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How Poor Air Quality Affects Your Health

Monitoring the quality of the air in your home is an important part of making your house a comfortable and safe place for your family. If the air quality in your home is not good, it can trigger various health effects that can be very harmful if not addressed. Here are some of the signs that indicate your health is being negatively affected by poor indoor air quality.

Difficulty Breathing

Poor indoor air quality can trigger breathing difficulties, like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). If you suffer from any type of breathing condition, regular HVAC maintenance is very important to keep your system running properly and remove harmful particles from the air.

Coughing and Sneezing

Coughing and sneezing are the body’s methods for expelling contaminants that we breathe out of our body before they reach our lungs. If you are constantly coughing and sneezing while indoors, it means that your indoor air has more contaminants than your body can handle.

Allergic Reactions

Late spring and early summer are when many of the plants native to Jonesboro, AR, like black-eyed Susans and dogwoods, release their pollen into the air, and strong air currents bring this pollen into our homes. If your HVAC system is not cleaning the indoor air properly, this pollen can accumulate in your house and cause allergic reactions.

Dry Skin and Skin Irritations

The skin on your body will also react to contaminants in the indoor air. If you find that your skin is constantly irritated or dry, it may be due to pollutants that are circulating in the air in your residence.

Sleep Issues

Breathing poor quality indoor air while you are sleeping can cause your body to react in negative ways that disrupt your sleep. Waking up every couple of hours to cough, sneeze, or blow your nose prevents you from reaching the deeper sleep states that ensure that you get adequate rest.

Headaches and Nausea

Improperly working HVAC systems can allow chemical residues and bad odors to circulate throughout a home, causing headaches and nausea as the body fights to get rid of what is affecting it. If you find that you are getting headaches or becoming nauseous frequently in your house, your HVAC system needs to be inspected quickly to ensure that it is doing its job correctly.


Improving the quality of the air inside of your home can be beneficial to your health and reduce the chances of your family becoming sick. Scheduling regular maintenance for your HVAC system with Elite will ensure that your system continues to work properly and remove contaminants from the indoor air efficiently. If you would like to learn more about improving poor indoor air quality or are interested in having your HVAC system inspected, call us today!