Indoor Air Quality

The air in our homes can be five times more polluted than outdoor air!
It has been ranked as one of the top 5 environmental dangers to public health by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Indoor pollution is linked with severe asthma and allergy development in children. If undetected further long term expose to breathing bad air can lead to lung or even heart problems.

Indoor Air Quality Services and Testing Orange, Texas

What Are Some Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality?

The air around us is always changing. We are bombarded with pollution from all different sources, and it has a significant effect on our health. Air quality can be affected by anything that releases gas or particles – whether they come from the outdoors, like wildfire smoke or our own personal-care products we use each day. Inadequate ventilation will trap contaminated air inside your home and can keep clean, fresh air from cycling into your home. If you have unmaintained heating and air conditioning systems, your clogged air filters and dirty ducts will contribute to dust and mites in the air. Dampness in your house caused by floods, leaks, high humidity, or an unmaintained humidifier or dehumidifier can create mold and bacteria. Call Innovative Air Solutions for help in detecting the possible sources in your home.

What Are Some Symptoms of Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Poor indoor air quality can lead to a number of physical problems. Some symptoms associated with poor air are coughing, sneezing, fatigue and dizziness. Poor health among the elderly may be exacerbated by unhealthy conditions in their home environment such as mold or bacteria that produce toxic gases like carbon monoxide which is deadly at high levels but usually undetected until it’s too late! Poor indoor air quality leads to many different types of respiratory infections and lung diseases including asthma and heart disease for some people who are already at high risk. Other individuals experience increased irritability when exposed to this type of environmental hazard because they have weakened immune systems due to age or illness.

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Humidifiers vs. Dehumidifers

Benefits of a Humidifier

Running a humidifier inside your home can help with the following everyday issues: relief for chest congestion, helps prevent chapped skin, helps to remedy colds and allergies faster, prevent nosebleeds, stop nighttime snoring, and protect wooden furniture.

Benefits of a Dehumidifier

Keeping a dehumidifier inside your home can help with a host of issues including: reducing pest related problems, cutting down on allergens inside the home, controlling moisture levels, and reducing energy costs.

How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

Regular maintenance and yearly services can only do so much for the quality of air inside your home. Ensuring you change filters monthly and are cautious about what you bring into your home; both dirt and chemical wise will help lessen the pollutions inside the home. Contact Innovative Air Solutions today to test the quality of the air inside your home today and take steps towards improving the purity of the air you breath and the health of your family. Some steps to help improve your home’s air quality are:

Ensure proper ventilation around fuel-burning appliances like furnaces, fireplaces, ranges, and heaters.

Use proper ventilation when cleaning, painting, or using harsh chemical products in your home.

Keep your house clean by regularly vacuuming (use a HEPA vacuum cleaner), washing bedding, and leaving shoes at the door.

Install a carbon monoxide detector, test for radon, and leave the asbestos to the professionals!