What kind of air are you breathing in from within your own home?
Indoor air quality issues can be difficult to spot. We don’t see the air around us, but it certainly affects the way we feel and the way we go about our daily lives. If your indoor air quality is less than healthy, you may feel the effects and not know where it’s coming from. It’s a good idea to stop these problems before they become unlivable or potentially even dangerous. Fortunately, if you know where to look, anyone can spot indoor air quality problems in their own home. Here are a few tips:
Consider Your Allergies
Are you waking up with a stuffy nose, watery eyes, or sinus headaches? Often, when homeowners start to feel this way, they attribute it to the time of year. However, if it’s a common problem, it could be the dust or pollen gathering inside that’s affecting your sinuses more than the allergens outdoors. If the issue is your indoor air quality, you may find that your sneezing or runny nose tends to disappear not long after you leave your home, especially when you go to another building that has better indoor air quality.
Watch Out for New Symptoms
If you have issues such as mold or asbestos, however, some of the symptoms will go beyond that of typical sinus congestion. You may experience dizziness, nausea, rashes, shortness of breath, vomiting, or muscle pain to name a few. These symptoms should not be taken lightly. You should schedule a check up with a medical professional as well as an inspection with your HVAC company to potentially fix the source of the problem.
Eliminate the Other Possibilities
As with considering your allergy symptoms, you want to take the whole picture into account. Did your sneezing start only after you brought home a new cat or dog? Is there a particular potted plant that seems to leave you a little watery eyed? Construction going on outside? How much sleep have you had lately? Any of these issues can lead to similar symptoms, though improvements to your indoor air quality can help to lessen some of these symptoms.
Have Your HVAC System Inspected
If you suspect that your indoor air quality may be problematic, you should schedule an inspection or tune-up to look into the issue. At Service Champions, our technicians will perform a thorough tune-up, inspecting all elements and functions of your heating or cooling system and anything that might hamper your indoor air quality. We also offer duct cleaning, in case the issue with your air quality is dirty or clogged air ducts.
Need help boosting your indoor air quality? Service Champions has you covered. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an inspection.