One of the biggest benefits of living in this day and age is that we have access to so much different information and technology. The amount of research that has been done in the last 10 years alone is astounding! Researchers work tirelessly in all sorts of different areas learning about things that can help us in our lives. One area that has been interesting to watch is the topic of indoor air quality. There is so much information available on indoor air quality these days.
Indoor Air Quality Definition
Before we can truly delve into indoor air quality and how that relates to you, we need to define indoor air quality. Many people have heard the term but are not actually sure exactly what it means. Indoor air quality is defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.” The EPA continues by stating the more that we understand about common pollutants indoors the more that we can help reduce the risk of indoor health concerns.
Short & Long Term Effects of Air Pollution on Humans
Let’s break these health problems down into short-term and long-term effects. We will start with short-term health problems. The symptoms that you may experience will vary depending on what the contaminant is. The most common symptoms are coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, and upper respiratory congestion. These symptoms can also be linked to different issues so many people do not even think that it could be something in the air. Many people mistakenly believe that their symptoms are being caused by allergies, asthma, or other illnesses. Allergies, asthma, and other illnesses can indeed cause the same symptoms so it is tricky to know the real cause. If you cannot decide what the cause of your symptoms is try going outside when you start experiencing them. If the fresh air helps your symptoms subside then you are most likely dealing with poor indoor air quality. Prolonged exposure to poor indoor air quality can cause larger health problems. You may begin experiencing eye irritation, rashes, frequent fevers, rapid heartbeat, lethargy, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, lung disease, or hearing loss if you have repeated exposure to poor indoor air quality.
How to Improve Residential Indoor Air Quality
If you or your loved ones begin experiencing any of these symptoms and nothing that your doctor is doing is making a difference you probably want to take a look at what you can do to increase your indoor air quality. That is where Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning comes in. We offer many different services that can help you improve the indoor air quality of your home or business. One of the first things that you will want to have us do is clean your air ducts. All sorts of things can be hiding in your ductwork that could be lowering your indoor air quality. Our technicians can come out and get everything in your ducts clean so that your indoor air quality can improve.
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We can also talk to you about different products that you may want to consider for your home. Upgraded air filters, air purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers are all products we frequently recommend and install for our customers. Each of these products can help make sure that your indoor air quality is top notch. We also offer air purification services that can help your home. Give us a call today and we can come out and talk to you about your options!