Your home is the one place you can truly relax – alone or with your family, doing activities or just spending a lazy Sunday on the couch. Your home is a special place, and you would do anything to keep it safe.
But there’s a hidden danger lurking in that safe space that many homeowners neglect to address.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is how air cleanliness is measured in and around buildings. IAQ also takes into account the health of the building’s occupants. It’s an important figure to keep in mind because most people spend about 90% of their lifetime indoors.
You probably can’t take direct action to change the IAQ of most buildings you frequent, but you can make sure the air in your home is safe to breathe and contributes to a happy, healthy space.
As we’ve discussed before, your home’s HVAC system acts like its lungs, and if those lungs are plagued with contaminants, allergenic particles, dirt and dust, then it’s possible that same material can affect your health.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that even a single exposure to air pollutants can cause ear, nose and throat irritation as well as “headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.” The real problems arise with repeated exposure, but luckily, you can greatly improve the indoor air quality of your home with the help of a seasoned HVAC professional.