It may be hard to believe, but it’s true; sometimes, the air inside your home is more polluted and unhealthy than the air outside. With all of the dust, pet dander, and germs, poor indoor air quality affects the health of millions of people every day. At Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating, our experts will examine the quality of the air in your Sterling, VA home, and recommend ways to make it cleaner and healthier for you and your family.
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We offer the following services to keep your air quality in tip-top shape:
Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality
When people think about pollution and poor air quality, they think about the outside and things like smog and exhaust emissions. But the air in our homes is often worse for our health because we spend so much time indoors. Here are the main causes of poor indoor air quality.
- Poor Ventilation
- High Humidity
- Mold buildup because of water leaks or dampness
- Dust, pet dander, dust mites, and germs
Since so much of our time is spent in our homes, the continuous breathing of this bad air causes many health problems.
How to Tell if You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality
Many people have poor indoor air quality but don’t know it. In fact, most homes don’t have the cleanest air as they should. Here are some signs that point to the possibility you have poor indoor air.
- Dry throat, nose, eyes and skin
- Trouble breathing, or stuffy nose
- Coughing or sneezing
Many people who experience these symptoms chalk them up to colds or normal aches and pains. But the air in your home may be the culprit, and if you ignore these symptoms, it can lead to worse health problems down the road.
If you’re not happy about the air in your home, check out our air cleaning & filtration and see how we can help.
How to Improve Indoor Air
The first step to take to improving your home’s air quality is cleaning. Use a good vacuum cleaner with a strong filter to sweep up and trap dirt, debris, and germs. Also, inspect for mold and mildew, especially in the basement and the attic where moisture can build up. Also, make sure your ducts are clean. And last, consider adding an air purifier to filter the air and trap contaminants before they get into your system. If you’re unsure how to get the best air in your home, call Garneski Air Conditioning & Heating and ask about our air quality services.