You can’t control the air quality in your city, but you can control it in your Madison, VA home. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead to a variety of health issues, which is why it’s important to keep it in check. Here are four signs the indoor air quality in your house is poor.

1. Bad Odors

Odors don’t exist on their own — they’re carried by tiny particles. This means that if you notice a bad smell in your home that lingers, it’s likely lowering your indoor air quality. Odors are particularly common if your home’s humidity level rises too high, leading to biological growth and, therefore, funky smells.

2. Extra Dust

While it’s common for your home to have dust here and there, another telltale sign of poor indoor air quality is the presence of extra dust. Not only will it get dispersed into your home’s air when disturbed, but also, excess dust indicates that the particulates it’s made of are likely circulating through the air.

3. More Frequent Illness

Unhealthy air in your home means unhealthy air in your lungs. Frequent coughing, sneezing, and headaches are all indicators that the air in your home isn’t as pure as it should be, as breathing in air of poor quality over a long period of time can contribute to illness. If people are getting sick, start by replacing the air filters in your HVAC system.

4. Humid Air

Your HVAC system plays an important role in regulating your home’s humidity levels. While you need some humidity in your air, too much humidity can impact your home’s structure and help contribute to biological growth. Even if you don’t smell it (like we mentioned above), the presence of contaminants can still bring down your overall indoor air quality.

Call our pros at Duct-Rite Mechanical if you feel you need indoor air quality services. Learn all about our services on our website or with a quick call today!

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