Allergies and Indoor Air Quality: How Are They Linked?

Spring allergies can really make life miserable! Most people associate the sniffling, sneezing, and sluggishness they experience this time of the year with what’s going on outside, but in all likelihood, it’s poor indoor air quality that’s causing a lot of the discomfort.

No matter how clean you keep your home, it’s likely that the air you breathe is not as healthy as it could be. If you or your family members suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, indoor air pollution can trigger or exacerbate the symptoms, and you might not even realize it’s happening!

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Here are a few common sources of poor indoor air quality that could be affecting your health.

  • Dust
  • Pet dander
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Mold and mildew
  • Unbalanced humidity levels
  • Poor ventilation
  • Clogged drains where bacteria can accumulate
  • Inadequate HVAC maintenance

All of the above release invisible irritants into the air you breathe, which is potentially harmful to your health, whether or not you’re prone to allergic reactions and respiratory difficulties. Poor indoor air quality is especially problematic during the COVID-19 pandemic when we have little choice but to spend extra time inside our homes.

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, indoor air pollution could be the culprit.

  • Headache
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Congestion
  • Bloody nose
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath

So, now that you’re aware of potential issues stemming from subpar indoor air quality, what can you do about it? First off, don’t worry; the Naperville, IL, indoor air quality experts here at Leslie Heating & Cooling have plenty of ideas! We put together this infographic with a few helpful suggestions:

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If you’ve noticed a spike in your allergy symptoms this spring and would like to explore possibilities for whole-home air purification in the Chicago area, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team for help. We’re a one-stop-shop for the latest indoor air quality solutions, and all it takes to create a healthier living environment for your family is a quick phone call to us. Contact us today to discuss your IAQ needs or schedule service.

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