Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality can become poor for a number of reasons, including:
- Outdated duct work that gathers dust
- Air filters that have not been changed
- Lack of HVAC maintenance or cleaning
- Mold in dirty equipment
- Poor ventilation or humidifying
Dry, polluted indoor air can lead to a number of health issues, The problems are mainly respiratory ailments that affect the nose and throat. A dry respiratory system can cause frequent colds during the winter and allergies all year round.
The humidity in your home is one aspect that has a direct effect on health. The correct humidity can keep allergies and colds at bay. The optimal level is between 30 and 50 percent.
Sometimes everyday tasks help add humidity to our indoor air. Taking a bath or shower, washing dishes with hot water, or cooking on the stovetop can moisturize the air. However, if you are dealing with health issues of dry air, we highly recommend you install a humidifier. A humidifier can help correct any issue and maintain the perfect air moisture levels.
Mold is another issue that can affect the quality of your air and cause health problems. Mold can grow inside of HVAC equipment and ducts after long periods and being left alone. Without proper cleaning and maintenance, moisture may get trapped inside and lead to mold. Out staff can also inspect your HVAC equipment for mold and provide proper recommendations.
Test Indoor Air Quality in Berks County
Testing your indoor air quality is a good idea if you have any health concerns. Our skilled technicians visit homes across Berks County to make sure you air quality is adequate. They will evaluate the air, determine any needed changes, and make knowledgeable and personalized recommendations on products and service. These recommendations may include:
- Minor HVAC maintenance
- Addition or changing of air filters
- Dehumidifier or ventilation installation
- Other options based on your specific home
After the evaluation and service, you will see a big difference in the air quality of your home, breathe easier with comfort, and suffer less related health issues.
Contact B&L Ott HVAC to request service on your air quality today. Our trained technicians will make sure you feel comfortable in your own home. A thorough and accurate evaluation will help you maintain better air quality and optimal health.