Been taking notice of all of the talk about indoor air quality as of late? If so, you probably also see all of the products, services, and tips for how to deal with it. But there’s a problem our team has been noticing about all of this business. Folks are really quick to tell you that you need to solve the problem. But they aren’t as quick to tell you why.
At BVS Air Conditioning & Heating, we feel like it’s a bit off putting to just try to tell people to do things, and not really give a reason. And in some of the cases we’ve seen, it’s been downright misleading! Well, today we’re here to have a talk about the whole air quality thing. Let’s talk about what it is, why it’s a problem, and what you can do to get it fixed most effectively.
What Is “Poor” Air Quality?
The biggest thing to know here is that the air in your home is, in many ways, no different from the air outside. All of the dust, the debris, pollen, pollutants, mold spore, and more are all there. And the big problem about it is that it tends to be many times more concentrated. Why? Mostly because the air comes in, through windows, doors, HVAC intake and ducts, and other sources, and then it doesn’t really go anywhere. It gets consistently cycled, in fact, by your fans and HVAC system. The result is a growing horde of junk that permeates your air, and eventually your respiratory system.
How Poor Air Quality Impacts Your Health
The problems here can be pretty diverse depending on the person in question and just how bad the air quality in your home is. If you have pets, that’s a mark against your air quality. Indoor smoking, of course, is another big one. And areas like here in Houston are prone to high concentrations of pollen and dust, which are also big factors.
And then there’s your home itself and the number of occupants you have. Bottom line, if you don’t have an air quality system in your home, the odds are pretty high that you have an air quality issue of some kind.
So what can this do to you? Well, here are some of the biggest concerns:
- Exacerbated allergy symptoms
- Frequent headaches
- Manifestations of respiratory illness
- Feelings of lethargy and tiredness
- Congestion and sneezing
Feeling tired, headachy, or just a bit off? If so, the problem could very well be poor air quality! Though honestly speaking, if you’re having these symptoms, or any combination of the ones listed above, go see a health care professional. Seriously, we’ll talk more about air quality later. Health comes first!
How To Deal With Poor Air Quality
There are actually a lot of great ways to deal with bad air quality. Some include abstaining from certain chemicals and cleaners, and others might be an air purification system. At BVS, we also offer a very important part of improving air quality through our duct cleaning services, which gets all of the mess and gunk out of your ducts, so it stops circulating through your home!
If you would like to learn more about air quality, we strongly suggest you do so! Here’s some top-class science and medicine from the EPA on the subject.
Air Duct Cleaning in Houston & Katy, Texas
The air ducts in your home carry the air you breath, and in some homes, air quality is an issue. Even today, certain homes are predisposed to greater concentrations of airborne contaminants and mold that cause allergic reactions and family sickness. Could your ductwork be the cause of poor air quality in your home? If you think your home’s ductwork could be negatively impacting the health of your family, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Contact BVS Air Conditioning & Heating for duct cleaning in Houston and the surrounding areas.