Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality causes a slew of uncomfortable symptoms for Shreveport, Louisiana, residents. Unfortunately, these can seem like a common cold or flu if you don’t know what to look for. Watch for sneaky signs that you’re dealing with something more than your average virus or allergies.

Allergy Symptoms at Home

If you suffer from persistent allergies, you’ll probably find these familiar symptoms cropping up periodically. Pay close attention to when your symptoms occur. Are your allergies worst when you’re at home? If you notice that itchy eyes, congestion, and sneezing are worse while you’re in the house, you probably have poor indoor air quality. Make sure you’re changing your HVAC filter regularly to help minimize your symptoms.

Unexplained Headaches

Are you experiencing headaches more often than usual? Frequent headaches are a common sign of bad indoor air quality. If you can’t connect your headaches to another cause, such as tension, stress, or a loud environment, your air could be the source of your troubles. In these cases, you’ll probably find that your headache goes away after two or three hours out of the house. Consider installing an air cleaner in your home to remove the pollutants that are causing your headaches.

Colds That Don’t Go Away

Most colds clear up within a week or two. However, poor indoor air quality can cause your cold to linger much longer. If you’ve had cold symptoms such as congestion, coughing, and sneezing that haven’t gone away in a month or more, you’re probably breathing in irritants that are at the source of your troubles. Our duct cleaning services can help you tackle persistent pollutants that are stuck in your home.

If you’re looking for smart indoor air quality solutions, our experienced technicians at Pioneer Comfort Systems can help you breathe easier. Give us a call at 318-795-8000 to learn more about how a better filter, whole-home air cleaner, duct cleaning, or other solution can improve your air.

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