Modern homes are well sealed to keep heating and cooling indoors. While this improves energy efficiency, inadequate fresh air, indoor contaminants and nonstop recirculation can lead to problems.

Don’t worry, though, because Aggressive Mechanical can help you have an energy-efficient home that’s also comfortable. Our services include an air quality audit, air duct cleaning and products to help improve indoor air quality in Neptune City, New Jersey.

Call us at 732-806-5536 today to start refreshing your home’s indoor air quality.

Clues Your Home Deals With Poor Indoor Air Quality

Is your home healthy? It might not be as healthy as you think. Pollution can be two to five times higher indoors compared to outdoors, as reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Indoor air pollution drifting through your home’s air may lead to headaches and allergy symptoms. And mold and mildew can cause a host of health issues.

Health Problems

While many of these symptoms could be a result of other issues, they can also be indicative your home is struggling with indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. This is particularly true if you feel better while you’re out of the house.

  • Dry eyes, nose, throat or skin
  • Headaches and sinus pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Allergies or asthma symptoms that are more severe than average
  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Dizziness or nausea

Environmental Problems

A well-worn heating and cooling system will sometimes be a contributing factor in indoor air quality problems, especially if it’s unable to filter air, balance humidity or keep temperatures stable.

Here are a few other signs you might need to purify your indoor air:

  • Too much static or mold growth
  • Large amounts of dust
  • Stagnant or musty odors

How Can I Stop Indoor Air Quality Problems?

Combating indoor air quality problems is fairly straightforward with just 10 simple tips:

  1. Plan an indoor air quality audit with Aggressive Mechanical. We’ll examine areas that impact air quality, like humidity, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Then we’ll walk you through concerns we find and how you can improve them.
  2. Clean regularly to clear away dust mites, which can exacerbate allergies and asthma.
  3. Clear your home of secondhand smoke.
  4. Get a whole-home filtration system to get rid of odors, rather than hiding them with air fresheners or scented candles. The pollutants include chemicals that can trigger headaches or irritate respiratory illness.
  5. Ventilate gas-burning appliances, like stoves and water heaters, to the outdoors.
  6. Keep your home’s humidity levels comfortable with a humidifier or dehumidifier, based on your needs. Put humidity under 50% to restrict mold and mildew spread.
  7. Assess your home for radon. Long-term exposure to this invisible radioactive gas is the number one cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers, according to the EPA. You can purchase a radon test kit online or reach out to your state radon program for info on discounted or free kits.
  8. Utilize a ventilation system to exchange contaminated indoor air with fresh outside air.
  9. Find natural cleaning and painting supplies that are low in or free of VOCs. High levels of VOCs can worsen symptoms for family members with respiratory conditions.
  10. Mount carbon monoxide detectors near bedrooms.

Start Cleaning Your Air Today with Aggressive Mechanical

With a full roster of NATE-certified professionals and indoor air quality solutions, Aggressive Mechanical can help your family breathe much easier. Call us at 732-806-5536 or contact us online today to begin.

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