Indoor Air Quality
Your home or office should be a comfortable safe haven. However, if your home or office leaves you feeling unwell, you may be suffering from poor indoor air quality.
What is indoor air quality?
According to the (EPA) Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures as it relates to the health and comfort of its occupants. Indoor air quality is affected by humidity, ventilation, temperature, and chemical or biological contaminants found within the air inside a building.
Why is indoor air quality so important?
Pollutants building up in your home can result not only in unpleasant odors, but also lead to serious health issues such as:
Other serious, long-term conditions
Death due to carbon monoxide poisoning or other pollutants in high concentrations.
What can cause poor indoor air quality?
Inadequate whole-house ventilation
Improperly vented appliances and fireplaces (carbon monoxide)
Mold and mildew resulting from moisture damage and high humidity
VOCs from chemical cleaning products and pesticides
Building materials containing asbestos, formaldehyde, and lead
High temperature and humidity can also increase the levels of some pollutants
Poor Indoor Air Quality Prevention
Air Duct Cleaning
Change Air Filters regularly
Use of Air Purifiers/Electronic Air Cleaners
Use of Dehumidifiers
Daily Vacuuming and Cleaning
Improve your indoor air quality today and breathe easier. Contact Allen Air Conditioning & Electrical so we can help you find the perfect solution for your home’s indoor air quality issues.