3 Signs There’s a Problem With Your Air

Published on: February 24, 2017
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Though your Mississippi home’s air is an invisible part of the environment, you shouldn’t underestimate the impact it can have on you. It’s important to maintain safe, clean indoor air to keep your family healthy and comfortable. Watch out for these common signs of poor indoor air so you can address them right away.

Frequent Illnesses

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead to frequent illnesses that recur often and seem to linger endlessly. Common symptoms associated with low IAQ include tightness in the chest, a sore throat, coughing, itchy and watery eyes, and shortness of breath. Many of these overlap with symptoms of the common cold, making them easy to overlook at first. If your symptoms just aren’t resolving themselves, however, your air could be to blame.

Take steps to clean up your air and see if your symptoms improve. Consider using an air purifier or whole-house air cleaner for the best results.

Endless Dust Buildup

It’s nearly impossible to eradicate dust completely, but if you find there’s always a thin film no matter how often you clean, you have excessive buildup. Make sure you’re changing your HVAC filter once a month to keep dust under control. You can also help minimize dust in the home by using a vacuum with a HEPA filter and covering mattresses and pillows in dustproof covers.

Persistent Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew are serious problems that can spread quickly if left unchecked. Mold or mildew growth can seriously damage your walls, flooring, and ceiling. If you can’t seem to win against these culprits, the humidity in your home is too high. The only way to stop this type of growth once and for all is to dry out the area with a dehumidifier and keep it that way with proper ventilation.

If you need help cleaning up the air in your home, contact AC Southeast®. Find a contractor in your area and start your journey toward more comfortable indoor air.