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How Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Affect Your Home and Health

You keep your home clean and do your best to prioritize healthy choices for your family. For some homeowners, this means eating healthy, while for others, it means using fewer chemicals. But what about the quality of the air you breathe? Even though pollutants don’t always produce a smell, they are in the air you breathe every day, even when you’re at home. Many of the allergens and contaminants around your house can lead to serious health problems. 

The good news is that you can notice signs of poor indoor air quality. If you have questions about duct services in East End, AR, our team can help. We offer air quality tests so you know exactly what contaminants are present. Then we can help you choose an air purifier that fits your family’s needs. Until then, learn how poor quality affects your home and health. 

Signs That You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality

  • Persistent cough – A high number of contaminants can lead to a cough that just won’t go away. Breathing air that’s loaded with mold, dust, and allergens can irritate your lungs so much that you develop a persistent cough that has no explanation. 
  • Congestion – For some people, it’s a cough. For others, it’s the particles in the air that irritate your sinuses and cause an inflammatory response. Your throat and sinuses may feel swollen, and you may produce more mucus. Just like with a persistent cough, there may not be an obvious reason behind your symptoms. 
  • Allergies and sneezing – If you suffer from allergies, you may have more frequent flare-ups. Airborne allergens that circulate through your HVAC system can lead to watery eyes and a constant sore throat. 
  • Excess dust – The signs of poor air quality don’t stop at your health. There are also signs around your home. If you notice that you have to dust more often, the air quality may be to blame. While you can’t see the contaminants in the air, they can build up on surfaces over time. 
  • Mold growth – If you notice mold and mildew growing in your shower or along your windows, your air quality may be fueling the spore growth. An air purifier eliminates these spores in the air so they cannot multiply. 

Improving the Air Quality in Your Home

When you improve your home’s air quality, you’ll reap the benefits immediately. Your health-related health issues will begin to disappear and your home will look and feel cleaner.

First, invest in an air purifier. An air purifier has special UV lights, filters, and other features that eliminate allergens and contaminants in your home’s air. Keep in mind that each type of purifier has different goals and ratings, so choose one that fits your health needs.

Then ask for an air duct inspection. When your air filters don’t eliminate all of the dust and dirt in your home, it circulates through the air duct system. The ducts collect dust over time that then reenters your home. When one of our experts cleans out your air ducts, there are fewer contaminants in the air you breathe. It’s a great idea to ask for this service at each of your annual AC inspections.

Do yourself a favor and contact the experts in Pine Bluff, AR today. Customer satisfaction is our #1 goal!

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