4 Tell Tale Signs You Have Poor Indoor Air Quality
We know the importance of clean air, but how can you tell if it’s bad? Find out today!
Your indoor air is healthy and clean, right?! Not so fast — it’s widely overlooked in our wellness and can be one of the biggest culprits of unexplained health issues! But, how do you know if there is something insidious lurking in your air?
Clean air through Pionair is for everyone and every space — large and small, home or business! Take a moment with us today and learn the signs of poor indoor air quality!
The Tell-Tale Signs of Poor Indoor Air
Air — we breathe a lot of it. It sustains us. And, if we’re breathing contaminated air it can cause health issues such as increased allergies, headaches, and fatigue. Clean air is something you need, but how can you even tell if it’s polluted?
The real concern is, you can’t.
But, when you pay a little attention to your health and wellness, you may be able to better determine if what you’re experiencing is from poor air or something different. Let’s explore this more below.
Your allergies are worsening.
Most people experience seasonal allergies in one form or another and to varying degrees, but if you notice allergies coming early or staying late, it could be a sign of poor indoor air quality. Do your allergies get better when you’re in a different environment? If you feel better at work or at home, this is a huge sign that the air is bad wherever you’re experiencing the worst symptoms. It’s also important to note the severity of your symptoms — are they relentless and only getting worse? If you can’t catch a break, it’s probably the air!
You’re experiencing new symptoms.
Many symptoms from poor air quality can be very mild at first and you may think nothing of it, but the more you’re exposed you are the worse you’ll feel. So, if you’ve been battling a scratchy throat and haven’t actually become sick, maybe it’s the air you’re breathing. Other factors to consider include:
- Muscle pain
- Hearing loss
- Shallow breathing
If symptoms are rapid always consult with your health care practitioner and get your air professionally tested to determine if it’s mold-related.
Heavy Lungs/Breathing Issues
Poor air quality can manifest in respiratory issues with bronchitis- and pneumonia-like symptoms and if left unaddressed, can lead to serious health consequences — breathing in harmful particles may be a direct result. If symptoms continue there are a couple of action steps to take including:
Having your air tested
Scheduling HVAC cleaning and maintenance
Invest in an air purification unit
Investigate Your Environment
If you do begin to notice health issues, it may be worth it to consider your environment first before turning elsewhere.
What’s going on in your neighborhood or business park? Is there a major renovation with construction? This could be your issue. Even if it’s next door or down the street, chemical contaminants and other harmful particulates are known to travel, as they can infiltrate your home or business through ducts and ventilation.
It’s also wise to consider what your neighbors are doing even if there is no construction. What are they spraying on their lawn or working on in the garage? All could be potential culprits.
Recalling even the smallest changes such as using an air freshener can pollute the air and disrupt your health.
Increased allergies, new health symptoms, respiratory concerns, and changes in your indoor environment can all play a role in the indoor air quality of your home or business.
Do something about your poor air quality and invest a UV light air purification unit today!