Is Your Indoor Air Quality Causing Health Problems?

The quality of your indoor air is super important to your overall health, that is why there is an entire month dedicated to caring about it. February is National Care About Your Indoor Air Month. Poor indoor air quality can impact allergies, the structural elements of your home, and your overall quality of life. 

There are a few easy ways to check and make sure you have quality indoor air. Dedicate some time this month to evaluate your air and decide what you can do to improve it. We have created a list to help you through this process. 

 

Evaluate your Indoor Air Quality 

When did you last have your ducts cleaned? 

Over time, ducts can develop cracks and leaks, causing poor indoor air quality. Even the routine changing of air filters cannot prevent the long-term buildup of dust and debris in your duct system. We suggest that you have your ducts cleaned every 3 to 5 years to keep your indoor air quality high — even more frequently to ensure that your HVAC is working most efficiently. Keeping your ducts clean is vital to keeping your indoor air quality at its best. 

Are you or your family members constantly sick? 

Although many factors contribute to sickness, indoor air quality plays a role in your overall health. Your indoor air quality can actually be worse than the outdoor air simply due to the circulation system in your home. There are many indoor air pollutants, including mold and dust that can negatively impact the health of you and your family. If you cannot fight that cold, it may be time to have your ducts cleaned to remove the pollutants. 

Do you or anyone in your home suffer from allergies or asthma? 

If you answered yes, it essential that you maintain a high quality of air inside your home. There are many allergens, such as dust mites, mold, and pets that can cause problems for those in your home. Some scents and chemical solutions can also irritate allergies. Take note of what you are bringing into your home that can affect your air quality, whether it’s cleaning products, candles or other scents, or even just your shoes bringing in the dirt. Routine cleaning is vital to ensure allergies and asthma symptoms are kept to a minimum. 

These are just a few of the questions that you could answer to evaluate your indoor air quality. Often, we find someone’s air quality is even lower than they would guess. Fortunately, there are some easy solutions to keep your home safe and your air clean. At 6 & Fix, we offer services to ensure a happy and healthy home.

3 Main Benefits of Duct Cleaning Services 

  1. Improve indoor air quality 
  2. Increase HVAC system efficiency 
  3. Extend HVAC system lifespan 

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help make your home air safer for you and your family. Caring for your indoor air quality is important. Call 6 & Fix to schedule a free consultation with one of our trained technicians to diagnose your home’s unique indoor air quality issue.