How Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Affect Your Home

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important facet in protecting your home and family. Poor indoor air quality not only affects your health, but also comfort. Understanding and controlling common irritants and pollutants can reduce the risk of health concerns for you and your family, and make your home run more efficiently.

These health concerns can occur immediately or in the future. Get in touch with our team to learn more about mitigating and improving poor indoor air quality.

Present Effects Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

If filters aren’t changed and air quality systems aren’t in place, health effects can manifest quickly. After a single exposure or repeated exposures in short term to pollutants, some people can experience eye-nose-throat irritation, headaches, nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. Asthma and other issues can be aggravated depending on the pollutant.

You may think that poor indoor air quality is usually caused by outside air coming in – vehicle exhaust, pollen, dander, dust, and other environmental factors. While this is true, indoor air quality can also be affected by not letting in enough fresh air – if a home is too tightly sealed, moisture and other things can begin to build inside your home’s air.

Future Effects Of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality can have health effects for years afterward, or after long periods of exposure. These can include heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, new allergies and more.

Improving your indoor air quality is vital to stopping preventable conditions.

Cleaning your HVAC system, as well as introducing humidification and possibly a germicidal lamp can help keep your indoor air clean, and prevent poor indoor air quality.