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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Protect Your Family’s Health

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Furlong HVACContaminants inside your house can affect air quality and impact your family’s health. If you’re concerned about your indoor air quality, a Furlong HVAC professional can conduct an inspection and make changes to keep your family healthy.

How Poor Air Quality Can Affect Health

Have you or your loved ones have been experiencing sneezing, coughing, congestion, headaches, or other problems? Your home’s indoor air quality may be to blame. If you suffer from these symptoms far more when inside the house than when outside, that’s a telltale sign that you have an air quality issue.

Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Carpets, furniture, and paint can release chemicals into the air. Those chemicals, plus dust, dirt, and pet dander, can linger indoors and be spread throughout the house via the HVAC system. Those pollutants can worsen symptoms of allergies and asthma. Plus, they may even cause respiratory problems in people who were previously healthy.

High levels of humidity, especially in areas such as bathrooms and the kitchen, can allow mold to form. If the humidity level is too low, it can cause dryness in the eyes and sinuses, which can contribute to health problems.

Modern homes are tightly sealed to prevent drafts and to make them energy efficient. While that’s great for keeping utility bills down, it can trap contaminants inside, which can cause air quality to suffer.

Signs of a Problem

Temperature and humidity issues may point to poor indoor air quality. If some rooms tend to be colder than others, that can indicate that air isn’t circulating throughout the house as it should and that your HVAC system isn’t maintaining consistent humidity levels in a healthy range.

An unusual odor can also indicate that there’s an indoor air quality problem. Mold, mildew, and chemicals can linger in the air. You may not notice an unpleasant odor after a while, but someone who visits your home may smell it right away.

How a Furlong HVAC Contractor Can Help

Chud Air Conditioning, Heating, and Duct Cleaning can improve ventilation and air filtration in your home. We can clean your home’s air ducts and install air cleaners to reduce the amount of pollutants in your home and keep humidity levels in a safe range. Call (215) 659-4343 to schedule an inspection.

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