3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality Posted May 2, 2016 The term “air pollution” often makes you think of the air outdoors. In reality, indoor air quality can be just as harmful as outdoor air. It makes sense. We are spending additional time indoors and our houses are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they’re air tight and trapping contaminants inside. You ought to know what’s negatively influencing your indoor air quality to help make it better. Here are three typical problems with your indoor air quality. 1. Humidity Levels Managing humidity levels can be hard. Lots of humidity can assist with the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Lower amounts of humidity can harm your mucous membranes and increase the likelihood of contracting a cold or flu and intensify other respiratory problems. Plus, your home’s furniture and woodwork can be impacted by both low and high humidity levels. Lucky for you, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 2. Allergens The most typical indoor allergen is dust mites. In fact, their droppings are one of the most frequent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Since dust mites love pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a haven for allergens. Another big culprit is pet dander. So, if your pets sleep your bedroom, even more allergens are building up. You can lower the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding regularly and using a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. You can take eliminating allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from ACS Heating and Air Conditioning can show you all your options and help you find the perfect system for your needs. 3. Household Chemicals and Odors While it seems logical to cover up bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—due to the chemicals they contain. This is also true for other household cleaners. Plus, these dangers can be even more threatening to children and elderly people with respiratory issues. These health risks are even more reason to look into a Lennox® whole-home filtration system. The air in your house should contribute to your health, not harm it. We want to provide our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality available. To schedule an in-home air assessment or ask us any questions about indoor air quality, call us at 770-450-1539.