Indoor Air Quality Is Important to Your Health Posted on July 10, 2015

air qualityMany homeowners are concerned with outdoor pollution in large cities, but you may not realize that the air inside your home can be more harmful than the air outside. Indoor air quality is one of the top five risks to public health, and it can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. This is a danger to you and your family, as allergies, asthma, lung cancer, and heart problems have all been linked to poor indoor air quality.

Factors Contributing to Poor Indoor Air Quality

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, “Allergy and asthma control begins at home. Many people with allergies stay indoors when outdoor air is full of pollen and spores. But dust mites, animal dander, and even cockroaches can cause problems indoors.” Several other factors that contribute to poor air quality inside your home are:

  • Invisible gases such as radon and carbon dioxide
  • Gas-emitting chemicals like formaldehyde
  • Airborne pollutants such as pollen, viruses, dust, and dust mites
  • Damp areas where standing water produces mold, mildew, and other microbes

Important Facts About Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is crucial to your health and well-being because about 90% of your time is spent indoors, whether at the office or at home. More and more people, especially children, experience severe allergies and asthma each year, and many believe this is linked to poor indoor air quality. During the summer, when pollen counts are high, indoor air quality becomes even worse, as pollen and other allergens make their way into your home. You inhale at least 15,000 quarts of air per day, so you can imagine why it’s important that those 15,000 quarts are clean and healthy.

Air Quality Testing From North Macon Heating & Cooling

You and your family’s health is important, and we are committed to providing air quality testing and improvement services. Call us today and ask about our many air quality testing and improvement services:

  • Media air cleaners
  • Electronic air cleaners
  • HEPA air cleaners
  • Dehumidification systems
  • Bypass humidifiers
  • Steam humidifiers
  • Ultraviolet treatment system