How Indoor Air Quality Can Effect Your Health

By Adrianna • General, Health • 1 Apr 2017

Sometimes, the air within your home can be more polluted than the outside air. It’s important to monitor your home air quality by changing your air filter, installing a clean air quality system or a humidifier. About 25 million Americans suffer from asthma and air quality in your home can greatly effect this health issue. Here are some ways air quality can effect your health.

Symptoms

If your in home air quality is suffering, you most likely have a few of these symptoms. These symptoms occur when particles in the air get into your body or there isn’t enough circulation or moisture. Individual sensitivity to air quality and symptoms can vary between people. If you notice you feel better after leaving your home, that is also a sign your indoor air quality is suffering.

  • Coughing and sneezing
  • Eye irritation
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Congestion
  • Increased asthma symptoms
  • Long-term effects can include lung cancer or respiratory disease

What causes poor indoor air quality?

Poor indoor air quality can result from recent work done in your home and potentially harmful particles that can pollute the air as a result. If there’s an issue with your ventilation system, this can result in poor air circulation and temperature control within the indoor environment. The humidity in your home can also be affected by poor air quality. Air contaminants such as mold, bacteria, gases, chemicals and dust all contribute to poor air quality. These contaminants can get into your home if it’s an old structure or if there’s a lack of air circulation.

How to improve indoor air quality

Installing a whole home humidifier can drastically reduce the amount of contaminants that circulate throughout the home. These humidifiers also regulate the temperature and help keep you comfortable during the dry Winter months. An added bonus is that whole home humidifiers help prevent damages to your floors and woodwork due to low humidity.

Clean air quality systems help remove a large amount of airborne contaminants and allergens that cause poor air quality symptoms. In addition to home air filters, these air quality systems are great for households with pets or people with asthma.

It’s necessary for your home or workplace to have clean air to promote good health and maintain a healthy home. If you need help with indoor air quality, North Winds Heating & Cooling can help make your home a healthy place.

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