Long winters take a toll on indoor air quality because your house is closed up for months. But how do you know if it’s gone from just stale to unhealthy? The experts at Roth Heating Company cover top signs you have polluted indoor air, plus simple ways to fix it. Keep reading to find out how you can help your family feel better simply by addressing the air inside your home.
Poor air quality is often to blame if your family members have the following symptoms:
Yes, these symptoms can be caused by other things. But if you notice that they subside when you’re away from home and get worse when you return, this is a sign the air in your home needs help.
Air distribution problems—like hot and cold spots—are the result of poor circulation, often caused by issues with your HVAC system, ductwork, filters, ventilation system, or insulation. Not only is it uncomfortable, but air that sits still long enough to become stagnant can pick up harmful contaminants. It’s best to consult with an expert to find out what’s causing your lack of airflow and how to remedy it.
Any time there’s mold or fungi growth in your home, your air quality is in serious trouble. Mold and fungi grow in moist places and release spores and bacteria that can enter your lungs and cause severe health problems. The moment you notice mold growth—or musty, foul, or unusual odors—enlist professional help right away to eliminate the source before it gets worse.
Humidity is one of the most important factors in air quality. Overly dry air is a breeding ground for illness-causing germs—like colds and flus—which will thrive and spread throughout your home. Overly moist air practically guarantees mold growth and damaging condensation issues. It’s important to maintain a balance that supports your family’s health, so consider investing in a humidifier or dehumidifier.
Not sure where your air quality stands? Request an assessment from one of our pros. Whether it’s too much humidity, overly polluted air, or not enough ventilation, we can recommend a Carrier® system that improves your air quality. Call 414-764-4700 for our Oak Creek location or 262-534-5568 for our Waterford location to schedule an appointment.