The air you breathe in your home is something that can have a huge impact on your health. It’s an important part of living, but when the air quality is poor, it can lead to many different health problems. This topic has been covered in the media a lot lately, and I’ve seen many people ask questions about indoor air quality (IAQ). In this post, I’ll explain what IAQ is and why it matters so much—and how easy it is to improve your indoor environment!
Indoor air quality is more important than you think
If your home has poor indoor air quality, it can affect your health, performance at work and family life. In addition to the obvious consequences on your comfort and energy bills (which may include increased heating costs), a poor indoor environment can also affect the value of your property if a buyer decides they don’t want to live in an unhealthy residence.
Indoor air is contaminated…
Indoor air is contaminated with hundreds of pollutants.
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…and it can cause serious health problems.
There are a number of different pollutants that can cause health problems for you and your family if the air in your home isn’t clean. Some examples include:
- Dust mites, which can cause allergic reactions to people who have sensitive skin or respiratory problems.
- Mold spores, which can cause allergies in some people and lead to asthma symptoms (such as wheezing).
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are gases released by things like paint, furniture polish and carpets. VOCs may irritate your eyes and lungs when they’re inhaled; they also contribute to building up on surfaces over time—leading to poor indoor air quality overall!
You’re surrounded by contaminants everywhere you live and work.
You’re surrounded by contaminants everywhere you live and work. The building materials, furniture, and even people who live or work in the space all contribute to the indoor environment that surrounds us. The air we breathe is not just filtered through our lungs; it’s also laden with dozens of other chemicals found in homes, offices, schools and hospitals. These chemicals can cause serious health problems if they are inhaled over long periods of time.
Here are some of the most common indoor air pollutants.
Indoor air pollution is caused by a number of factors, including:
- Smoke from cigarettes, candles and incense
Other indoor air pollutants include: Pollutants from the outdoors (e.g., pollen from plants) Pet dander (mold spores in pet hair) Pollen from flowers Pesticides and fertilizers Chemicals found in household cleaners and paints
It’s not just what’s in the air that hurts you, but the lack of fresh air, too.
- The air we breathe is not just what’s in the air, but also what’s not in the air.
- Air quality is affected by temperature and humidity as well as movement of your home or office.
Indoor air quality is important, but it’s also pretty easy to improve. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or spend long hours at the gym to get it right. Here are some tips:
Your HVAC system may be a source of indoor air pollution, but with the proper air filtration and purification measures, the ductwork can become a place to clean the air in your entire home. Western Air installs and services numerous whole-house air-cleaning solutions, including:
- Air filters
- Air cleaners
- Air purifiers
- Air scrubbers
- UV germicidal lights
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At Western Air, we are committed to the health and comfort of you and your family. With our indoor air quality solutions, you can enjoy clean, contaminant-free air to help you breathe easy.
Call us today at (760) 984-3151 for a free indoor air quality service estimate. We offer a price-match guarantee to ensure you get the best deal by working with us!