Take just a second, and stop to take a deep breath. Do you notice anything about the air you’re breathing? How is the movement of the air? Is it stuffy? Is the air stale? Is there any strange odor? If so, you may be dealing with poor air quality. This can be a significant issue, since bad air can trigger a plethora of physical symptoms, ranging from tightness in the chest to a sore throat to a full-blown asthma attack. If you feel like the air you’re breathing in your home or business is not quite up to par, what can you do?
The first step is to identify the source of the bad air. Moisture is often one of the main contributing factors to poor air quality. As an example of something to look out for, check the drip tray of your air conditioning unit. Is it full of standing water? Are the filters clean? Once you identify why the air quality is bad, you can take steps to address it.