The Hidden Costs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality
Healthy air plays a central role in your overall health. Whether it’s the air in your office, your home’s vents, or the natural air outdoors, the quality of the air you breathe has significant consequences that can affect your health, wellness, and ability to function. Poor air quality outdoors can penetrate indoor spaces, triggering asthma and respiratory problems, causing a decline in cognitive function, and affecting sleep cycles. But poor indoor air quality or IAQ can also result from your indoor air, whether due to clogged air filters, dirty air ducts, high indoor humidity, dirty surfaces, or a lack of adequate ventilation.
Here, LIBERTYAIR Air Conditioning & Heating, your local HVAC company, discusses the hidden costs of poor indoor air quality and what you can do to achieve high-quality, healthy air in your indoor environments. Contact us today to start improving your IAQ so you can breathe easier year-round.
Decline In Cognitive Abilities
If you are lucky enough to be immune to seasonal allergies and other respiratory illnesses, you may think indoor air quality is not very important. Yet, poor indoor air quality affects those with allergies, respiratory illnesses, and others. Polluted or contaminated indoor air can affect your cognitive abilities and performance. For indoor air, a lack of proper ventilation means the same contaminated air continues to funnel through your indoor spaces without anywhere to escape.
Increased Respiratory Issues
For those who suffer from respiratory illnesses, issues, and irritations, including those with seasonal allergies and asthma, indoor pollutants like dust, mold, mildew, and other airborne particulate matter can be dangerous. Many people suffer from throat irritation, migraines, headaches, recurrent coughs, sneezing, and inflammation. However, in some cases, poor indoor air quality can lead to more severe and long-term problems that can put your health and wellness at risk.
Poor Sleep Hygiene
Particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, high carbon dioxide levels, mold, and other hampers on air quality can also affect your sleep cycles. Environments with low indoor air quality commonly produce symptoms of fatigue, but that doesn’t mean it allows you to sleep and feel well-rested. Exacerbated allergies and negative reactions to indoor airborne contaminants can lead to insomnia and poor sleep hygiene, preventing you from completing your sleep cycles each night.
How To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
The majority of Florida residents spent most of their time indoors. Yet, few understand the true importance of their home and business indoor air quality. In addition to health harms, poor indoor air quality can reduce the functional lifespan of your HVAC system, reducing your return on investment and often requiring frequent maintenance and repair calls and even whole system replacements before they are due.
Don’t put your health and indoor comfort at risk by settling for poor indoor air quality. Get the best with IAQ services from LIBERTYAIR Air Conditioning & Heating! We offer air purifiers and air filters that boost indoor air quality and help facilitate efficient and effective HVAC performance. Scheduling planned HVAC maintenance can also improve your home’s air quality and ensure your system runs as it should, so you can rest easy! Contact us today to schedule HVAC services for your home system.