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Identifying Indoor Air Quality Issues: Signs Every Orlando Homeowner Should Know

From ragweed pollen and mold spores to pet dander and dust, Florida families face unique challenges when it comes to indoor air quality. Identifying indoor air quality issues is the first step in protecting your family from the devastating effects of poor air quality on your health and wellness.

In this blog post, the indoor air quality specialists at Greens Energy Services share a few signs that your home may be struggling with poor air quality and what you can do to improve it so you can breathe easy in your Orlando home.

Signs Your Home Has Poor Indoor Air Quality

Before we dive into what you can do about poor indoor air quality, it’s important to understand what the signs are so you can identify whether there’s an issue. These are some of the most common signs that your home may have an air quality problem:

  • Persistent allergy symptoms: Frequent sneezing, coughing, sore throat, or eye irritation could indicate allergens like dust mites, pet dander, or mold spores in high quantities.
  • Unusual odors: Persistent musty or chemical smells can mean mold growth or the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from household products and building materials.
  • Mold and mildew: Visible mold or mildew on walls, ceilings, or other surfaces indicates excessive moisture and poor ventilation, contributing to poor air quality.
  • Dust buildup: Excessive dust on surfaces and in air ducts soon after cleaning suggests poor air filtration, which allows dust and particulates to circulate and accumulate.
  • Health issues: Chronic headaches, fatigue, or dizziness when indoors can be linked to pollutants or inadequate ventilation, worsening when you spend more time indoors.

What To Do About Poor Indoor Air Quality

If you recognize the signs of poor indoor air quality affecting your health and wellness, there are a few things you can do to try to minimize your symptoms and improve comfort and safety, including:

Dusting & Vacuuming

This might sound like a no-brainer, but homes that are kept cleaner are less likely to have harmful contaminants lingering in their air. Dust and vacuum your property regularly to prevent excess buildup and keep particles from circulating.

Change Air Filters

As dust, pollen, and other debris accumulate on your HVAC air filters, they can get distributed throughout your ductwork, contributing to poor air quality. Prevent this problem by regularly cleaning and replacing air filters at the recommended intervals, typically once every 90 days.

Whole-Home Dehumidification Systems

Orlando families are no strangers to excess moisture in the air, with an average daily humidity of around 74%. Prevent mold and mildew growth in your home by investing in a whole-home dehumidification system designed to maintain optimal moisture levels between 30% and 50%.

Air Purification Systems

Another great way to protect your home from viruses, bacteria, and other harmful contaminants is to install an air purification system. Using sophisticated technologies like UV light or ionization, air purifiers can eradicate some of the most dangerous pollutants from your indoor air.

Regular HVAC Tune-Ups

Regular HVAC maintenance can help improve air quality, since your technician will thoroughly clean your system during your annual tune-up. This will decrease the number of harmful contaminants in the air, enhance energy efficiency, and lower utility bills.

Trust Greens Energy To Keep Your Air Clean

If you want to improve your home’s air quality, Greens Energy is here to help. Delivering a wide variety of powerful indoor air quality solutions, we go above and beyond to ensure optimal comfort and safety in your home all year.

With our comprehensive system inspections and unbeatable maintenance agreements, we’ll help keep your equipment in top working condition while allowing you to breathe easy.

Schedule HVAC maintenance or indoor air quality services in Orlando by contacting our team today.

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