Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality at Home

When most people think about air quality, it’s easy to think about the pollution outside. However, indoor air quality is just as important, especially in warmer climates like Mount Pleasant, Texas. Here are some signs of poor indoor air quality you should look for in your home:

Musty Smell

Anyone who has ever spent time in an old building is likely familiar with a musty smell. This smell can occur anywhere indoors and is often a sign of microbial growth. It might mean there’s water damage or other pollutants that have added up over time. It could mean that you need your ductwork cleaned or replaced. Often this musty smell is prevalent when there’s a combination of elements, such as dirty ducts and carpets.

Dust Buildup

If you constantly find yourself dusting, your home likely has poor indoor air quality. While dust is natural, there shouldn’t be so much that you have to dust every day. An excess of dust inside can mean that there’s a buildup of it in the air vents. Therefore, you’ll need your ducts cleaned.

Recurring Illnesses

Poor indoor air quality leads to illnesses that include symptoms like congestion, sore throat and headaches. If you find that you or your family keep experiencing these symptoms, it can be a sign of poor air quality. After going to the doctor to rule out other causes of illness, it might be a good idea to have an HVAC company assess the quality of air in your home. As a result, you can reduce your risk of feeling sick.

Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing helps homeowners maintain healthy air quality inside their homes through evaluation, maintenance and cleaning. It’s important to have an HVAC service provider you can trust. Schedule a consultation by calling 903-285-6550. Our team of indoor air quality experts will get to work to find the right IAQ solutions for your needs.

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