Signs You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality

Many homeowners don’t realize that they have poor indoor air quality simply because it’s hard to sense something you can’t see! However, many of the contaminants linked to indoor air pollution can actually have a serious effect on your health and that of your family and pets.

At Scott Hale, we can diagnose the root cause of poor residential indoor air quality and provide you with budget-friendly solutions.

What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor air quality (IAQ) can deteriorate for several reasons. It tends to be worse when the outside temperatures are very hot or very cold, as people choose to spend more time indoors where it’s comfortable. That recycled air, even though it’s filtered through the HVAC system, isn’t as fresh as you’d like.

Beyond that, problems with the HVAC unit can lead to inadequate temperature or humidity levels that are too high or too low. Poor air circulation and issues with the ventilation system can compound and result in the formation of mold or mildew, both of which can damage your home and your health.

Foreign contaminants such as mold and mildew spores, excess dust mites, bacteria, chemicals, and different “funky smells” from poor housekeeping can add to poor indoor air quality.

The Effects of Poor Air on Your Health

Although different causes of bad indoor air have different effects on your loves’ health, here is a list of general concerns to be on the lookout for:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Eye irritation
  • Stuffy nose

Long-term effects include respiratory disease, heart disease, cancer, and, in some cases, even death.

Improve Your Air Quality

Improving your IAQ starts with a thorough inspection of your home’s air conducted by a trained professional. This includes checking ductwork for excessive dust and debris. Once the source of your poor indoor air quality is determined, you will be provided with a list of recommended solutions to choose from. Scott Hale offers whole-home air purifier systems, humidity control, and HEPA filter systems.

Let’s Get Started!

Scott Hale offers expert solutions for IAQ in Salt Lake City homes! We can help you breathe easy again once you give our customer care team a call to schedule a custom assessment today!