The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

You spend many hours inside of your home relaxing, playing, sleeping, and sometimes even working. When you are inside your home, you are breathing in the air around you, if this air is not healthy, then it may be affecting the health of those living in your home.

Your home’s indoor air quality is an important piece when it comes to you and your families health and wellness, there are many things that affect the air we breathe in, and many ways that you can improve this air.

Why You Should Pay Attention to Indoor Air Quality

There are many things that can deteriorate your home’s indoor air quality these may include;

  • Chemicals used in furnishings and carpeting
  • Lack of fresh air entering the home
  • Mold and mildew
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Low humidity
  • Pet Dander
  • Allergens bought in from outside
  • Dust
  • Cleaning products
  • Poor temperature control

These things that negatively affect your indoor air quality can result in many health problems, if you have poor indoor air quality you may experience;

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Irritated Eyes
  • Dry Irritated Nasal Passages
  • Itchy or Irritated Throat
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Repeated Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Asthma Flare-Ups

In severe situations, problems within your home that are causing poor indoor air quality may also cause more serious symptoms and diseases such as cancer.

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

One way to improve indoor air quality is to make sure that you have good heating and cooling systems in place within your home. These systems should have the capability to clean the air before it enters your home and they should be well maintained at least once a year. Regularly changing the air filters in your systems can also help control the amount of allergens that enter your home.

Other solutions that you can put in place to help your indoor air quality includes;

  • Installing a dehumidifier
  • Not smoking inside your home
  • Bringing more indoor plants into your home
  • Using cleaners that don’t include harsh chemicals
  • Replacing furnishings and carpeting with healthier options
  • Leaving your windows open when possible
  • Maintaining mold and mildew trouble spots

Your home’s indoor air quality is important when it comes to your health, therefore putting solutions in place to address any problems is a good idea.

If you are looking to have your air quality assessed, or you would like to know more about installing heating and cooling systems that can help keep your home’s air clean, contact the team at Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions today at (304) 212-2004. Our team of professionals has been helping our customers keep their homes comfortable and safe since 1979.