Given much thought to your indoor air quality lately? No? You're not alone. Even if you're having symptoms that could be related to the air quality, you might chalk it up to other factors. But indoor air quality is a significant concern. Here's what you need to know:
What Affects Air Quality?
Because we spend, on average, around 90% of our time indoors, it's important to be aware of what we're exposing ourselves to as we breathe. The most common pollutants in household air include mold, pet dander, dust, dust mites, pollen, bacteria, smoke, chemicals, and cleaning products. The effect these can have on us includes allergic reactions such as a runny nose, congestion, itchy eyes, sore throat, and rashes, as well as health issues including respiratory inflammation, asthma, headaches, and fatigue.
How Do I Improve Air Quality?
Improving air quality isn’t as hard as you think. With the right air filtration or air purification system you can clean it up quickly and breathe easier in a short amount of time.
An air purification system will work to remove the pollutants from the air in your home by reducing the concentration of the airborne contaminants. Most home air purification systems work as they force air through a filter, which catches and traps the particles to keep them from circulating through the HVAC system and your home. These air purification systems can remove more than 99% of the particles from the air.
To help keep your family healthy and reduce the amount of pollutants in your air, consider an air purification system. For more information on the right system to help improve your indoor air quality, talk to the pros at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.