Many people spend significant amounts of time indoors, meaning that the air they’re breathing needs to be clean. The importance of having adequate indoor air quality is often underestimated, but there are many negative consequences of having poor air quality in your home or office. Here are some negative consequences of having poor indoor air quality and what you can do to improve it.
The Negative Impacts
People must have clean air in their homes and offices. Not only can regularly breathing in impure air cause a person to feel unwell in general, but it can lead to respiratory difficulties, increased allergies, asthma, and more. The symptoms that you can experience from breathing in substandard indoor air include:
- Irritation to the eyes, nose, lungs, and throat
- Difficulty concentrating
People who breathe in carcinogenic materials like radon or asbestos for extended periods can even eventually develop cancer. This is why it’s imperative to ensure you’re breathing in clean, purified air.
What Causes Poor Indoor Air?
There are many causes of poor indoor air. Exposure to hazardous contaminants like pesticides, airborne debris from renovation dust, cleaning supplies, and more are common causes. Humidity levels that are too high or too low can also contribute to polluted air as well as poor ventilation.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality
There are many ways to improve indoor air quality, and it’s often necessary to determine the cause of the substandard condition of your air before the problem can be corrected. The installation of humidifiers and dehumidifiers can make a significant improvement in the quality of your indoor air. Humidifiers add much-needed moisture to the air during winter months when dry air can be a problem. Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air during the summer months, keeping the air cool and safe.
If you’re ready to improve the air quality in your home or office, contact us at McCown Company. Start taking care of your health by taking the necessary steps to make your home’s air quality cleaner and safer.