Best Ways To Improve Your Homes Indoor Air Quality
We’re all very aware of the impacts of outdoor air pollution, but have you ever considered your indoor air quality? Indoor air quality can impact your family’s health more than you know. There are ways to ensure the quality of your home’s air is clean and you don’t risk developing health issues.
The Impact Of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality can lead to symptoms such as headaches, and irritation of the eyes, throat, lungs, and nose. In some cases, fatigue can set in. Poor ventilation, high/low humidity, or any remodeling done around the area can affect the air coming into your home.
Contaminants such as dust, mold, pesticides, and cleaning supplies can lead to poor indoor air quality. Short-term exposure can cause a range of health issues such as asthma, allergic reactions, and pneumonia, however, long-term exposure can lead to respiratory diseases, heart diseases, cancer, and cognitive deficits.
People with pre-existing conditions are more susceptible to the effects of prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality. Children and the elderly will also be more affected.
How To Improve Indoor Air Quality
Let’s look at a few ways to improve the air quality in your home.
1) Test Your Air Quality
Before you take any measures to correct the conditions of your home, testing the air quality would be a good start. It’s possible to complete your own at-home testing, but these tests mostly identify single pollutants as opposed to calling in a professional who can test for multiple sources at once. Added to that, professionals can manage the source of air pollutants during their testing like detection, prevention, and removal of mold.
2) Air Purifiers
Air purifiers do a good job of removing particles from the air that may be harmful to occupants.
HEPA (high-efficiency particulate absorbing) filters can remove up to 99% of potentially harmful pollutants from the air. However, air purifiers cannot remove all types of indoor air pollutants, so you also have the option to make use of an air filter to reduce the impact of smoke, mold spores, pet dander, and excess carbon dioxide.
3) Prevent Dampness
Mold growth is one of the biggest effects of dampness in a home. This is often due to leaky pipes or roofs, humid climates (like South Florida), and low-ventilated areas that experience a lot of steam like bathrooms and kitchens. Dampness can lead to asthma attacks, coughing, and wheezing. Using a dehumidifier or using a fan when you cook, or shower may help eliminate these effects.
How Can Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric Assist You?
Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning, & Electric are here to provide you with the best services to promote indoor air quality. Our team of professionals will come to your home and provide you with a concise and expert evaluation of your home’s air quality.
To find out more about the services that we provide, contact us at 1-800-475-1504, and we’ll ensure that your home has the best air flowing through it, for the health of your family.