How Can I Tell When My Indoor Air Quality Has Dropped?

Your home is your safe haven. It is the place you can retreat to when you want to rest and relax. But what some people do not realize is how their home’s indoor air quality could be making them sick. Usually the signs are so subtle that most people don’t realize how their air quality could be affecting their health. However, there are a number of things you can look for that signal of poor indoor air quality. Some signs include: unusual smells, loss of appetite, dizzy spells, headaches, lightheadedness, coughing, nausea, body aches, low energy and an outbreak of allergies.

Get Air Quality Tested

Things like high levels of carbon monoxide, mold, or mildew in the air can cause even a healthy person to begin feeling ill. If your loved ones begin displaying any of the symptoms mentioned above, have the air quality in your home tested. A study done by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health found inadequate ventilation and microbial contamination caused a dramatic decrease in indoor air quality and an increase in illnesses. A good HVAC company can do an air quality test and identify the source of the problem.

Improper HVAC Installation

One issue that can lead to poor indoor air quality is improper HVAC system installation. Your HVAC system is designed to clean, filter, warm or cool the air in your home, and recirculate it. If the system hasn’t been properly installed, dirty, unhealthy air will be recirculated throughout your home. This can cause health problems for anyone, especially for those who are very young or very old, or anyone with a compromised immune system. That’s why it’s important to hire licensed, experienced companies to install your HVAC system.

Failure to Perform Regular Maintenance

For your air conditioning and heating system to work efficiently and effectively, it must be serviced regularly. This includes having the ductwork cleaned and repaired, replacing filters and inspecting and cleaning the blower, evaporator and condenser coils and components, as well as the air handler. Failure to do this can compromise the air quality in your entire home.

Colman Heating and Air Conditioning Can Help

No matter where you live in Florida, the professionals at Colman Air can help. We have many years of experience installing, repairing and maintaining HVAC systems in homes of every size and type. We are fast, thorough and affordable, and stand behind our work with guaranteed customer satisfaction. If you have questions about your indoor air quality, Colman Heating and Air Conditioning is the company to call.


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