Your home is your refuge from the world. If your Irmo, SC home suffers from poor indoor air quality, it can be hazardous to your health. Health problems can be avoided when you know how to identify a problem with indoor air quality. There are several common indicators that can help you to determine whether a home is safe for you and your family.

Health Issues

Perhaps the best indicator of poor indoor air quality is your own health. Allergies, for example, affect more than 50 million people in the U.S., and they are a good indicator of air quality problems. Frequent coughing, watery eyes, headaches, or nosebleeds could indicate an air quality problem.

Dust Buildup

If you notice that dust is building up more quickly than it should on horizontal surfaces, it could be due to poor air quality. Pollen, pet dander, and dust mites are often recirculated throughout a home, and the bulk of the buildup is often found on or near air vents. Air quality experts suggest that unwanted smells can often be alleviated by regularly changing the filters in your HVAC system, but in many cases, an air filtration system is the healthy option.

Strange Smells

When functioning properly, your home’s HVAC system should remove sources of unpleasant smells from the air. If you notice unusual or unpleasant smells in your home, it could be an indicator of biological growth, decomposing dust, or an infestation of pests. Installing UV lights can kill the dangerous microbes that cause these smells.

The team of HVAC professionals at Cassell Brothers Heating & Cooling offers indoor air quality services to residential and commercial customers. To find out more about our products and services, check out their website or call us today.