Having poor indoor air quality in your home or business can create health issues and major discomfort. There is a good chance that the air quality in your home is causing you allergies, respiratory problems, eye irritation, headaches, and sinus problems. The Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged indoor air pollution as a major issue in our environment and health.
Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are many causes that contribute to poor indoor air quality. Dust, mold, allergens, and even household cleaning products can easily spread throughout your home or business, making the air difficult to breathe, thereby harming your health. Poor ventilation makes it challenging to weaken indoor air pollutants due to not enough outdoor air being carried in.
Health Effects of Indoor Air Quality
There’s no doubt that poor indoor air quality can cause serious health issues. You may experience fatigue, headaches, irritation of eyes, nose, and throat, and dizziness. Long-term effects from indoor air pollution may include heart disease, respiratory disease, and cancer. Maintaining a clean home environment will ensure your health and well-being.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
There are many steps you can take to guarantee that the air quality you’re breathing is safe and pollutant-free. The first step is to make sure your HVAC system is running properly and being kept clean. If you have an older model, it may be time to have one of our professionals upgrade your HVAC unit. The right system can remove up to 99 percent of the allergens and pollutants. We recommend cleaning the filter regularly to ensure fresh, clean air circulating in your home. Consider installing a whole-house air cleaner into your HVAC system to help eliminate chemicals from the air. Make sure to maintain humidity levels to limit the amount of bacterial infections, mold growth, and dust mites.
At Genuine Comfort Heating & Air, we work hard to help home and business owners improve their indoor air quality through installing and maintaining air filtration units. For more tips to improve indoor air quality, contact our staff at (801) 915-4495 or fill out our contact form online.