Tuesday, February 7, 2017

4 Reasons Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important

American's spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors, so having quality indoor air to breathe is important. Often times, indoor air quality is worse than outdoor air quality. In fact, indoor air quality is ranked within the top 5 environmental risks to public health according to the U.S. EPA. In honor of National Care About Your Indoor Air Month, here are four reasons why indoor air quality is important brought to you by Lake of the Ozarks' best heating and cooling company

1. Important To Your Health

Indoor air quality can affect your health in many different ways including headaches, dizziness, nausea, skin problems and eye, nose and throat irritation. These symptoms can often be confused with other illnesses. If you notice relief from your symptoms soon after leaving a particular room or building, they may be caused by indoor air contaminants. In addition, indoor air pollution can also trigger allergic reactions, asthma attacks and respiratory symptoms. In the worst cases, exposure to high levels of some pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, can even result in fatalities. 

2. Comfort In Your Home

Mold is commonly associated with poor indoor air quality. Mold is often caused by your home having too much humidity. Too much humidity in your home can cause you to not be completely comfortable in your home, especially if your home has mold, as there are many side effects of mold including fatigue, headaches and poor memory. Typically, your HVAC system will control the amount of humidity in your home. However, sometimes it needs a little help. Luckily, with the help of dehumidifiers, your home can give you comfort no matter the season.

3. Be More Productive

If your indoor air quality is poor, you may experience a few side effects including fatigue, weakness, headaches, poor memory and difficulty concentrating. These symptoms can make it hard to be productive. American's spend nearly 90 percent of their time indoors, so it's important to ensure that the indoor air you breathe is clean and free of pollutants. In addition, if your HVAC system is properly filtrating out the pollutants, it can lead to better sleep, which we all know is good for a productive day.

4. Effects On HVAC System

Pollutants can even reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. If your home has many pollutants, it can affect the humidity levels in your home making it harder to heat or cool. If your HVAC system is not running efficiently, it can also shorten the lifespan. However, if you do have an efficient system, there are many benefits, including better indoor air! Your HVAC system could help remove contaminants, bacteria, molds, pollen and viruses that all affect the quality of your indoor air, making the air you breathe healthier. However, there are also add-ons, such as air purifiers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and UV lamps that could help your HVAC system clean your air. 

Cleaner Air With Royal Heat & Air

If you are experiencing some of the symptoms of poor indoor air quality, check out our blog from last week about how you can improve your home's indoor air. If you are wanting to upgrade your HVAC system to improve the quality of your home's indoor air, contact Royal Heating & Air at 573-480-4313. In addition, the best heating and cooling company at the Lake of the Ozarks can install air purifiers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers and UV lamps that can help your HVAC system. 

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