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Indoor Air Quality

Air quality is a topic that you may hear about quite often but, what about indoor air quality? This is something that is so important that we don't think is talked about enough. Indoor air quality can play a huge factor in your day to day life. Poor air quality can potentially result in headache, eye irritation, fatigue, dry throat, sinus congestion, dizziness, and nausea. In this blog we will aim to answer questions surrounding indoor air pollution, how to prevent it and how to better your space's air quality.

Indoor air pollution can be caused by a number of factors but it is typically due to an accumulation of contaminants from various sources inside a home. As the weather begins to get colder we will see an increased amount of air pollution due to fireplaces or wood burning stoves .

So what specifically causes poor indoor air quality?

  • Ventilation Problems - Lack of maintenance of HVAC system
  • Combustion Products - Vehicle exhaust, scented candles, oil lamps, wood stoves, fireplaces, ect. can emit irritants and chemicals into your home's air.
  • Organic Vapors - Can cause adverse health effects.. Includes many household cleaning products
  • Bioaerosols - Airborne product of a biological contaminant including mold, bacteria, viruses, mites, and pollen.

If the air quality in your home isn't where it should be, that doesn't mean it can't get to where it needs to be .Part of maintaining a safe home environment includes making certain that your household air is as clean as possible. Temperature, humidity, air purity and air freshness are things that can be controlled.

Humidifiers and air filters are great options to control air quality in your home. These technologies have the ability to aid families with allergies, prevent dust build up and help remove mold and pollen. Some specific options we recommend are Steam Humidifiers, Bypass Humidifiers, UV Light, Whole-Home Air Purifiers.

Installation of these technologies is easy and can have a huge impact on not only your indoor air quality but, the health of the whole family.

More questions? Give us a call, we are happy to help! (518)-798-6560.

 


Sources: http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/factsheets/airquality.htm

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