Five Signs of Poor Air Quality in Your Home

GVEC Home understands the importance of clean air in your home. Poor indoor air quality could damage your home and affect your health in a variety of ways. Many homeowners may take the condition of their home’s inside air for granted, but particles and chemical vapors can build up in a poorly ventilated home, leading to a polluted indoor environment. There are several signs you’re breathing polluted air; here are five of them.

1. Increased Coughing or Sneezing as a Sign of Poor Air Quality in Your Home

If you’re sneezing or coughing more than usual, you might want to get your indoor air quality tested. Dirty air can carry viruses and bacteria that cause illness. Using filters to remove these particles is important for staying healthy.

2. Allergies Are Getting Worse

Dust mites and pollen can make allergies worse if they build up in your indoor air. Poor ventilation, especially during the winter when windows stay closed, can keep these particles from getting flushed out.

3. Condensation on Your Windows Could Be a Sign of Poor In-Home Air Quality

Having the right level of humidity in your indoor air is important for minimizing pollution and particles. If there is too much moisture in the air, you might notice condensation on the insides of your windows. This can occur both in the summer and winter months. A dehumidifier can help with this.

4. Dirty Air Filters as a Sign of Poor Air Quality in Your Home

If you find your HVAC system’s air filter getting dirty too quickly, you may have air quality issues. Your filters should last one to three months before getting dirty enough to be replaced.

5. Lingering Smells Could Be a Sign of Poor Home Air Quality

Improperly ventilated homes can hold onto smells and make your home unpleasant to occupy. If you notice lingering odors, it’s important to check your home’s ventilation system.

GVEC Home: Experts in Home Air Quality

At GVEC Home, we offer a number of indoor air quality accessories, including humidifiers to control air moisture, ventilators to bring fresh air inside, ultraviolet lamps to help keep your AC coils clean, and electronic and traditional air filters to help clean indoor air before it circulates. We feature the Reme HALO® Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier system. The HALO integrates seamlessly into the ductwork of your existing HVAC system to clean the air shortly before it exits the vents and into your home.

GVEC Home is locally owned and operated, with more than 50 years’ experience. We’re here to serve the residents of South Central Texas. In addition to indoor air quality accessories, we also offer a complete line of Champion® and Bryant® heating and cooling systems and accessories. We do HVAC repairs, installations, and maintenance, too, and offer 24/7 emergency HVAC repair services, 365 days a year. If you ever find yourself without heating or air conditioning before or after normal business hours, you’ve got a dependable partner—a neighbor—who’ll be there to help get it running again as quickly as possible. Our top priorities are customer service and helping keep your home safe, efficient and comfortable year-round. Give us a call at 877.466.5506.

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