Common Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

June 20, 2021

One of the biggest threats to a homeowner’s health and well-being is poor indoor air quality. That’s why it’s so necessary to immediately address any issues relating to air quality. But how exactly does one find out about the quality of their home’s air? Fortunately, there are some universal characteristics when it comes to poor indoor air quality. Here are some common signs that can help you determine if you have poor air quality in your home.

Persistent Cold Symptoms 

If you just can’t seem to get rid of your cold symptoms, this likely is a sign of poor indoor air quality. From persistent coughing and sneezing to an endless runny nose, bad air quality can exacerbate your symptoms. When you do suffer from such symptoms, it’s important to be mindful of how long they last and if they seem to only flare up when you’re at home. If this is the case, your home may be suffering from poor air quality. 

Inconsistent Air Distribution

Take a walk around your house and see if there are cold and warm spots. While this could mean that you have issues with your air circulation, it could also point to bad air quality. Uneven air distribution and temperatures means that there is a strong likelihood of unequal filtration as well. These spots that are consistently hot and cold are likely to contain pollutants and irritants that only serve to harm the health of you and your loved ones. We recommend that you contact an HVAC professional like ProFlo to look into these hot and cold spots and circulation problems.

Skin Redness and Rashes

If you find yourself suffering from skin redness and rashes, this could be the result of air pollutants in your home. Environments with bad air quality are filled with air pollutants that will irritate your skin in several ways. The next time you start having rashes and skin redness seemingly out of nowhere, consider your air quality as a possible cause. 

Mold Growth

Poor indoor air quality creates a setting that is ripe for mold growth. Keep an eye out on areas like bathtubs and sinks that are often exposed to water and moisture. These spots are where mold is likely to be found. Moldy areas tend to also come with a distinct smell, which should make it easier for you to identify these spots in your home.

Buildup of Dust

Give your air vents and filter a thorough examination to see if there has been a noticeable buildup of dust. This should give you a good idea of the status of your air quality and the amount of pollutants and dust that is in your home. While there are numerous ways for you to solve this issue like getting a new air filter, we suggest that you contact an HVAC expert right away to review your options before making a decision.

Unpleasant Smells

Unpleasant smells and odors can be a signal of bad indoor air quality. This is because these smells are often the result of several causes such as poor circulation, mold growth, and dust buildup. You should also be on the lookout for lingering smells that seem to last longer than expected as this is another hint toward circulation issues. Upon noticing these odors and smells, you should work with an HVAC contractor to address them quickly because of the harm that they can do to your health by breathing them in.

Improve your air quality and ensure a well-running HVAC system by reaching out to the experts at ProFlo today. Murrieta, Temecula, and Canyon Lake residents can all speak on our ability to provide excellent cooling system repair and maintenance services that are of impeccable quality. It’s because of our record that Southern California communities know that they can count on us for addressing all residential and commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning needs. To experience just what we can do for you, call us today at (951) 694-1300 to schedule an appointment or to request a free estimate.

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