Signs It's Time to Get Your Indoor Air Quality Checked Out

Society has become increasingly more concerned about our environment. Everyone’s heard that lower emissions can improve the air quality outside, but how many people think about indoor air quality? Even if your Gulf Breeze, FL home is spotless, the indoor air can be less than ideal. In fact, it can make you sick.

How Are You Feeling?

If you find yourself coughing, sneezing and suffering from allergies you never had before, your indoor air quality may be to blame. When the air inside your home is unhealthy, it’s not uncommon for otherwise healthy people to develop allergies and other types of respiratory illnesses. If dust, pet dander and other particles aren’t removed by your HVAC system, both you and the air quality in your home may suffer.

What’s That Smell?

In addition to not feeling well, another key indicator of poor air quality is a foul odor. Forgetting to change the air filters in your HVAC system can cause a multitude of problems. Since your HVAC unit relies on clean filters to capture dirt and dust, if left unchanged, unfiltered air is circulated in your home.

Biological Growth

Biological growth thrives in moist, dark environments. If humidity levels are too high in your home, you may see biological growth on the walls, flooring and even on furniture. Biological growth is easily identifiable. Not only will your home smell musty, but you’ll also see black or green spots on various surfaces.

In addition to dusting and vacuuming, regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance is the best way to keep your indoor air quality as healthy as possible. To learn more ways you can improve the air quality inside your Gulf Breeze home, contact us today.