Most people are aware that outdoor air pollution can be harmful to their health. But many don’t realize that the air inside their homes can be just as polluted. Poor indoor air quality can cause a variety of health problems, including headaches, dizziness, fatigue and respiratory problems. Here are a few signs that you may be suffering from poor indoor air quality in your Marble Falls, TX, home:
Whether it’s a musty odor or something more pungent, strange smells often indicate poor air quality. In some cases, pollutants that have built up over time are the cause. In others, they may be the result of a one-time event such as a spill or an accident.
Skin Dryness or Irritation
The cause of skin dryness and irritation is likely due to the presence of irritants in the air, such as dust, pollen or pet dander. These irritants can cause the skin to become inflamed and can lead to irritation. When the air isn’t properly humidified, it can strip away the skin’s natural oils, leaving it feeling dry and irritated.
Biological growth thrives in damp, dark environments. When microbial particles land on a wet surface, they can begin to grow and spread quickly. Biological growth is often an indication that you need professional AC repair or maintenance services.
Hot or Cold Spots
These spots are usually caused by drafts, which occur when there’s an opening in the structure of your house that lets air in or out. Not only can drafts cause temperature fluctuations, but they can also let dust, pollen and other airborne contaminants into your home.
If you’re looking for indoor air quality service professionals, contact us at Woods Comfort Systems. Our team is highly qualified and always ready to serve you.
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