January 5, 2020

You may not give your indoor air much thought. After all, pollution only affects air outside the home, right? If that is your thinking, you might be surprised to know that the air inside your home could trigger coughing, sneezing, and severe respiratory conditions.

What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?

There are numerous ways that pollutants can get into the air in your home. If you are like most people, you use household chemicals for cleaning. When ventilation is poor, aerosol sprays and other products give off fumes that can linger in your home. When you purchase carpet or furniture made of pressed wood, those items can emit gases known as volatile organic compounds. After buying these products, you might experience coughing or itchy eyes. You may also be bothered by a chemical-like odor. Smoking, using acetone nail care products, and painting are examples of activities that add VOCs to your indoor air. If you have a combustion heating system, it can also contribute to poor indoor air quality when the unit is not maintained correctly.

Why Is It Important to Maintain Good Indoor Air Quality?

If anyone in your household suffers from allergies or asthma, poor indoor air quality can aggravate those conditions. Passive smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke from cigarettes has been linked to respiratory problems and puts individuals at risk for cancer. One way to reduce the risk of illnesses associated with poor indoor air quality is to make sure your heating system operates efficiently. Carbon monoxide can seep into your home when a furnace is not working correctly or if it has cracks in the heat exchanger. If the filters in your HVAC system are dirty, the system cannot filter the air properly.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

If you are not pleased with your indoor air quality, Hammack Service Company, Inc. in Richardson can help. We have been in business for almost 50 years. Our company is BBB accredited with an A+ rating. Our technicians are NATE certified. We can assess your system for problems, make repairs, or install a new unit if needed. Give Hammack Service Company, Inc. a call today and improve your indoor air. We provide heating and cooling services, too.

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