These days, homes are well sealed as well as insulated. While this helps with energy efficiency, too little fresh air, indoor contaminants and constant recirculation can lead to problems.

There’s no need to worry, though, since Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning can help you have an energy-efficient home that’s also comfortable. Our services include an air quality audit, air duct cleaning and products to help improve indoor air quality in Buellton, California.

Call us at 805-242-9638 today to start refreshing your home’s air.

Signs Your Home Has Poor Indoor Air Quality

Is your home’s air healthy? It might not be as clean as you think. Pollution may be two to five times higher indoors compared to outdoors, as reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Indoor air pollution moving with your home’s air may lead to headaches and allergy flareups. And mold and mildew can trigger a variety of health issues.

Health Problems

While these types of symptoms could be caused by other issues, they can be a sign your home is struggling with indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is especially true if you feel normal again while you’re away from home.

  • Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
  • Headaches and sinus issues
  • Fatigue
  • Allergies or asthma symptoms that are worse than normal
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Dizziness or nausea

Environmental Problems

A well-worn heating and cooling system will sometimes be a contributing factor in indoor air quality problems, particularly if it’s failing to filter air, balance humidity or keep temperatures stable.

Here are some other signs you might need to purify your indoor air:

  • Excessive static or mold growth
  • Excessive dust
  • Stuffy or musty odors

How Can I Avoid Indoor Air Quality Problems?

Combating indoor air quality problems is fairly simple with the following 10 simple tips:

  1. Plan an indoor air quality audit with Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ll evaluate areas that affect air quality, like humidity, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Then we’ll walk you through concerns we come across and how you can improve them.
  2. Clean consistently to control dust mites, which can aggravate allergies and asthma.
  3. Do what you can to get rid of secondhand smoke.
  4. Install a whole-home filtration system to eliminate odors, instead of masking them with air fresheners or fragrant candles. The pollutants include chemicals that can trigger headaches or upset respiratory symptoms.
  5. Air out gas-burning appliances, including stoves and water heaters, outside.
  6. Keep your home’s humidity levels balanced with a humidifier or dehumidifier, according to your needs. Set humidity under 50% to hinder mold and mildew spores.
  7. Test your home for radon. Long-term exposure to this invisible radioactive gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, as reported by the EPA. You can get a radon test kit online or get in contact with your state radon program for information on discounted or free kits.
  8. Implement a ventilation system to replenish contaminated indoor air with fresh outside air.
  9. Find natural cleaning and painting materials that are low in or free of VOCs. Excess levels of VOCs can aggravate symptoms for family members with respiratory diseases.
  10. Place carbon monoxide detectors close to bedrooms.

Start Cleaning Your Air Today with Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning

With a full team of NATE-certified professionals and indoor air quality products, Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning can help your family breathe easier. Give us a call at 805-242-9638 or contact us online today to get started.

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