Bad air quality in your Black Mountain, North Carolina, home can make your family more vulnerable to a variety of health problems. You could experience more cold symptoms and even asthma attacks. It’s important to learn how to identify signs of poor indoor air quality so you can take prompt measures to make your home healthy and safe. Below are three signs your indoor air quality needs attention.

Strange Smells

If the air in your home smells weird, it can be a sign that you have poor indoor air quality. A musty smell may suggest that there’s harmful biological growth somewhere in your home, while a bitter and sickly smell may be indicative of poor ventilation. Regardless of the cause, you don’t want to inhale air that smells bad. Call in an indoor air quality specialist to help you identify and get rid of the source of the unpleasant odor.

Biological Growth

Biological growth is one of the main causes of poor indoor air quality. Besides being unsightly, it can contribute to health issues such as coughing, wheezing, nasal stuffiness and throat irritation. It doesn’t go away on its own, and it can spread quickly if you don’t address it. If you notice biological growth in your home, it can be a sign of high moisture levels. You can control biological pollutants by getting rid of sources of moisture around your home or investing in a dehumidifier.

Excess Dust

If you see an excessive buildup of dust on your furniture or appliances, you likely have an indoor air quality problem. Your HVAC unit’s air filter is supposed to trap most dust before it gets into your living space. But it won’t be able to do that if it’s dirty or clogged. You should replace your filter at least once every three months.

Have you noticed any of these signs and want to improve your indoor air quality? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with the experts at Gentry Heating, Inc. Call us today at 828-581-4045.

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