Importance of Indoor Air Quality
What is indoor air quality?
First of all, you may be wondering what we’re referring to when we say “Indoor Air Quality,” or IAQ for short.
Indoor air quality refers to the quality of air inside or around your home. Allergens, pollution, and other things that can pose potential danger to you or your family.
Why Does Indoor Air Quality Matter?
Good indoor air quality is crucial for many reasons. First, it can help alleviate or even prevent many unnecessary health problems. If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, asthma, or any other breathing conditions, having a good indoor air quality can help.
If you notice any of the following symptoms in anyone who lives in your household, it may be an indicator of the immediate symptoms of poor indoor air quality:
What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Activities Inside the Home
Did you know activities in the home can significantly impact the quality of air within your home? One major contributor to indoor air pollution is smoking. If anyone in the home smokes indoors, it can impact the rest of the family negatively by polluting the air they breathe in, therefore, contributing to other symptoms of poor air quality.
Additionally, pets in the home can shed hair and dander that can easily stick to your bedding, furniture, and anything made of fabric.
Other factors that affect your indoor air quality are things like remodeling construction projects in the home as these can bring rise to dust and other pollutants.
Activities Inside the Home
If your home has poor ventilation, it limits the amount of fresh air that’s brought in. Unfortunately, this creates stagnant and stale air since it’s not circulating well. When air is not circulating throughout your home, other things like mold and mildew can arise in damp areas of the home.
How to Improve your Indoor Air Quality?
A simple routine of cleaning your home combined with monitoring and changing your air filter regularly can help prevent and improve the quality of the air you breathe in every day.
Tips for Prevention to Promote Good Indoor Air Quality
Here are some simple steps you can take to help you keep your home breathing easy:
Call on the Experts at AC Crew
If you or anyone in your home has experienced symptoms of poor indoor air quality, it may be a good time to take action. We recommend regular maintenance to prevent and reduce the symptoms of poor indoor air quality. We also recommended having your HVAC system serviced at least once a year.
At AC Crew we make it our responsibility to enhance your home’s comfort and safety affordably. We provide maintenance, tuneups, new installations, and repairs. We're family-owned & operated with 20 years in the industry and here, we treat you like family.
Call us today at 951.427.9540 to schedule your AC check up! Our certified HVAC technicians will be happy to discuss which option is right for you.
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