Most people are aware that airborne pollutants outside of the home can have an adverse impact on their health. However, the quality of the air inside your home is just as important, if not more so. Fortunately, there are some early warning signs that the indoor air quality of your Mesa, AZ, home isn’t up to standards.
1. Constant Coughing and Congestion
One of the leading factors in a home’s indoor air quality is the concentration of particles it contains. There are impure particles in all of the air you breathe, but when a home has poor indoor air quality, it means that there is a high concentration of these impurities. If you and your family begin keeping a cough and staying congested more often than usual, it may mean that your home’s IAQ is suffering.
2. Dry and Irritated Skin
A dry, scratchy throat that results in a cough isn’t the only physical symptom of poor IAQ; itchy, dry skin is another warning sign that your indoor air quality isn’t what it should be. Poor indoor air quality can not only cause dry skin, but it can also intensify the symptoms of eczema, acne and other skin conditions.
3. Mucous Membrane Irritation
Finally, poor IAQ can lead to the irritation of the mucus membranes in your eyes, nose, throat and mouth. If you find yourself experiencing dry eyes, mouth and nose whenever you’re at home, your home’s air could be contaminated.
Fortunately, poor IAQ is not an unresolvable problem, as air purifiers, humidifiers and dehumidifiers can get your home’s air quality to the levels you need it to be at. Our team of service technicians can assess your home’s air quality and recommend an appropriate solution. Contact Chandler Air today if you believe that your home’s air quality is having a negative effect on your family’s health and want to create a service plan that meets your needs.
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