10 Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

10 Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality

As the temperatures fluctuate outside, it’s important to ensure that the air quality inside your home or workplace is up to standard. Poor indoor air quality can lead to a variety of health issues and discomfort, making it essential to recognise the signs early on. At Superheat Electrical Limited, we specialise in heating and cooling solutions, but we also prioritise educating our customers about maintaining healthy indoor environments. Here are ten signs to watch out for that may indicate poor indoor air quality:

Heat pump / air conditioning service

Lingering Odors

Persistent and unpleasant odors, especially those resembling mustiness or mould, can be indicative of poor air quality. These odours may stem from mould growth, pet dander, or even chemicals emitted from household products.

Excessive Dust

While a thin layer of dust is normal, excessive accumulation on surfaces can signal poor ventilation and filtration, leading to potential respiratory issues and allergies.

Allergy Symptoms

If you or your family members experience frequent allergy symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, or watery eyes while indoors, it could be a sign of allergens circulating in the air.

Mould and Mildew Growth

Visible mould or mildew growth on walls, ceilings, or around windows indicates high humidity levels and poor ventilation, contributing to poor air quality and potential health risks.

Respiratory Issues

Persistent respiratory issues such as coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath, especially when indoors, may suggest exposure to airborne pollutants like dust, pollen, or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Excessive Humidity

High humidity levels indoors can promote the growth of mould, mildew, and dust mites, worsening respiratory problems and discomfort. Condensation on windows or walls is a common indicator of excessive humidity.

Stale or Stuffiness

If the air inside your home feels stale, stuffy, or lacking in freshness, it could be due to poor ventilation, trapping pollutants and allergens indoors.

Visible Particles in the Air

Visible particles floating in the air, especially when illuminated by sunlight, indicate a high concentration of airborne pollutants such as dust, pet dander, or pollen.

Frequent Headaches or Fatigue

Poor indoor air quality can contribute to headaches, fatigue, and overall discomfort due to exposure to pollutants and allergens that affect respiratory and circulatory health.

Increased Asthma Symptoms

Individuals with asthma may experience worsened symptoms, such as coughing, chest tightness, or difficulty breathing, in environments with poor air quality, including exposure to triggers like dust, mold, or pollen.

Recognising these signs of poor indoor air quality is the first step toward improving the environment within your home or workplace.

At Superheat Electrical Limited, we offer a range of heating, cooling, and ventilation solutions designed to enhance indoor air quality and promote healthier living spaces.

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Haley RossHaley Ross
00:32 20 Apr 24
We won a free heatpump service and were very satisfied with the service. Superheat Electrical and Air-Conditioning were very prompt, friendly, approachable and professional throughout the process. They have gained a new customer. Thanks very much.
Victoria BealeVictoria Beale
07:06 10 Apr 24
Can't speak highly enough of the service I had from Superheat Electrical. Every member of the team who had any thing to do with my job surpassed expectations. The job was completed quickly and efficiently and they were very understanding and patient... in working around my schedule and needs. The communication from Kristine was probably some of the best I have had when dealing with a company, which for me is very important.I will definitely be giving any future business I have to them and would highly recommend to anyone.read more
Luke GullaLuke Gulla
06:29 30 Mar 24
The team demonstrates expertise in installing our Hitachi heatpump in our living room. We are very happy with thier customer service and professionalism.
02:21 23 Mar 24
I had the pleasure of working with Superheat Electrical for the installation of Cassette and Split type air conditioning units on our production hall and new offices. I cannot express how impressed I am with their professionalism and expertise.From... the initial consultation to the final installation, Paul’s team at Superheat Electrical demonstrated exceptional knowledge and skill. They took the time to understand our specific needs and provided a tailored solution that exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend Superheat Electrical for any HVAC needs. Their commitment to excellence, quality workmanship and professionalism sets them apart. Kudos to the team! Keep it up!read more
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08:54 16 Mar 24
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00:24 06 Mar 24
Quick reply with quote. Good price, excellent service, turned up when they said they would.
00:45 04 Mar 24
Great team to work with. Appreciate you took initiatives in the whole process, especially the reminders prior to the job. Last but not least excellent quality of the service at a very reasonable price. Thanks everyone at Superheat Electrical!
Angela HarrisAngela Harris
22:41 03 Mar 24
Great company to work with - friendly, prompt and good communication. Would highly recommend.
Edwin LlobetEdwin Llobet
02:23 01 Mar 24
The staff at Superheat Electrical are not only skilled but also incredibly friendly. And let’s not forget John—the awesome owner. His commitment to customer satisfaction is evident in every interaction.Superheat Electrical installed a heat pump in... my house and handled a complete rewire of the electrical system. The results? Outstanding! The installation was seamless, and the team’s attention to detail was commendable. Plus, the friendly atmosphere made the whole experience stress-free. I’m already looking forward to getting their service again in the future. Whether it’s another project or routine maintenance, Superheat Electrical will be my go-to choice.So, if you’re in need of electrical solutions, look no further. Superheat Electrical is the name you can trust.read more
Jennifer RogersJennifer Rogers
06:44 26 Feb 24
Awesome service! I was so happy with these guys. Super helpful, friendly and down to earth salesman and then the install team was amazing too. They arrived exactly when they said they would, did fantastic, tidy work and even finished quicker than... expected. I could not be happier. Highly recommend these guysread more
These guys installed two extractor fans in the rental house. They were on time, on budget, did a professional job and communicated well. No mess. Tidy service. I recommend them and will go straight to them for my next electrical job. Five stars from... me.read more
Grant EdmondsonGrant Edmondson
08:16 25 Oct 23
I was really impressed with Paul and his team . He arrived on time , was polite and friendly and very professional . He really blew me away with his workmanship . My heat pump looks brand new ,an feels brand new,even after 7 years old. I would... highly recommend him to anyone needing a Heat-pump service . But he does so much more my HRV filter needs replacing soon and its so much cheaper than getting HRV people in to do it,so why wouldn`t anyone get Paul and his team over,right before summer comes. Paul will definitely be getting all my electrical business from this day forward. Thanks again Paul, regards Grantread more