3 Common Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Pollution isn’t something only found outdoors. There are a surprising number of hazardous toxins, chemicals, and contaminants that pollute indoor air and cause illness. Here are some telltale signs that your Marion, Kentucky, home’s indoor air may not be as clean as you think it is.

You’re Getting Sick More Often

If you’re suffering from allergies or flu-like symptoms more frequently, even out of season, then it’s possible that your home is making you sick. Do you feel a relief in symptoms when out of the house and find that they flare up again when you return home?

Poor indoor air quality could be to blame. Dust, pollen, toxic chemicals, and bacterial growth are all health hazards and can easily build up in your HVAC system. Have your home’s air quality tested by an HVAC professional. If the air quality is found to be poor, the technician may suggest installing an air purifier to trap and remove pollutants from the air.

Excess Dust in Indoor Air

If you notice constant dust buildup on surfaces in your home, despite regular cleaning, have the HVAC system checked. Dust from dirty air filters, vents, and ductwork gets expelled into the air and settles on surfaces. This is why regular HVAC maintenance is important. You can carry out some minor maintenance yourself such as cleaning the air vents and changing air filters to help reduce the level of dust in your home.

Foul Odors

Air conditioners can emit bad odors for a number of reasons. It could be stagnant water in the condensation pan, a dead rodent or animal droppings in the ductwork, or a buildup of bacterial growth. Call your HVAC technician and have them locate the source of the foul odor. Regular HVAC inspections and maintenance such as duct cleaning will ensure that these situations don’t recur.

Taking steps to improve your home’s indoor air quality can improve your family’s health. Call E&M Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning at 270-835-2306 to sign up for our affordable maintenance agreement. Regular HVAC maintenance will keep your system clean and clear of harmful contaminants.

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