Health Problems Caused by Poor Indoor Air Quality

June 19, 2019
Woman Clutching chest Allergies

Have you ever developed a tickle in your throat that you can’t clear? This could be due to harmful particulates floating around in your home. Our team in Longview, Texas, is experienced in dealing with these irritating air quality problems before they lead to health concerns. Here are some issues that we can help you address:

Allergies Caused by Dirty Air Filters

Your HVAC system has a filter that traps dust and other debris. But without frequent changing, the filter stops catching them effectively.

Your HVAC system’s filter catches particles that can cause eye irritation, nasal congestion and coughing. These symptoms can eventually lead to sinus infections, worsening asthma and chronic respiratory conditions. Therefore, you should change your filter every 30 to 90 days.

A Shortened Lifespan Due to Pollutants

The scientific community has started to focus its efforts on studying the long-term effects of exposure to harmful pollutants. Scientists note that this exposure leads to chronic and life-threatening conditions like asthma, pulmonary disease, and weakening of the heart. As a result, particle pollutants can decrease the lifespan of people with these conditions.

Respiratory Irritation From VOCs

If you’ve just moved into a new house, you might be awash in new smells. New building materials such as luxury vinyl plank flooring can be durable and attractive, but it can also give off odors called volatile organic compounds. Paint, new cabinetry and new appliances can all be culprits as well. VOCs can cause respiratory ailments as minor as a stuffy nose to a frightening increase in asthma symptoms.

Consider adding an air purifier to your HVAC system. It works by charging and bonding the particles in the air. The system captures the larger masses easily. As a result, it reduces airborne irritants by up to 99 percent.

Are you worried about allergens, pollutants or VOCs in your home? The indoor air quality professionals at JD’s A/C can help you find the right HVAC solutions to ease your health concerns. Call us today at (903) 759-7483 to gain peace of mind about your indoor air quality.

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