Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term that reflects the concentration of pollutants inside your home. Because of the nature of home HVAC systems and the types of everyday objects residents use, indoor air quality can suffer without the right counteractive measures. Pet dander, chemical cleaners, mold, and other pollutants can build up inside your home to make the air up to 70 times more polluted than the air outside!
Health Effects of Poor IAQ
If you or your family are feeling any of the following symptoms, especially if accompanied by lots of dust around the home, you may be suffering needlessly from poor indoor air quality:
- General malaise or feeling constantly under the weather, as if you have a lingering cold.
- Aggravated allergies that don’t lessen over time or with changing seasons.
- Respiratory irritation without other cold-like symptoms, such as coughing or a tickle in the throat.
- Skin irritation or constantly dry skin.
Ways to Address IAQ Issues
Your HVAC specialist at Parker and Sons, Inc. is the first person you should speak to when you’re looking to improve your indoor air quality. When you’re facing these types of issues at home, it’s important to look into getting your system inspected and retrofitted as necessary. You can also add equipment like air purifiers and cleaning systems that efficiently remove pollutants from your indoor air. Ask your HVAC specialist about the types of regular maintenance will improve your home’s air quality, such as changing your air filters on a regular basis.
Parker & Sons, Inc. can help you improve your home’s air for your family’s health and comfort. Visit us online or call our office at (602) 273-7247 to schedule a service appointment to analyze your current IAQ.