The Benefits of Controlling Your Indoor Air Quality

Your chronic fatigue and headaches could be caused by poor indoor air quality. Start monitoring your home’s IAQ today and breathe easy.

If you are like the average American, you spend more than 90% of your day indoors. This means that you are breathing indoor air for most of your life. Have you ever thought about the quality of that air? Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can lead to a variety of health concerns. If you’ve been experiencing chronic headaches or congestion, poor IAQ could be the reason.

Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

Constantly inhaling poor-quality air can have many short- and long-term effects on your health, including the following:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Respiratory congestion
  • Itchiness or irritation in eyes, nose or throat

In addition to these short-term health effects, exposure to air pollutants can also lead to respiratory disease, heart disease and various types of cancer. Indoor air quality is not simply a matter of itchy eyes, it can have serious implications for your quality of life.

Controlling Your Indoor Air Quality

Your home’s IAQ is largely controlled by your HVAC system, which is why regular maintenance is necessary. There are many elements that can negatively affect HVAC performance, including microbial growth and high moisture levels. Heat and humidity can increase microbial growth and cause dust particles and pollutants to be become trapped in the HVAC system and spread throughout your home.

Maintaining Your HVAC System

If you are concerned with maintaining your home’s indoor air quality, there are a few simple maintenance steps you can take to ensure the air you’re breathing is pristine:

  • Clean your HVAC system regularly
  • Replace your HVAC filter every month
  • Install a UV light in your HVAC system to reduce microbial growth

Monitoring Your IAQ

In addition to maintaining your HVAC system, you also want to monitor your home’s air quality on a regular basis. There are many software systems that are designed to continuously monitor your IAQ. These systems monitor the temperature and humidity of your home as well as the presence of pollutants and noxious gases in the air. These systems are able to set appropriate standards for each of these elements, ensuring that when any imbalance is detected, your HVAC system’s heating or cooling elements are triggered to maintain optimum IAQ.

There are many elements involved in maintaining optimum indoor air quality in your home, but the experts at Kemnitz Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. are here to help. Call us today to schedule an air quality evaluation—we can help you start the journey to a happier, healthier you with clean, fresh air! Don’t forget to follow us for more HVAC tips.

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