Signs You Have Poor Air Quality In Your Home

The most vital purpose of your home is to help shelter you from the outside world, to help you stay healthy, happy, and protected. However, it can’t do that job when there’s a problem within the home that might be affecting your health. While it’s an invisible issue, the problem of poor air quality is by no means one that you should ignore. If you’re experiencing any of the issues below, it might be time to act on it.

You cough or sneeze often

One of the clearest signs of air quality problems is that it’s going to affect your respiratory system. Breathing in air thick with dust and allergens can naturally lead to irritation in parts of your throat and sinuses, which can lead to sneezing and coughing. Make sure it’s not due to an illness going around first, and if it’s lasting a long time, it’s likely due to air quality issues.

 

You get skin dryness

Similarly, the irritants in the air can start to affect your skin, as well. There are a lot of reasons that your skin can be dry or sensitive, but if it is an issue that has only recently cropped up in the home, then that’s a good sign that it’s coming from inside the home. Dry air is often a problem, so an at-home humidifier might be the culprit.

 

Your HVAC systems are looking dirty and dusty

If you have a ventilation and air conditioning system, you should make sure that you take a close look at them. Change the filter and look inside them. If you see a lot of dust and dirt, then it might be time for a team of HVAC restoration experts to come out and fix them. Your HVAC is responsible for circulating air around the home but if you don’t take proper care of it, the ducts and components can build up with dust and allergens, leading to poor air quality.

 

Damp and mold start appearing

Moisture is another common component of poor air quality. Air that is too moist can cause a host of problems with the home as well as your health. This is most exemplified by the appearance of mold and dampness, especially in wet rooms like the bathroom, where there might not be enough air circulation. Aside from ensuring you have a good working ventilation system, using a dehumidifier can help to manage the moisture levels in these areas.

 

There are cold and hot spots in the home

While this might not actually be an indicator of air quality issues by itself, you should note if you spot any hot or cold spots in the home. If certain spots regularly feel cooler or hotter, especially when using your AC or heating, it means that air isn’t being distributed around the home effectively, which is a leading cause of poor air quality.

 

Poor air quality can lead to a host of health issues, many of which might seem minor at first, but they can put real stress on your health, long-term, including a host of respiratory illnesses. Ensure you’re making the effort to make your home healthy.

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