Poor indoor air quality is ranked by the EPA as one of the largest environmental risks to public health. Surprisingly to many, some of the worst polluters of the air you breathe are located right in your own home. People will often notice that they feel better while outdoors rather than indoors and that is because indoor air pollutants are generally two to five times greater than outdoor pollution levels. Stagnant air trapped inside your house by poor ventilation carries several pollutants that negatively impact the indoor air quality of your home. The range of pollutants affecting your indoor air quality includes mold, radon, pollen, pet dander, VOCs, phthalates, secondhand smoke, and more. Most of these indoor air quality contaminants qualify as fine or ultra-fine particulate matter that is easily inhaled and consequently passes into the bloodstream.
It is important to be vigilant about the indoor air quality of your home so that your family is not exposed to toxic pollutants that can be detrimental to their health. Poor indoor air quality can aggravate conditions like asthma and other respiratory conditions. Common symptoms are dry eyes, headaches, nasal congestion, fatigue, and nausea. Contaminants in indoor air quality have also been linked to serious conditions such as lung infections and even lung cancer. Studies have also shown that particles that enter the bloodstream through inhalation have been associated with stroke and depression. Indoor air quality can have a serious and negative effect on the health of the inhabitants of your home. Children and the elderly are affected the most by poor indoor air quality and contaminants.
By simply taking some time to observe the conditions around you, you can determine if your home might have poor air quality. Common signs of poor indoor air quality can be unusual odors, stale air, mold or mildew, and lack of air movement. These problems can be a result of several factors: poor air circulation within your home, excess humidity, dirty heating or air conditioning equipment, building materials, combustion, or burning of various substances. Comfort Experts can provide you with a free air quality analysis to determine if the indoor air quality of your home is putting you and your family in danger.
At Comfort Experts Inc., your clean indoor air specialists, the safety and health of your family is our number one concern. An indoor air quality analysis is an important step to take for your family’s health. We are confident that we can discover any possible air quality issues in your home and help you to create a plan to deal with these issues.
Often indoor air quality issues can be resolved by some simple strategies:
- Improving ventilation
- Using improved air filters and/or replacing dirty filters
- Dusting with a damp cloth to truly clean up particulate matter rather than spreading it around
- Removing sources of air contaminants
- Vacuuming regularly
- Monitoring the humidity level of your home
- Keeping smoke outdoors
- Maintaining your heating and air conditioning systems
Contact Comfort Experts today for an indoor air quality analysis! We are happy to help you learn about what is specifically affecting the air quality of your home and what you can do to improve it. You can trust us to help you better your home and better your health.