3 Signs You Have Poor Home Air Quality in Winston-Salem, NC

Home air quality is a critical aspect of indoor comfort that residents of Winston-Salem, NC, can only neglect or compromise on at great cost. But how will you know when you need to take action to correct the problem? If you notice the following signs, it’s a safe bet that the air in your home may not be healthy enough to breathe:

Dizziness and Fatigue

Some indoor air pollutants — especially the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in common household items like paint, cleaners, pesticides and car products — can trigger nausea in those who inhale them. Breathing in VOCs can also cause brain fog and fatigue. Those wary of this should especially be on the lookout for formaldehyde in their home’s insulation or wood paneling.

Of course, VOCs and other airborne pollutants aren’t even close to being the only causes of dizziness, fatigue and brain fog. However, if these symptoms clear up as soon as you leave home and reappear when you return, you should start suspecting that your home has air quality issues.

Symptoms of Respiratory Illness

These symptoms can be quite wide-ranging, though they will generally be more severe the more serious your IAQ problem is and the longer it has persisted. They may include anything from coughing and sneezing to asthma and even the onset of life-altering diseases like COPD and lung cancer.

These problems are much more manageable if you catch them early, so we urge you to do something if you notice such symptoms. For starters, you can purchase an air purifier.

Allergy Symptoms

If you’ve suddenly noticed your allergies are becoming hyperactive, burdening you with more severe and longer-lasting symptoms than before, you may have IAQ problems. Even worse, if you’ve never suffered from allergies before but find yourself dealing with them now, poor home air quality may be to blame.

While the aforementioned signs aren’t always surefire indicators, the more of them you see at once, the stronger the probability is that your IAQ is subpar. Of course, the sooner you tackle these issues, the better. Call Johns Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc to ask for our indoor air quality services.

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