April 22, 2015
Being healthy is something is worth focusing on. People put a lot of effort into getting the right amount of exercise and avoiding unhealthy foods, which can help you to work towards living a longer, better life. Quitting smoking, for example, is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Do we ever really consider, however, the quality of the air in our own homes?
Unfortunately, the importance of indoor air quality is constantly overlooked. Poor indoor air quality can lead to some complications for you if left unattended for too long.
The Dangers of Poor Indoor Air Quality
It may not seem as if the air in your home is unsafe to breathe, especially if you aren’t experiencing any noticeable symptoms. Over time, however, poor indoor air quality can become exceptionally problematic. Take, for example, the following health conditions and symptoms, all of which can result from living in a home with poor-quality air:
Anyone who suffers from asthma knows just how easily the condition can be triggered. When dust particles and mold blow freely within the home, asthma can easily be aggravated. Maintaining clean indoor air is essential to keeping asthma attacks at bay. For those with severe asthma issues, this can be far more dangerous than most people realize.
Do you constantly walk around your home with a runny nose? Does it clear up when you head out for the day? In some situations, this may be more than just a coincidence. Having a runny nose that just won’t go away is usually an annoying symptom of something larger. Getting to the route of the issue often means having your home’s indoor air tested for quality issues.
Just like having a constantly runny nose can often be attributed to something larger, coughing is not always a simple annoyance. Constant coughing can be a result of dirty ductwork, and having an inspection completed is the only way to ensure that you aren’t overlooking the true cause of what’s going on.
Assessing and Improving Your Indoor Air Quality
If you believe that your home is suffering from poor indoor air quality, there are fortunately plenty of ways to identify the culprit and fix the issue. Often, indoor air quality problems come from ductwork that is either dirty or improperly sealed. Fixing the problem is rather simple, but you’ll have to determine its extent before doing anything. With this in mind, a home energy audit is the logical first step. A energy audit with Tom Rostron will expose any efficiency issues within the home, like problems with dirty ducts, improper ventilation, air sealing issues, and the like. Once our audit helps expose the issues within the home, our professionals will likely recommend a duct cleaning or duct sealing service, both of which will help to improve the quality of air within your home.
Don’t let poor indoor air quality affect the health of you or your family. Contact Tom Rostron today to learn more and schedule an appointment for your Monmouth or Ocean county home.