Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid” _builder_version=”3.0.63″] People spend 90% of their time indoors and indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has indoor air quality ranked as one of the top 5 environmental dangers. It is linked to severe asthma and allergy development in children and to heart problems and lung cancer in children and adults. Symptoms depend on the particular contaminant and are sometimes mistaken for allergies, stress, colds or the flu.

  • Some of the symptoms of poor indoor air quality are:
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Upper respiratory congestion
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nose bleeds
  • Sore throat
Poor indoor air quality can contribute to the development of or exasperate these problems:
  • Infections
  • Lung cancer
  • Chronic lung diseases
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Rashes
  • Fever
  • Hearing loss
  • Myalgia
Indoor air quality is affected by anything that releases gas or particles. The most common causes of poor indoor air quality are: Inadequate ventilation – contaminated air can’t get out, fresh air can’t get in Unmaintained heating and air conditioning systems Dampness due to floods, leaks or high humidity – creates mold and bacteria Occupant activities – cleaning, personal care, construction, smoking Combustion – burning of some form of fuel Old/outdated building materials – asbestos, wood treated with formaldehyde What can you do to improve the air quality in your home? Use proper ventilation around fuel burning appliances like furnaces, fireplaces, ranges and heaters Replace and maintain the air filters in your home Control the moisture in your home – use a dehumidifier if necessary and clean your humidifiers and dehumidifiers regularly Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector Use proper ventilation when cleaning, painting or using harsh chemical products in the home Test for Radon Don’t smoke inside Keep your house clean – wash bedding, use a HEPA vacuum cleaner, and leave shoes at the door. Leave asbestos to the professionals! If you have any questions about the air quality in your home and how to improve it please contact Comfort Design today or request service online. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_cta saved_tabs=”advanced,css” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_button=”off” button_letter_spacing=”0″ button_use_icon=”default” button_icon_placement=”right” button_on_hover=”on” button_letter_spacing_hover=”0″ module_class=”ctaModule” title=”Need HVAC Service?” button_url=”https://comfort-design.com/request-service/” url_new_window=”off” button_text=”Request Service Now” use_background_color=”on” background_color=”#777676″ background_layout=”dark” text_orientation=”center” global_module=”122″] Contact the experts! [/et_pb_cta][et_pb_text admin_label=”Local SEO” saved_tabs=”all” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” global_module=”124″ /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]]]>

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