How is the air in your home? While certain people are more sensitive to poor air quality than others, it’s generally possible for most people to discern when the air in a home is stuffy, stale, or smelly. This can cause health symptoms that are typically blamed on things other than poor air quality – symptoms like difficulty breathing, chest tightness, sore throat, and even asthma attacks.
If you have poor air quality in your home or business, and simply opening all the doors and windows to let fresh air inside is not doing the trick to improve the air quality permanently, you should spend some time identifying the potential causes of poor air quality. Malfunctioning or dirty air conditioning units or heating systems, heavy smoking, pet dander, and dust mites can all be significant contributing factors to the quality of the air in a building. A professional home inspector can also help you identify ways to greatly improve the air quality in your home.