What’s Swirling Around in Your Indoor Air?

Do you ever stop and think of what’s surrounding you at this very moment? Not the physical things you can see and touch, but the particles that are in the air you’re breathing. You probably don’t. That’s what we’re going to remedy today. In this blog, you will learn some things about your indoor air quality, and the scary things flying around you at this very moment. 

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Causes 

We have all slacked off on our cleaning duties every now and then. It’s just the result of leading a busy life filled with work, family, and home responsibilities. Sometimes, you just don’t know what to prioritize. 

That’s okay. The important thing is not to make a habit of it. Poor indoor air quality is most often caused by a combination of inadequate home cleaning, a bad ventilation system, poor air circulation, and high humidity levels. Though sometimes, it’s the sullied outdoor air that travels indoors in areas with high levels of pollution. 

Effects 

The effects of poor indoor air quality aren’t immediate. They slowly build up over time, so you never see them coming. The symptoms manifest themselves like many other common diseases, such as irritated eyes/skin, coughing, sneezing, headaches, fatigue, etc. You’re probably blaming your allergies (which are triggered by indoor contaminants), instead of thinking of the bigger picture. 

Do you find that your symptoms clear up as soon as you step foot in the fresh, outdoor air? Then, you have a serious case of polluted indoor air to deal with. And when we say serious, we mean serious. Indoor air quality can affect the human body in unimaginable ways, such as causing: 

  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Malaise
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lung disease, including cancer

Remedies

The time to start caring for the quality of your indoor air is now! Don’t know where to begin? Start with an air duct cleaning from our Bucks County, PA, team. 

Think about the last time you cleaned your ducts. How long ago was it? Months? Years? Never? Most homeowners forget that dust accumulates everywhere, especially in areas they don’t check very often. If you’re not one to keep up with regular duct cleaning, just think about all the allergens that have made a home in your duct system. They get blown out each time your heating or cooling system is running and circulate in the house.

Once you get your ducts clean, you have to maintain the streak of cleanliness. Make a chart so you never fall behind on your cleaning schedule. Start using all-natural products to clean with, as they won’t leave harsh chemicals behind. Open the windows and let your home breathe in some fresh air. Invest in a quality dehumidifier or air filtration system to process and clean indoor air. 

These are just simple steps, but they can make a world of difference in your home. To learn more about indoor air quality solutions, contact a Hutchinson expert today. We’ll be happy to help residents from Bucks County, PA, all the way up to Monmouth County, NJ.