3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality05/02/2016 The term “air pollution” usually makes you think of the air outside your home. However, indoor air quality can be just as poor as outdoor air. It makes sense. Individuals are spending additional time indoors and our houses are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they’re air tight and trapping contaminants inside. You ought 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 tricky. Too much humidity can foster the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Too little humidity can harm your mucous membranes and increase the probability of contracting a cold or flu and intensify other respiratory problems. Plus, any furniture and woodwork can be impaired by both low and high humidity levels. Luckily, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 2. Allergens The most typical indoor allergen is dust mites. As a matter of fact, their droppings are one of the most frequent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Since dust mites are attracted to pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a sanctuary for allergens. Another big allergen is pet dander. So, if your pets hang out in your bedroom, even more allergens are accruing. 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 eliminating allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from Superior Comfort Systems can show you all your options and help you find the perfect system for your needs. 3. Household Chemicals and Odors While you might think it’s logical to cover up bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—as a result of the chemicals used. 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 house should contribute to your health, not harm it. We want to offer our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality possible. To schedule an in-home air assessment or get more information about indoor air quality, call us at 828-775-5176. If it’s easier for you, you can also schedule your appointment with us online.