These days we seal up our homes like an envelope to try to make them more energy efficient. We lock in the heat in the winter and the cold in the summer. And most of us think that by keeping our houses closed up that we are helping to improve the air quality.
But the opposite is true. And during the winter months, air quality is an even bigger concern.
Indoor vs. Outdoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality can actually be worse than outdoor air quality. Because we don’t often open our windows to air out our houses, especially in the winter months, air pollutants become trapped and continue to build over time.
Cold and Flu Season
The winter months are the height of cold and flu season for many reasons, but the top of the list is poor air quality. Why? Because we’re all stuck inside, and inside with us are the germs and bacteria that cause illnesses like the cold and flu.
Symptoms of a Problem
When the air quality in your home is poor, you can feel it. Symptoms such as headaches, irritated eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat, cough, and congestion, as well as respiratory issues including asthma, all become prevalent when indoor air quality is not tested and treated.
If you’re feeling any of these symptoms or you feel like the air quality in your home could be better, it’s a great time to get your air quality tested. And then trust the professionals to help treat it and get you feeling your best, even during the winter months when we spend so much time inside.
Homeowners, find out more about air quality testing and treatment by contacting a McCall’s dealer.