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. Individuals are spending additional time indoors and our homes are becoming more energy-efficient, which means homes are air tight and keeping contaminants inside. You should to know what’s negatively influencing your indoor air quality so you can make it better. Here are three common problems with your indoor air quality.

1. Humidity Levels

Managing humidity levels can be tricky. Higher amounts of humidity can foster the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Small amounts of humidity can harm your mucous membranes and increase the probability of contracting a cold or flu and heighten other respiratory problems. Plus, your home’s furniture and woodwork can be damaged 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 prevalent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Because dust mites are attracted to pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a haven for allergens. Another big factor is pet dander. So, if your pets hang out in your bedroom, even more allergens are building up. You can decrease the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding often and using a vacuum with a HEPA filter. You can take getting rid of allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. can walk through all your options and help you select the perfect system for your needs.

3. Household Chemicals and Odors

While it seems logical to conceal bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—from the chemicals they contain. This holds true for other household cleaners. Plus, these dangers create greater threat 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 support your health, not damage it. We want to provide our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality available. To schedule an in-home air assessment or get more information about indoor air quality, call us at 928-537-1803. If it’s simpler for you, you can also schedule your appointment with us online.