Exploring the Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality can have a significant effect on your health and the health of your family. Although most people associate pollution with outdoor air, the air indoors is often even more filled with contaminants. How do you know if your HVAC system is spreading polluted air throughout your home? Look for these signs, and call an HVAC specialist if you think poor air quality is a problem in your home.
Respiratory problems are usually the first sign of indoor air quality issues. If your indoor air is polluted, you may experience coughing, sneezing, wheezing, congestion, and shortness of breath. These issues are exacerbated in people who have asthma or allergies. If you and your family have frequent respiratory infections or can’t seem to shake a cough or a runny nose, your air quality may be to blame. Pay attention to when your symptoms seem most severe. If they tend to improve when you’re away from home, it is another indicator that your home air quality is the culprit.
Contaminants in the air can also cause skin irritation and rashes. For people who have a chronic skin condition, like eczema, these symptoms can be even more severe. Consult your doctor about chronic rashes and worsening symptoms of an existing skin condition to see if allergens in the air in your home could be to blame.
Even if you aren’t experiencing any physical symptoms of poor air quality, temperature inconsistencies in your home could indicate that your air is polluted. If some of the rooms are warmer or colder than others, or if you have problems with humidity in certain areas of your home, then you could have a problem with airflow in your HVAC system that is affecting your air quality.
At Estes Services, we’re committed to helping your family breathe easy, with reliable heating and air conditioning services in Atlanta . Learn more about all of our HVAC services by calling (404) 361-6560.