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How Can Indoor Air Quality Affect Your Health?

February 6, 2023 | Blog

When it comes to your household’s oxygen, don’t settle for subpar! The air within your home can become polluted with natural contaminants, making it difficult to feel comfortable. Unsurprisingly, these substances will impact your health if ignored.

If healthy oxygen is what you seek, you can count on Trahan’s Heating & Cooling to get the job done right! Our team of professionals focuses on your safety and comfort before anything else. Keep reading to learn the importance of indoor air quality and how it can affect your health.

What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Poor IAQ typically occurs from numerous substances. Airborne contaminants can make their way into your Houma home, polluting the oxygen indoors. A few causes of polluted indoor air are:

  • Mold and mildew
  • Pesticides
  • Pollen
  • Pet dander
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Radon and asbestos

Poor ventilation can stimulate the effects of indoor pollutants. It’s crucial to take the proper measures to avoid having these substances in your home.

Effects Of Poor IAQ

Long-term exposure to polluted oxygen will undoubtedly impact your health. You may notice a rise in health issues, such as cold-like symptoms, headaches and chronic fatigue. People with asthma may experience frequent asthma attacks and other respiratory problems. Over time, these health issues can worsen if the initial problem is ignored.

Dust buildup is another effect of unhealthy air. You may notice debris around your vents and filth around your furniture. If this is the case, there may be an issue with your ventilation system that is affecting the quality of the oxygen in your home.

How To Maintain Healthy Indoor Air Quality

Maintaining adequate oxygen can be a challenge, but it’s necessary for your health. Thankfully, homeowners can take a few measures to improve the quality of their household air.

Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Your air filter prevents airborne pollutants from circulating throughout your home. They don’t just keep your home clean; they keep your oxygen healthy and breathable! Professionals recommend changing your filters on a schedule, usually every three months.

Control Humidity In Your Home

Humidity can create a breeding ground for mold and mildew. These contaminants can harm the quality of your home’s air and cause other issues. You can control the humidity levels within your home using your AC settings or investing in a dehumidifier.

Inspect Your Ductwork

The ductwork within your home can become blocked with dust and other debris. Your ducts don’t need to be cleaned on a routine schedule but should receive cleaning as needed. A professional can inspect your ductwork to ensure that a blockage is not negatively affecting your home’s air quality.

Invest In Air Purification Services

When in doubt about your indoor air quality, professional purification services can help! An expert technician will conduct a series of tests to determine the source of unhealthy air. A professional will help you reach a reliable solution to maintain healthy oxygen in your home.

High-Quality IAQ Services In Houma

Are you worried about what you’re inhaling indoors? Trahan’s Heating & Cooling is prepared to help you find a functional solution to all your IAQ problems! Contact us today to speak with a representative and schedule your next air purification service.

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