3 Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality Fix It 247

3 Signs You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality

3 Signs You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality

October 26, 2018

3 Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality Fix It 247

Are you suffering from poor indoor air quality problems in your own home? One of the unfortunate things about winter and staying indoors for warmth is that less fresh air circulates through our homes and office buildings.

While tightly sealed and well-insulated buildings save energy and money, they could also be contributing to an unhealthy buildup of dust, bacteria, and other indoor contaminants.

Luckily, there are ways to know if you have an indoor air quality problem and what to do about it.

If you suspect you have an indoor air quality problem, contact Fix-It 24/7 to find and fix the problem.

3 Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

1. Allergy and Asthma Symptoms

If anyone in your home has allergies or asthma and is experiencing an increase in attacks, the triggers are probably suspended and trapped inside.

Some common triggers include:

  • secondhand smoke
  • pollen
  • pet dander
  • dust mites
  • mold
  • sawdust
  • pesticides
  • paints
  • pests

Asthma and allergy symptoms can be a sign of unhealthy indoor air:

  • sneezing
  • coughing
  • watery eyes
  • headaches
  • nosebleeds
  • congestion

Pay attention to your breathing and how you feel at home. Is it better or worse when you leave? Poor indoor air quality can be life-threatening.

Breathe easier by consulting your doctor and speaking with an indoor air quality specialist.

2. Cold and Flu-Like Symptoms

Everyone is affected by poor indoor air quality, not just those who suffer from allergies, asthma, and respiratory illness.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms that resemble the common cold or mild flue, it could be the air:

  • respiratory trouble
  • difficulty sleeping
  • nausea
  • eye and skin irritation
  • fatigue
  • congestion

If these seem to be consistent problems in your household, speak with a professional about ventilation, filtration, and air cleaning options.

3. House is Difficult to Keep Clean

If you have a lot of dust blowing around the home, it will spread around the home and turn dusting into an everyday ritual. A buildup of dust, dirt, hair, pollen, and other pollutants can indicate an HVAC system that is dirty and clogged.

In addition to checking for a clean filter every 30 days and scheduling bi-annual HVAC tune-ups, speak with a professional about improving your filtration system. You should be using the best-quality filter your system will allow.

We can even modify systems to accommodate HEPA filtration.

Additional Signs of Unhealthy Indoor Air

  • Cigarette smoke (no one should smoke indoors)
  • Mold and mildew
  • Humidity is too high or too low (around 35-50 percent is ideal)
  • Plumbing leaks, standing water, or any water damage
  • Recent remodeling (painting, carpeting, etc.)
  • Persistent and unpleasant odors

What Should You Do Now?

The first thing is to make sure you are scheduling annual maintenance for your fuel-burning appliances, such as water heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces. At the minimum, they should be safely venting outdoors.

Next, make sure you are cleaning and changing the air filter regularly.

Smoke and carbon monoxide are indoor air quality problems that can kill you. Check those detectors regularly.

Also, have you tested your home for radon?

Speak with a professional at Fix-It 24/7 about the options for improving your indoor air quality:

  • High-Efficiency and HEPA Filters
  • Air Ionizers
  • Electronic Air Cleaners
  • UV Germicidal Lights
  • Duct Cleaning and Sealing
  • Whole-Home Humidification

For comprehensive indoor air quality solutions in the Denver area, contact Fix-It 24/7 Plumbing, Heating, Air and Electric. We provide reliable, on-time plumbing, electric, HVAC, and indoor air quality services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (holidays included!).

Call us now at (303) 214-0277 or schedule service online.

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