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Making You Sick

How to Tell if Your Home is Making You Sick

You love your home and your family. In fact, every corner of your home is probably a source of fond memories for you and your loved ones. But is it possible that your home is also making you sick? If you suffer from allergies or asthma, have trouble breathing, or have frequent headaches, your home may be the culprit. Read on to learn how your home’s air quality can affect your family’s health, and how One Source Heating, Cooling & Electrical can help improve the air quality in your home.

Volatile Organic Compounds

If you find that your allergies or asthma are particularly bad inside your home, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may be to blame. VOCs are chemicals that are often found in ordinary household cleaning products, which pollute the air when they are stored or used. To reduce the amount of VOCs in your home, try using organic cleaning products whenever possible. Or, get a good air purifier to cleanse the air that you’re breathing inside your home. You may also want to introduce houseplants to the environment to generate more clean oxygen.

Dust Mites

If you find yourself sniffling and sneezing more often than usual, dust may be another reason. Try to dust your furniture and other items regularly so that dust does not build up in your home. Dust can be bad for both your sinuses and lungs, so you definitely don’t want your family breathing it in. Also, make sure to have your HVAC system cleaned regularly to ensure that dust trapped in your ducts is not being circulated throughout the air in your home.

It’s not always easy in the heat and humidity of Birmingham, but it is important to keep your home clean and fresh, not only so that it can stay beautiful for your family and visitors, but also because the health and wellbeing of your family truly depends on it. Make sure that your home is free of dust and pollutants so that your family can breathe easily by calling One Source Heating, Cooling & Electrical at (205) 509-1929 to arrange for a free indoor air quality evaluation.

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