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What Are The Symptoms Of Poor Air Quality?

November 7, 2022 | Blog

Did you know your indoor air quality (IAQ) can have negative effects on your health? Breathing in impurities like dirt, dust and other pollutants can cause you to feel sick, triggering symptoms that are very similar to the common cold or flu.

In order to reduce the risk of these health concerns indoors, you should understand what pollutants are present and take steps to eliminate them. Thankfully, there are many common signs to watch out for poor IAQ and simple ways you can improve it. Our team at Southern Air Mississippi will tell you how to keep the air in your home flowing healthy and clean!

The Importance Of Indoor Air Quality Testing

An IAQ test can help identify harmful impurities in your home that you didn’t even realize were present. It’ll screen for a wide variety of different common contaminants, making it easier for you to know exactly what is causing your symptoms.

Common Signs It’s Time For IAQ Testing

There are some common signs to watch out for when evaluating the air quality of your home. Unidentified funky smells, noticeable dust build-up and uneven distribution of airflow are all potential clues that might indicate poor IAQ. Another indicator is if you’re feeling sick on a regular basis and the symptoms seem to come and go regularly, or noticeably persist when you’re at home.

Poor Air Quality Symptoms

People will often describe cold or flu-like symptoms after noticing the effects of poor IAQ. These are caused by breathing in pollutants in the air on a regular basis, which is not good for your health. Typical complaints include:

  • Headaches or dizziness
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Watery, itchy eyes
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Nausea or fatigue

If you start feeling sick and it doesn’t seem to go away, you may be experiencing symptoms of poor air quality. So, what can you do about it?

How To Improve Your Poor IAQ

Luckily, there are many different ways you can improve and maintain the air quality inside your home.

Keep Floors Clean

Keeping floors, furniture and fixtures clear of dirt, dust and pet hair on a consistent basis is beneficial to the overall quality of the air inside your home. These impurities build up over time, potentially causing harm to your health if you’re breathing them in on a daily basis.

Stay On Schedule With Regular Maintenance

Performing regular maintenance to your home’s AC system will help improve and preserve good indoor air quality. Things like changing your air filters and cleaning your vents can potentially reduce or eliminate the presence of indoor air pollutants. Additionally, adequate ventilation can minimize indoor pollution levels by filtering contaminants from indoor sources and removing them from the air.

Get An Air Purifier And/Or Humidifier

While air purifiers and humidifiers are both helpful in improving your overall air quality, they do very different jobs. Air purifiers work by lowering impurities from the air, and humidifiers work by reducing moisture or humidity in the air. Depending on your specific needs or concerns, these options can be effective in enhancing the air quality in your home.

Call Your Local McComb IAQ Experts

We all deserve to breathe air that is pure, clean and safe, especially in our own homes. Call our team of professionals at Southern Air Mississippi to get your indoor air quality test scheduled, today!

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