3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality Posted May 2, 2016 Air Quality The term “air pollution” typically makes you think of the air outdoors. Actually, indoor air quality can be just as harmful as outdoor air. It makes sense. Individuals are spending more time indoors and our residences are becoming more energy-efficient, which means homes are air tight and keeping contaminants inside. You need to know what’s negatively affecting your indoor air quality to help make it better. Here are three frequent problems with your indoor air quality. 1. Humidity Levels Managing humidity levels can be difficult. Lots of humidity can harbor 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 intensify other respiratory problems. Plus, the furniture and woodwork can be damaged by both low and high humidity levels. Lucky for you, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 2. Allergens The most common indoor allergen is dust mites. Additionally, their droppings are one of the most prevalent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Because dust mites love pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a retreat for allergens. Another big factor is pet dander. So, if your pets sleep your bedroom, even more allergens are accumulating. You can lower the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding frequently 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 Custom Air Systems Inc can walk through all your options and help you select the perfect system for your needs. 3. Household Chemicals and Odors While you might think it’s logical to conceal bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—as a result of the chemicals they consist of. This holds true for other household cleaners. Plus, these dangers create greater threat to children and elderly people with respiratory issues. These health risks are even more reason to look into a Lennox® whole-home filtration system. The air in your living space should help your health, not hurt it. We want to provide our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality available. To schedule an in-home air assessment or ask us any questions about indoor air quality, call us at 772-571-1080.