical problems with your indoor air quality. 1. Humidity Levels Managing humidity levels can be hard. Lots of humidity can assist with the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Lower amounts of humidity can damage your mucous membranes and increase the probability of contracting a cold or flu and heighten other respiratory problems. Plus, the furniture and woodwork can be impacted by both low and high humidity levels. Fortunately, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 2. Allergens The most typical indoor allergen is dust mites. In fact, their droppings are one of the most frequent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Because dust mites love pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a haven for allergens. Another big factor is pet dander. So, if your pets sleep your bedroom, even more allergens are accruing. You can decrease the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding regularly and using a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. You can take removing allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC can walk through all your options and help you select the perfect system for your needs. 3. Household Chemicals and Odors While people may think it’s logical to mask bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—due to the chemicals they contain. This holds true for other household cleaners. Plus, these dangers pose greater risk to children and elderly people with respiratory issues. These health risks are even more reason to consider a Lennox® whole-home filtration system. The air in your home should help your health, not harm it. We want to provide our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality possible. To schedule an in-home air assessment or inquire about indoor air quality, call us at 360-464-1094.