Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality, blog, tom rostron

June 11, 2015

It doesn’t get a whole lot better than summer in Monmouth and Ocean counties. The sun is shining and summer is heating things up outside. But what about the air within your home? Many people go through their daily lives without knowing that they’re actually living in homes loaded with indoor air quality (“IAQ”) issues. Many times, it’s difficult to tell if there’s a problem with your indoor air. Still, there are a number of signs to watch out for, all of which point to potential issues with the quality of the air inside your home.

Here are just a few signs of poor indoor air quality to keep an eye out for in your home.

Visible Dust, Dander, and Debris

Dust and debris are sure to pop up in any home, but if the issue is really extensive, the problem may be deeper than just having an especially fluffy pet. In many cases, the dust and debris you’re experiencing may have to do with poor ventilation or dirty air ducts–these are issues that certainly won’t get any better on their own. If you see that dirt and dander constantly add up in your home, call Tom Rostron and our team will address the issue.

Allergic Reactions

Do you wake up in the morning with a stuffy nose? Find yourself sneezing randomly throughout the day, but only when you’re in your home? Chances are you may be allergic to something that is sneakily getting into your home through gaps and cracks. Allergic reactions that occur within the home are often related to poor indoor air quality, and getting to the root of the issue is the only way to truly solve your problem.

Stuffy or Stale Air / Strange Odors

Stuffy and stale air typically results from a lack of airflow and ventilation, and it can be more than just a minor annoyance. If the problem has been happening for some time, you can bet on it not going away without attending to your home’s ventilation.

Improving Poor IAQ

If your home is currently suffering from poor indoor air quality, it’s important to realize that there are indeed things that can be done to fix whatever the problem may be. It all starts with a home energy audit with Tom Rostron, which will give you a good sense of what’s going on with your home efficiency and will allow us to help you work towards finding a solution.

If you’re currently experiencing any of the indoor air quality warning signs outlined above, it’s time to work towards improving IAQ by assessing your home performanceContact us to learn more and to schedule a home energy audit today.