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IAQ & Home Health: Is Your Air Making You Sick?

Did you know that the quality of the air in your home can play a significant role in your health? If you have poor indoor air quality, this can cause you to suffer from allergies you didn’t even realize affected you in the first place. Knowing when the air in your home is negatively affecting you is an important step in bettering your overall health.

The professionals at Foulks Southern Air know the many ways that your air quality could be decreasing. It’s our job to make sure that you’re aware of them too! We believe that it’s important for Hammond homeowners to know just what could be affecting their air quality and what they can do to improve it.

Indoor Air Quality Explained

Indoor air quality (IAQ) measures the amount of air contaminants in your home to understand how it’s affecting your health and appliances. Many pollutants make their way into your home from a variety of sources, but that doesn’t mean you should let them circulate in your living spaces. Poor indoor air quality can lead to serious illnesses, inefficient appliances and discomfort in your home. The good news is that professionals can help you reduce the dangerous particles floating in your air!

Causes of Low IAQ

Many things can greatly impact your air quality without you even realizing it. Most of the factors poor IAQ are commonly found in homes and are a second thought in your mind. Some of the most common causes of low IAQ are:

  • Mold
  • Dust
  • Pet dander
  • Smoke (first or second-hand)
  • Weather conditions
  • Allergens

You don’t want the quality of the air inside your home to be the thing that’s making you sick. Being able to identify what the causes of low indoor air quality are is the first step in being able to keep them from affecting your health. If you need help identifying the root of your low air quality, contact Foulks Southern Air to help you today!

Common Allergies In Hammond

Another way to identify if your air is making you sick is by recognizing the common symptoms that poor indoor air quality causes. Hammond offers mild winters and hot summers, but you can always count on the humidity to remain consistently high. The climate of Hammond makes for particularly severe allergy seasons.

The most common allergens that can affect you in Hammond are:

  • Mold
  • Tree pollen
  • Flower pollen
  • Grass pollen
  • Dust

Due to the humidity that’s constant in Hammond, the opportunity for mold tends to thrive. The wind from the coastal areas and the wide variety of trees are what allow for the spread of the different types of pollen. One of many of these sources is what could be affecting you in and around your home!

Common Symptoms

If you’re experiencing these common symptoms of allergies, it could be a sign that your home is struggling to filter common irritants. These microscopic particles can trigger your allergies, lasting until the season ends or until you begin fighting them with the correct medicines appointed by your doctor. The most common symptoms you should be looking out for are:

  • Swelling and itching of the eyes
  • Nasal congestion and stuffy nose
  • Sinus pressure/sore throat
  • Ear pain or recurrent infections
  • Skin irritation
  • Respiratory infections
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue

The list is long, but you don’t have to suffer through another allergy season when you call Foulks Southern Air for help! Through our IAQ test, we’ll be able to identify where the poor air quality is coming from and give you advice on how to handle it. Whether it’s a whole-home filtration system, a more advanced HVAC filter or an air purifier installation, we’re here to help you live comfortably in your home.

Prioritize Home Health

As Hammond’s top air quality solutions company, we’re proud to offer the services that you deserve. No one should feel sick due to the quality of air in their home. Poor indoor air quality is something of the past with Foulks Southern Air!

Give us a call today or visit our website to learn more about our indoor air quality services. We prioritize superior customer service and satisfaction by providing outstanding services to the communities of Hammond. Prioritize your home’s health today and give Foulks Southern Air a call!

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