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Many people understand the importance of having clean air outdoors, but it’s also pretty critical to make sure that air quality indoors is clean as well. This is especially important to consider in our homes, where many of us spend much of our time. If you want to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) in the new year, read on for some helpful tips.
Tips for Better IAQ
Poor indoor air quality can lead to a variety of problems, ranging from respiratory illnesses to malfunctioning HVAC equipment. Maintaining good indoor air quality is key for a healthy, happy, household. For improved health of your loved ones and your HVAC system, make sure your home has good IAQ by following these tips below.
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Here are 3 ways you can improve the Overall Air Quality and Pollution in your Home. Doing these can greatly improve your overall health and prolong your HVAC system life span. For more questions or service please give us a call, we service Ellsworth, Glenwood City, Hammond and surrounding area’s.
What Is Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor air quality is defined as the air quality within or around the buildings. The indoor air quality can be affected by a variety of things, including wood, coal, tobacco products, kerosene, gas and oil.The central air conditioning and heating system can also have a negative impact on indoor air quality.
Additionally, outdoor sources can have a negative impact on indoor air quality. Outdoor air pollution, pesticides and radon are examples of outside sources that may affect indoor air quality.
How Does Indoor Air Quality Harm Health?
One of the reasons indoor air pollution is a concern is because it has been linked to many health problems. In fact, many people notice the effects after being exposed to indoor air pollution for a short amount of time. Dizziness, headaches, sore throat and irritation around the eyes, nose and mouth are some of the immediate effects of indoor air pollution.
Many factors determine the effects indoor air pollution has on the person who is being exposed to it. Preexisting medical conditions and age are two of those factors. People who are exposed to indoor air pollution may experience symptoms similar to those of colds and other respiratory problems. It is often difficult to determine whether a person’s symptoms were caused by the exposure to indoor air pollution or a respiratory illness.
Many people do not notice the effects of indoor air pollution until years after they have been exposed to it. In many cases, long-term exposure to indoor pollution can cause serious health problems. Cancer and heart disease are two of the health conditions linked to long-term exposure to indoor air pollution.
It is important to note people react differently to exposure to indoor air pollution. More research needs to be conducted in order to fully understand the health effects of indoor air pollution. Researchers are also trying to determine how much pollution one needs to be exposed to in order to experience adverse health effects.
You may want to have the air quality in your home tested. Call us to schedule your indoor air quality testing today.