So long, winter! Hello, spring! Temperatures are steadily on the rise, reminding us that summer is on the way. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and tissue boxes are about to start flying off of store shelves.
It’s an unfortunate truth: The spring is peak allergy season. If you’re someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, you already know that even a short walk in the afternoon can expose you to enough pollen to leave you sneezing uncontrollably. But what you may not know is that you could be inviting airborne particles like pollen and other nasty pollutants into your living space without even realizing it.
Read on for a few lessons on why maintaining good indoor air quality following an air quality inspection is so important and how you can make sure you and your family are breathing easy in your home.
As you probably know, your home is outfitted with a ventilation system that is designed to cycle good, clean air into your home and bad, polluted air out. Your air’s cleanliness is measured by indoor air quality (IAQ). Considering that the average American spends 93% of his or her life indoors, air quality is an aspect that simply cannot be ignored.
There are a variety of sources that a functional ventilation system protects you from, including:
Just like your heating and cooling equipment, your ventilation system needs proper maintenance to continue to operate as intended and filter those air contaminants out of your home. When your ventilation system is not working properly, you and your family are at risk of breathing in poor quality air, which can lead to negative health effects. Symptoms of poor IAQ include:
Although IAQ is important all year long, it is especially important during the spring when we like to open our windows and welcome the warm breezes inside. Keep in mind, though, that pollen, mold and other allergens are creeping inside, too.
By inspecting your ventilation system and exploring IAQ solutions early in the season, you’ll reduce your exposure to these outdoor allergens inside your home. While we’re at it, the experts at Cornerstone Pros can help prepare you for the air quality challenges that next winter’s dry air will bring, such as upper respiratory infections.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can address your home’s air quality! For starters, you’ll want to have your indoor air quality tested. Cornerstone’s techs are trained to do exactly this and then set you in the right direction for air quality improvements.
Other steps you can take include:
When it comes down to it, having a trusted professional visit your home to inspect your IAQ is a great way to get a good, close look at just how clean your home’s air is. There are so many steps you can take to improve your IAQ and we’d be happy to help you and your family breathe easier and safer. Whether you’re looking for more tips or dedicated IAQ equipment, such as a UV light system for your Tampa home, we’re ready to answer your call.
Call us today at 813.993.7995 for more info!