Signs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality
The invisible hazard of poor air quality can negatively affect your comfort and health. It might not be easy to tell when indoor air quality is compromised because air is invisible. Fortunately, you can look out for these signs to know when you have poor indoor air quality so that you can take action to make your home comfortable and avoid health problems.
Breathing Stale Air
You might start to breathe stuffy or stale air in your house if you run the air conditioner frequently. That is an obvious sign of poor indoor air quality. You might notice this sign because you have not introduced clean and fresh air into the building for some time. It could be due to a faulty air conditioner since the unit is responsible for introducing clean air indoors.
Cold Symptoms That Don’t Go Away
Poor indoor air quality causes several signs that you might mistake for flu or cold. Some of the signs include sneezing, irritated throat and eyes, dizziness, and nausea. You might not be dealing with a cold if several people in the house experience these symptoms for more than a week. Do the discomfort and signs worsen when you’re indoors as opposed to outdoors? If so, poor indoor air quality is likely to blame.
Skin Dryness and Irritation
Poor indoor air quality also affects your skin. If you are experiencing indoor air quality issues, you might notice flaking, redness, dryness, rashes, and peeling on your skin. Poor indoor air quality also exacerbates the symptoms if you suffer from skin conditions such as acne or eczema. Discuss these signs with an HVAC technician for recommendations on how to improve the air quality in your home.
If you notice a visible accumulation of dust around your air vents, you could be experiencing compromised indoor air quality. You might also see excess dust on air filters just a month or so after replacement, which is a sign that your indoor air is not as healthy as it could be. Accumulation of dust around air vents and the air filter indicates a high level of pollutants in your home. Talk to an HVAC expert to get solutions, or install air filters adequate for your needs to improve comfort and indoor air quality.
Mold and Mildew Growth
Have you noticed mold growth in the bathroom or kitchen? Mold and mildew growth occurs when there are high levels of humidity indoors and poor air circulation. An obvious sign of mold growth in most Palm Desert’s homes is a musty smell and black and green spots on surfaces around bathtubs or sinks. You need to find ways of improving the quality of indoor air if you notice signs of mold and mildew growth in areas frequently exposed to water or moisture.
Suffering Asthma and Allergy Attacks
If you have been suffering from asthma attacks and allergies for quite some time now, it could be due to poor indoor air quality. Air contaminants that continue to circulate to other rooms through the air when your home doesn’t have adequate ventilation can trigger these issues. Bacteria, pollen, viruses, and pet dander can lead to a wide range of symptoms if not driven out of your home. That’s why you may require a technician to get rid of the pollutants and improve your home’s comfort and air quality.
High and low levels of humidity cause health issues. If you notice condensation on your windows, then that is a sign of high humidity. The risk of respiratory problems increases when there is an increase in humidity or moisture in your home. Humidity concerns are an indication of poor indoor air quality. Air conditioner units get rid of moisture indoors. If the system doesn’t work, you might need to install a humidifier to keep high humidity levels at bay.
Inconsistencies in Air Distribution
Warm and cold areas in your home are signs of unstable air distribution and poor indoor air quality. Your indoor air quality is likely to be affected when your HVAC system doesn’t maintain proper humidity and temperature levels. You need an HVAC technician to inspect the system for any faults to reduce dust, mold, pollen, and bacteria distribution and improve your house’s indoor air quality and comfort.
Improving the quality of air in your home should be a priority. Our technicians at Breeze Air Conditioning are experienced in providing air quality solutions and maintaining, repairing, and installing all types of heating units and air conditioners. Palm Desert’s residents can call us today for more information about improving the air quality in their homes.Tags: IAQ, poor