What causes bad air quality in a house?

What causes bad air quality in a house?

What causes bad air quality in a house?

Indoor air pollution is usually caused by the accumulation of contaminants from various sources inside a home. Emissions from fireplaces, stoves, cigarettes, cleaning products, newer building materials, and chemicals stored in the home can cause indoor air problems.

Is it bad to have poor air quality in your home?

No matter if you are feeling the effects, compared to others in your home, improving poor indoor air quality should be a priority to every homeowner. Unfortunately, it may take some time to put together the link between poor indoor air and the health symptoms or complications that you may be experiencing, if they’re even linked at all.

How can I check the air quality in my home?

You can monitor your indoor air quality using an air quality monitor. It will check your air for particulate matter like dust and allergens, as well as chemical pollutants like volatile organic compounds. An air quality monitor will check humidity and temperature levels too.

When do you know you have an air quality problem?

Most obvious is when you feel a draft, particularly in winter and especially when you are closer to exterior walls. One less obvious sign of infiltration is frequent static electricity discharges in winter due to indoor humidity levels that are too low.

What to look for in an air quality sensor?

Look for air quality sensors that provide the following air quality measurements. Humidity: Indicates potential for mold growth. VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds): These are chemical pollutants identified by the EPA as potential sources of indoor air quality problems and come from building materials, carpeting, etc. ²


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