What Can Affect Your Indoor Air Quality?

Pollutants can be found everywhere—even the air in the comfort of your own home can be affected. Poor air quality leads to various health effects and can be hard to maintain on your own. Find out what may be polluting your air and how to fix it using our air conditioning repair services.

Smoke 

It’s no secret that tobacco smoke contains thousands of carcinogens that are detrimental to your health. Smoking inside just once can affect the air quality of your home for weeks. 

Chemicals

It’s important to know which chemicals are present in your home because radon and formaldehyde can be extremely dangerous in large amounts. Radon is a natural gas that can enter the home through small cracks and is linked to lung cancer. Formaldehyde can be found in household products like paint and ingesting too much formaldehyde can be unhealthy. 

Mold 

Mold often grows in moist and dark places. Apart from it being a flagrant substance, mold can also cause a variety of health effects including throat irritation and congestion. 

Dust Particles 

Every household has dust, but when dust levels get out of hand, it can become bothersome for the entire family—especially if someone has allergies to dust. Dust can cause sneezing, coughing, and irritated eyes if not properly treated.  

Humidity

Humidity levels can also affect the quality of your air. Low humidity causes dry skin and rashes, which can increase the number of dust particles. Whereas too high humidity can encourage the growth of mold. 

 

Indoor air quality can be improved by routinely changing your air conditioning filter or taking advantage of our other air conditioning repair services. Contact Heatmasters today to book a repair in order to keep the air inside your home healthy!