Hello, and welcome back to our blog here at Davis Heating & Cooling. One of the topics that we haven’t covered much is indoor air quality. Although you may be thinking, “there isn’t much to discuss,” this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Not only does indoor air quality affect the health of anyone living in the home, but there are a number of things you could be doing right now that are affecting your home’s air quality for the worse. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the misconceptions out there about indoor air quality. If you have any questions, speak with an HVAC technician at Davis Heating & Cooling.

Outdoor Air Is More Polluted

Probably one of the most common myths about indoor air quality is that it’s always safer to breathe than outdoor air. Although this could sometimes be the case, it usually isn’t. You may clean your home regularly, which is good, but that doesn’t change the fact that dust and germs build up in your home in a way that they don’t outside. If you use a lot of cleaning products, a lot of those chemicals linger and can be breathed in.

It’s Not A Serious Issue

People have the tendency to believe that when they’re in their home, they’re safe. Although it would be great if the world worked that way, it doesn’t. Poor indoor air quality can lead to serious illness, especially if someone in the home has allergies or asthma. Fortunately, there are warning signs that indoor air quality may be suffering such as dirty ducts, air filters, or a family member is sneezing or coughing a lot.

New Buildings Are Cleaner

Although this may sometimes be the case, it’s not always the case. Since new homes just got through with major renovations such as flooring installation, drywall installation, or painting, the air quality could actually be very poor at this time. If you notice the air quality is bad in a new home, you may need to keep the windows open for a few days to clear the air out.

Air Fresheners Clean The Air

Although air fresheners may smell good, don’t take that as them being healthy to breathe in. the primary purpose of air fresheners is to make your home smell good and should be used in moderation. Prolonged use of these items will result in a build-up of harmful substances that will, in turn, lead to poor IAQ within the home.

Contact Our HVAC Company Today

Davis Heating & Cooling is your top-rated HVAC company in Flemington, New Jersey, and the surrounding area. We can’t stress enough how important it is to have your home’s air quality checked regularly by a qualified professional. Even if you don’t notice the air being dirty or unsafe to breathe, you may see the negative health effects several years down the line. If you have any questions about what you read here or you’re ready to get started, give us a call today.