Indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important element in your home. If you have poor IAQ, you can feel sick and lethargic, while good air quality will keep your family healthy, productive, and energetic. Keep an eye out for the common signs of poor IAQ in your Savannah, Georgia, home so you can tackle the problem promptly.

Persistent Allergy Symptoms

Poor indoor air quality can cause many physical symptoms. If you or members of your family are persistently suffering from coughing, sneezing, headaches, a sore throat, fatigue, watery eyes, and dizziness, you may have bad air quality in you home. It’s important to seek out the underlying cause of your air quality problems so you can get your home back where it needs to be. Installing an air cleaner in your HVAC system can provide quick relief from many of these symptoms.

A Wheezing Air Conditioner

Do you hear a subtle wheezing sound when you pass the HVAC cabinet in your home? This is a prime indicator of a dirty filter. Your air conditioner will have to work extra hard to pull air through a clogged filter, and the result is often an asthmatic sound. Check your filter and see if it’s dirty. You should change your filter every one to three months to keep it in good condition and control the IAQ in your home.

Signs of Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew are common culprits in the bathroom and kitchen, but you should be able to keep them under control simply by keeping these rooms clean and well maintained. If you’re struggling with persistent mold and mildew growth that you can’t completely eradicate, you probably have humidity problems in your home. This is particularly true if the growth shows up in places that shouldn’t have any moisture, like the living room or bedroom. Install a dehumidifier to keep things fresh and healthy.

If you need help installing indoor air quality systems in your home, contact us at Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning at 912-373-8447.

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