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Is It Winter Allergies or Poor Indoor Air Quality?

January 17, 2023 | Blog

The temperature is dropping in Mississippi, and you’ll want to be prepared for the winter season. Here in Biloxi, allergy symptoms can start popping up in your home with the changing temperature. If you or your family are experiencing allergy symptoms, it could be from the cold weather, but it can also be from your home’s indoor air quality.

If you have poor indoor air quality (IAQ), it could affect the health of those who live in your home. Ball Heating and Air Conditioning wants to discuss why good IAQ is important to your home this winter season.

What Symptoms Could You Get From Poor IAQ?

There are many symptoms you could be facing that are similar to seasonal allergies. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Coughing
  • Headaches
  • Dry eyes, nose or throat
  • Sneezing
  • Poor sleep

These symptoms can come from the grass and pollen outside, but they can also come from inside your home. If you haven’t been maintaining your AC system, you could have a build-up of debris and dust in your ducts.

This build-up leads to poor IAQ, and you can experience the same kind of symptoms right at home. You should contact your local HVAC company if you’re having problems with debris build-up in your home. Professionals will clear out debris from your vents, filters and any other parts in your home that can lead to poor IAQ. The best way to avoid these symptoms is by improving your indoor air quality.

How You Can Improve Your IAQ

Looking to wish those allergens goodbye? Here are some ways you can improve your home’s IAQ and live with healthy, clean air.


One major impact on your home’s indoor air quality is moisture build-up. Moisture and humidity can invite mold and mildew into your home and contaminate your air ducts. Especially in humid areas like Mississippi, a dehumidifier is a perfect tool you can use to combat moisture build-up.

In-duct air purifiers are excellent additions to your home, and you can easily get them installed. You can also find stand-alone air purifiers and dehumidifiers at your local stores. Filter out the polluted air in your home using a dehumidifier!

Exhaust Fans and Vents

Your home welcomes all kinds of air from the outside, but it also creates air from within. Your appliances emit dangerous fumes that should get properly vented out of your home. Your exhaust fans and vents are useful tools right at home that can improve your IAQ.

Kitchen fans remove toxic fumes and circulate healthy air throughout the rest of the house. Your dryer and bathroom fans will also do the same and even help remove the humidity in these parts of your home. Keep these fans on to push out any harmful air that creates poor air quality.

Will HVAC Maintenance Improve My IAQ?

Getting maintenance on your unit will improve your IAQ significantly. Technicians will help you clear out filters and clear out any debris they find in your heating system. You can also schedule routine air quality testing to see how you can continue improving your indoor air quality. Ball Heating and Air Conditioning offer services to clean out your HVAC system and help you keep the air in your home clean. Contact us today for installations and indoor air quality solutions.

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