Signs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality

When most of us think about air quality, we think about the pollution outside. However, indoor air quality is equally important. Poor indoor air quality in your Huntsville home can cause inconvenient and costly breakdowns. It could even reduce the lifespan of your HVAC unit. You should hire a qualified professional to inspect your HVAC system and your indoor air quality if you notice signs of bad air in your home. Here are some of the signs of poor indoor air quality you should never ignore.

You’re Sick All the Time

One of the telltale signs of poor indoor air quality is your symptoms. Be keen on your seasonal allergies. They should stop after the season is over—not exist continuously throughout the year. You likely have poor indoor air quality in your home if the symptoms or allergies don’t match up with the pollutants outside. Other symptoms to watch out for may include nausea, frequent headaches, coughing, sneezing and dry skin and eyes. You may also realize that the signs go away after leaving the house and worsen when you’re home.

Your Home Smells

Mold growth is usually a concern for most homes in areas with high humidity levels. One of the sure ways of identifying mold growth in your ductwork, attic or crawlspace is a distinct musty smell. If you come home after work or vacation and notice a musty smell emanating from the heating or cooling vents, you may have mold growth issues. That is a sign of poor indoor quality that you ought to address before it gets worse.

Condensation on Your Windows

A poorly ventilated home in areas with high humidity levels will show signs of excess condensation as humidity accumulates. It will be most evident on your windows or other glass surfaces in your home. Most people overlook the role ventilation plays in maintaining clean indoor air. All the allergens, dust, volatile organic compounds and mold spores need to go outside through ventilation in your home. Otherwise, they circulate in your home, causing polluted air in your home.

Leave It to the Experts!

You may not see what is in your indoor air, but we can. We have a team of licensed and qualified technicians in Huntsville who offer other services besides indoor air quality analysis, such as cooling services, furnace installation, 24-hour emergency service and heat pump installation and services. Call Beckham & Jones Heating & Air Conditioning today for indoor air quality analysis and more.