3 Signs Your Indoor Air Quality Isn’t So Jolly

Let’s face it: Indoor air quality is important for all the inhabitants of a home. If something is causing lower air quality in your residence, then your health could be affected — even if there aren’t any visible signs. Luckily, there are a few things you can look for to determine if your home’s air quality- is less than acceptable.

General Symptoms

Poor air quality can cause symptoms such as dryness of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. Headaches, fatigue, and shortness of breath may also occur. Certainly, you could experience allergy flare-ups in response to substances in the air.

If you have these symptoms upon entering a building, then it may be that the air inside is contaminated. In addition, it’s important to note that physical symptoms may occur due to many factors of the indoor environment other than air quality.

Dust

If you have an unusual amount of dust in your house, and especially around your vents, then you may have an air quality problem. The particles in the dust are aggravating to your respiratory system and could even cause havoc on your HVAC unit in the long run.

The next time you see dust, it’s best to clean it right away with a microfiber cloth. This will not only help preserve your indoor air quality, but it will also keep your home safe from any potential dust fires that could occur.

Mold and Mildew Growth

It’s true: mold grows in humid conditions — especially with poor air circulation. On top of this, spores released into the air can cause a range of health problems. Therefore, the minute you suspect that there might be mold growing in your home, it’s important to have it removed immediately, by professionals, to protect your respiratory system.

If you notice any of these signs, do not hesitate to give us a call. At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (662) 269-0851.