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Recognizing Poor Indoor Air Quality


An all too common misunderstanding that many homeowners seem to have is that their comfort is contingent entirely upon the temperature within their homes. While the temperature in your living space is undoubtedly a major factor in determining your general sense of comfort, it is not the only one. The quality of the air surrounding you in your living space is equally as important to your overall comfort. Unfortunately, problems with indoor air quality are frequently ignored by homeowners, in many cases due to the simple fact that those homeowners do not realize that the quality of the air is the source of problems encountered. Here are some tips from the pros at MK Russell & Abbott to help you recognize subpar indoor air quality in your home.

First of all, pay attention to the overall cleanliness of your home. If you have pets leaving muddy paw prints on the floors or if you are very lax in sweeping and dusting, then you can expect considerable amounts of dirt and other pollutants to build up in your home. If you find, though, that you just cannot stay on top of the removal of such pollutants, you may have a high concentration of dust, dander, and other materials in your air. With the right air filtration or air purification system, you can help to boost the quality of the air that you breathe in your residence.

Another sign of low indoor air quality is trouble in heating or cooling your home effectively. This can happen for a number of different reasons, which of course makes pinpointing low indoor air quality as the source of the problem all the more difficult. If the humidity in your home is too low, for instance, you may struggle to heat your house effectively or efficiently. If it is too high, your AC may struggle to cool your house down. You may also encounter mold growth and the proliferation of other biological pollutants.

In truth, maintaining great indoor air quality in your household may be much more complicated than you’d think. The good news is that the Maryville, TN indoor air quality experts at MK Russell & Abbott are never more than a phone call away. Whatever problems you encounter, we’ll find the solutions that you need to surround yourself with clean, healthful air.