Why is Indoor Air Quality so Important?

February 2, 2021

The more industrialized our world becomes, the poorer the air quality. This is not only true regarding the outdoor air quality, it’s also true when it comes to our indoor air quality. With less and less time spent outside, especially now during the pandemic, it becomes harder and harder to breathe in good quality air. Our Columbia, SC homes are sealed tighter than ever for better efficiency but it comes at a cost. Indoor air quality (also known as IAQ) is important for good health since we spend the majority of our lives indoors. When your Columbia, SC home IAQ is poor, it can wreak havoc on you and your family’s health and well-being. 

Why is Indoor Air Quality so Important?

Did you know that the air inside of your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the outside air according to the EPA? If you and your family are spending the majority of your time inside and in your home with polluted air, it can produce problems. Common symptoms of poor IAQ include the following:

Worsened asthma

Irritated eyes, throat & nose

Headache & migraines

Fatigue

Shortness of breath

Worsened allergy symptoms

Dizziness

Difficulty breathing

What Causes Poor IAQ?

Dirty ductwork

Clogged & dirty air filters

Smoking

Candles & air fresheners

Household cleaning products

Mold & Mildew

And more

How to Improve Your Columbia, SC Indoor Air Quality

There is good news though – there are multiple things you can do to improve the quality of indoor air in your Columbia, SC home. Things like investing in a whole home air purifier, installing a dehumidifier or humidifier, cleaning your ductwork, regularly changing your air filters, proper HVAC maintenance, using less chemicals, etc. are all easy things you can begin to incorporate in your Columbia, SC home for cleaner air. If you want to learn more about improving your IAQ, call the Air Necessities Heating & Cooling team today or check out our services page

https://www.airnecessities.net/indoor-air-quality

to learn more!

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