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How Can I Check the Quality of Air in My Home?

Arianne Large - Thursday, April 21, 2016
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If you’re like most people, your indoor air quality is something that’s on your mind from time to time. If you suffer from allergies, this is especially important. But how can you tell if your air quality is good or bad? Here’s what you need to know about checking, and improving, the air in your home.

Trust Your Senses When It Comes to the Air Around You

One of the most reliable tests for checking your home’s air quality is your own body. How do you feel? Poor air quality can result in health related issues, both minor and severe. They can include:

  • Dry eyes, nose, and throat
  • Irritated sinuses
  • Congestion
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Respiratory issues and shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness

If you’ve been feeling a little, or a lot, off, it could be the air in your home. The good news is there are some simple measures you can take to improve it.

How to Improve the Air Quality

Cleaning up the air in your home, and the air that circulates through your HVAC system is the first step to feeling better and breathing easier. One of the most effective ways to improve the air is with an air purification system.

The filters inside an air purifier work to catch and trap the pollutants in the air, so they don't keep getting distributed throughout your home. This will help make you feel better, make for a healthier, cleaner home, and as a bonus, it will also help your HVAC system run better.

Don’t cough and hack your way through life. Clean up your air with an air purification system so you can feel better now. To test and improve your indoor air quality, contact our team of pros at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.