When your home’s air is clean, your family breathes and feels better. Fewer particles and chemicals floating around your house can mean fewer headaches and allergy flare-ups. And when humidity levels are where they should be, you don’t have to worry as much about mold and mildew, which can trigger an asthma attack or cause other health problems.
Signs of an indoor air quality problem in your home include musty odors, condensation on windows, discoloration of walls or ceilings, loose drywall tape, wood warping and peeling or chipping of paint. How you feel is also a good indicator of whether or not you have a problem with indoor air quality. If you can breathe easier when you’re away from home, your home’s air may not be as healthy as it should be.
One important step toward improving your home’s air is to avoid as many problems as you can. Here are some guidelines you can follow: