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5 Reasons Your Indoor Air Feels Stuffy

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, December 21, 2017

Your indoor air quality and the stuffiness factor—what’s up?

It’s the middle of the winter season, and your indoor air quality could definitely be better. If you’re feeling the discomfort of stuffy air in your home, there are some common reasons why, and some simple solutions to make it better.

Why Is the Air So Stuffy?

Here are five of the most common reasons for that indoor stuffy feeling:

  1. Overheating
  2. Stagnant air
  3. Cooking and other odors
  4. Dust
  5. Lack of humidity

What Can You Do About It?

The two primary ways to combat stuffy air and poor indoor air quality include air purification systems and humidifiers. Here’s what they can do:

  • Air Purification Systems. Air purifiers can help pull contaminants from the air. This makes the air quality better and keeps nasty stuff from recirculating through your home. Dust, pollen, dander, smoke, odors, and other air pollutants are just some of what you can mitigate with the right purification system.
  • Humidifiers. A humidifier is a simple addition to your existing HVAC system and can make a huge difference in how your house feels. During the winter, the air is drier and can make a home feel stuffy. Regulating the humidity levels can not only improve the indoor air quality, but it can also help make your house feel warmer and make your heating system more efficient. And, on top of that, keeping your house at the right relative humidity can reduce your risk of getting sick, because viruses and bacteria thrive in dry air.

You don’t have to live in a stuffy house this winter. For more information on improving your indoor air quality, call our team of experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning at 704-821-6255 or get in touch with us online now.