The quality of the air in your home has a major impact on your daily life. From respiratory health to allergies and cleaning, the quality of the air in your home or office should never be ignored. By using this quick guide to indoor air quality, you can start to tackle some of the common concerns related to air quality and understand how to communicate with the professionals when it comes to fixing some some of these issues.
Common Air Quality Concerns
There are a wealth of pollutant sources that can lower the quality of indoor air. Among the most common are outdoor pollutants such as oil, moisture, and accumulations in central heating and cooling units. The importance of these pollutants in terms of lowering the quality of air can depend on the area where you live, the level of pollutants present in the home, and how hazardous each pollutant can be for your health.
Good air quality depends heavily upon ventilation. If too little outside air makes its way into the home, then pollutants can begin to pile up and cause problems. Outdoor air must be circulated into the home so that harmful materials can be diluted. If there is a lack of ventilation in the home, then the air often seems stuffy, moisture accumulates easily, and mold and mildew will be likely to appear. High temperatures and high humidity common to Florida can also increase the levels of some pollutants in the air.
Air Quality and Health
While some indoor air pollutants can cause immediate problems in your health, some do damage over long periods of time. Immediate health concerns from air pollutants can include symptoms similar to those of colds and flu. Long-term exposure to more harmful substances that can come from building materials and other sources can be more serious, resulting in conditions such as respiratory and heart disease or cancer.
Climate Design Can Help Improve the Air You Breathe
People should partner with the professionals when it comes to weatherizing the home and measuring levels of certain pollutants in the home. Measuring the risks requires specific testing procedures and some in-depth knowledge of particular pollutants such as radon. However, partnering with the experts of Climate Design can allow you to establish some basic strategies in the home or office for maintaining consistently high air quality.
Together, we can help you make improvements in ventilation, establish controls for sources of indoor air pollutants, and put proven air cleansers in place that will purify air as it enters and exits the home. Just give us a call, or set up an appointment online.