Are you having difficulty breathing, relaxing or sleeping in your Cincinnati, OH home? The culprit could be an air quality issue. Check out the article below to identify four signs of poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and some ways to improve it.
1. Difficulty Breathing
Breathing in pollutants can irritate your lungs, causing shortness of breath, coughing or chest pain. Switching out air filters every three months or whenever you see they are dirty will help. However, if the problem persists, you may need to contact a professional to install a whole-home air purifier to ensure your family breathes easily.
2. A Dusty House
You may notice that even though you clean your house regularly, there always seems to be dust buildup. Dirty ductwork is often responsible for this irritating situation. HVAC technicians have specialized training to clean your ducts and safely remove pollutants that would otherwise continue to recirculate through your home.
3. Dry Skin, Eyes or Throat
Getting the humidity right is critical to improving your home’s air quality. Low humidity can cause dry skin, eyes or throats whereas moist conditions can trigger allergies. After an IAQ assessment, a professional will make recommendations to solve the problem, such as incorporating a humidifier or dehumidifier into your system.
4. Trouble Sleeping
If you or a family member have trouble sleeping, lack of ventilation in bedrooms may be to blame. Stuffy conditions make it difficult to drop into dreamland, and elevated carbon dioxide levels can lead to a foggy head the next day. A professional can talk to you about ventilators to increase airflow in your house, ensuring household members wake ready to tackle their day.
Ready to improve the air quality in your home? Contact Western Hills Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today; we are indoor air quality specialists and will get the job done right.
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