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With the winter season upon us and temperatures dipping, the quality of the air that you breathe inside your home can have a major impact on your health.

While you might assume that the air inside your home is much better to breathe than outside air, this is not always the case, and many health issues can be traced back to a lack of air quality.

Many homes (older and new) can contain harmful pollutants. Making sure that the quality of air in your home is good should be one of your top priorities, especially if you are experiencing illness on a regular basis. Clean air in your home will help keep you and your family healthy.

Indoor air pollution can come from many sources. Cooking, cleaning, dust build-up or just playing with your pets are activities that can lower the quality of the air in your home and cause you to experience serious health issues.

Over time, contaminants like pet dander, VOCs, radon, and mold can accumulate in your home, lowering the quality of the air you breathe. Many will experience symptoms from minor eye or throat irritation to more serious respiratory infections and illnesses.

Although anyone can be affected by contaminants in the air, there are certain individuals who might be more at risk. Children and senior citizens will be in greater danger because their immune systems aren’t particularly strong. Those who suffer asthma or allergy related issues can also be affected more seriously.

To keep the air in your home clean and healthy and avoid many health issues, it is recommended to have your air quality and equipment inspected and tested on a seasonal basis. This can help to determine whether or not the air in your home is safe.

Testing can include inspection of your heating and cooling systems to ensure they are working properly as well as all ducts and airways are clear and clean. Often, very simple repairs or new filters can be installed to fix any concerns.

More involved solutions can include whole-home air cleaners which remove up to 99.98% of allergens and pollutants from the air.

Using a professional home air quality testing company with a team having years of experience and state of the art technology, you’ll be able to pinpoint the problems in your home and address them right away.

Remember, the more often you test and service all your air quality systems, the better the quality of air in your home and that you breathe leaving you healthier for the months to come.

Dave Miller, owner of Superior Services, has been providing whole-home services in the Lowcountry for more than 20 years.