3 Things Impacting Your Indoor Air Quality Posted May 2, 2016 The term “air pollution” typically makes you think of the air outside your home. However, indoor air quality can be just as bad as outdoor air. It makes sense. People are spending more time indoors and our residences are becoming more energy-efficient, which means they are air tight and trapping contaminants inside. You ought to know what’s negatively affecting your indoor air quality in order to make it better. Here are three common problems with your indoor air quality. 1. Humidity Levels Managing humidity levels can be difficult. Higher amounts of humidity can harbor the growth of mold, mildew and bacteria. Too little humidity can harm your mucous membranes and increase the likelihood of contracting a cold or flu and increase other respiratory problems. Plus, any furniture and woodwork can be damaged by both low and high humidity levels. Lucky for you, you can balance your home’s humidity levels with humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 2. Allergens The most common indoor allergen is dust mites. Additionally, their droppings are one of the most prevalent causes of asthma and allergy symptoms. Because dust mites love pillows and bedding, your bedroom is a haven for allergens. Another big culprit is pet dander. So, if your pets are in your bedroom, even more allergens are accruing. You can decrease the number of allergens in your bedroom by washing your bedding frequently and using a vacuum that includes a HEPA filter. You can take eliminating allergens to a new level with a whole-home air filtration system. A professional from The Frazier Company can walk through all your options and help you find the perfect system for your needs. 3. Household Chemicals and Odors While you might think it’s logical to conceal bad household smells with air fresheners, they can actually cause health issues—like eye, throat and lung irritation—due to the chemicals they contain. This can also hold true for many household cleaners. Plus, these dangers can be even more threatening to children and elderly people with respiratory issues. These health risks are even more reason to consider a Lennox® whole-home filtration system. The air in your house should support your health, not damage it. We want to provide our expertise to ensure you have the best indoor air quality possible. To schedule an in-home air assessment or get more information about indoor air quality, call us at 402-896-5900.