Because we can’t see the air we breathe, we tend to neglect the quality of it and its importance. However, the indoor air quality in our homes and buildings is extremely important and can cause minor and major health problems if not addressed. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) states that indoor air can be up to 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside. When you consider how much time we spend inside (around 80-90% of our time is spent indoors) especially now during the pandemic, that’s a pretty scary statistic. Fortunately, the HERO Heating & Air team here in Mount Pleasant, SC has indoor air quality (also known as IAQ) solutions for your home and/or office building.
Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality
It’s easier to take charge of your North Charleston, SC home IAQ when you understand the underlying culprits of the problem. The following items and actions are common causes of poor indoor air quality:
- Mold & mildew from excessive moisture
- Household cleaning supplies
- Air fresheners & candles
- Dust mites, pollen & pet dander
- Cigarette smoke
- Carpet & furniture fumes
- Poor ventilation
- And more
Consequences of Poor IAQ
Poor IAQ is known to cause several different health effects including headaches, fatigue, and worsened allergy symptoms. If you’re experiencing allergy or asthma symptoms, fatigue, skin rashes, eye irritation, nausea, sinus trouble, coughing, or other health problems, it could be due to poor indoor air quality in your North Charleston, SC home.
In addition to the health issues, poor IAQ can also cause heating and air conditioning problems in your North Charleston, SC home. Pollutants can build up in your system’s ductwork which can reduce the airflow in your home. In addition to HVAC system issues, poor IAQ can also increase your energy usage and increase your energy bills.
Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Thankfully, the team here at HERO Heating & Air is here to help you with your IAQ. From ductwork cleaning to installing whole-home air purifiers and dehumidifiers, we’ve got you and your North Charleston, SC home covered. To learn more about our indoor air quality services and solutions, visit our indoor air quality or give us a call today!