3 Factors that Negatively Affect Indoor Air Quality

July 25th, 2017 | Matt | Uncategorized

Imagine this: you awake from a deep slumber one morning, and suddenly experience a stuffy nose, and possibly watery eyes. These allergy symptoms may be  caused by bad indoor air quality in your home. Although many people don’t realize it, bad indoor air quality is quite common. If you’re not sure if your air quality is declining, here are the three of the most common factors that reduce the quality of your air:

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Factor 1: Cleaning Supplies

Contrary to common belief, many household cleaners can be detrimental to your health and overall indoor air quality. A disinfecting aerosol spray, for example, is made with harsh chemicals that can contribute to decreasing the air quality within your home, especially if there’s poor ventilation.

Factor 2: Remodeling

If you’re currently in the process of having your home remodeled, the new construction can affect your indoor air quality. Think about it: if there’s sanding and woodwork, wood dust particles will float freely throughout the air. If you’re painting the walls, toxins within the paint can linger — so you’ll want to make sure that your space is well-ventilated.

Factor 3: Dirty Air Filter

That’s right — if you forget to change the air filter within your HVAC unit, it can contribute to the negative air quality in your home. Not changing the air filter periodically is similar to not brushing one’s teeth — over time debris will build up and will cause internal issues. Don’t neglect your filter (or your teeth) and keep track of every time you’ve changed it.

 

At Mitch Wright Plumbing Heating & Air, we are dedicated to helping you improve indoor air quality through air filtration systems, ultraviolet light air purification systems, and more! For more information on the services we offer give us a call at (901) 795–9044.