3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality05/02/2016 The term “air pollution” usually makes you think of the air outside your home. In reality, indoor air quality can be just as poor as outdoor air. It makes sense. Individuals are spending more time indoors and our homes are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they are air tight and capturing contaminants inside. You need to know what’s negatively impacting your indoor air quality to help make it better. Here are three frequent problems with your indoor air quality. 1. Humidity Levels Managing humidity levels can be difficult. Lots of humidity can foster the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Small amounts of humidity can hurt your mucous membranes and increase the likelihood of contracting a cold or flu and heighten other respiratory problems. Plus, any furniture and woodwork can be impaired by both low and high humidity levels. Fortunately, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 2. Allergens The most frequent indoor allergen is dust mites. As a matter of fact, their droppings are one of the most frequent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Seeing that dust mites are attracted to pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a retreat for allergens. Another big culprit is pet dander. So, if your pets sleep your bedroom, even more allergens are accruing. You can decrease the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding frequently and using a vacuum that includes a HEPA filter. You can take removing allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from Effective Service Group, LLC. can walk through all your options and help you select the perfect system for your needs. 3. Household Chemicals and Odors While you might think it’s logical to cover up bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—from the chemicals they consist of. This holds true for lots of household cleaners. Plus, these dangers pose greater risk to children and elderly people with respiratory issues. These health risks are even more reason to research a Lennox® whole-home filtration system. The air in your home should help your health, not harm it. We want to offer our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality available. To schedule an in-home air assessment or get more information about indoor air quality, call us at 973-884-0065. If it’s more convenient for you, you can also schedule your appointment with us online.