How Does Indoor Air Quality Affect Our Health?
Posted by MM Comfort BLOG
While a well-insulated home can provide a variety of benefits for energy efficiency, it can decrease the amount of fresh air that can enter your house. When indoor air doesn't get flushed out regularly or cleaned, it can build up pollutants in the form of particulates or volatile organic compounds. Indoor air quality tends to get worse in the winter when people have their windows and doors closed more often. Poor indoor air quality can cause a variety of health issues.
In the short term, breathing polluted air indoors can cause an array of respiratory issues. Because people spend so much time in their homes, polluted air can be a very serious issue. People breathing dirty air may experience eye, throat, and nose irritation, dizziness, and fatigue. These symptoms are often worse for people who already suffer from asthma.
Continuous exposure to polluted air can lead to several long-term effects. Particulates and VOCs have been linked to heart disease, cancer, and serious respiratory diseases.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
There are several ways to improve indoor air quality, including maintaining your HVAC system. When MM Comfort Systems performs a tune-up on your Redmond HVAC system, we'll replace any dirty air filters to improve indoor air quality. We can also clean out your duct system to ensure there isn't any dirt stuck to the sides. Air filtration and purification systems in your home can also improve indoor air quality.
Trusted HVAC Professionals
MM Comfort Systems wants to take the stress out of dealing with any HVAC issue in Redmond and surrounding areas. We can work on all makes and models, and we offer 24/7 availability for emergencies. With our high level of experience, we can help with heating and AC repairs, installations and maintenance, duct cleaning, and remodeling jobs. We are proud to be an ACCA Quality Assured – New Homes Qualified Contractor, and we always want the best for our customers. To find out more about how we can help with your indoor air quality, call MM Comfort Systems today.