air filtration system helps prevent allergen buildup

3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality

The term “air pollution” usually makes you think of the air outdoors. Actually, indoor air quality can be just as poor as outdoor air. It makes sense. People are spending an increased amount of time indoors and our residences are becoming more energy-efficient, which means homes are air tight and capturing contaminants inside. You need to know what’s negatively influencing 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. Too much humidity can harbor the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Lower amounts of humidity can harm your mucous membranes and increase the possibility of contracting a cold or flu and heighten other respiratory problems. Plus, the furniture and woodwork can be impaired 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 frequent indoor allergen is dust mites. As a matter of fact, their droppings are one of the most common causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Seeing that dust mites like pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a retreat for allergens. Another big culprit is pet dander. So, if your pets hang out in your bedroom, even more allergens are accruing. You can reduce the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding regularly 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 Mr. Air Repair can show you 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 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 contain. This holds true for lots of household cleaners. Plus, these dangers pose greater risk to children and elderly people with respiratory issues. These health risks are even more reason to research a Lennox® whole-home filtration system.

The air in your living space should contribute to your health, not hurt 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 ask us any questions about indoor air quality, call us at 586-262-4258. If it’s easier for you, you can also schedule your appointment with us online.