indoor air quality

Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality can have immediate effects on health, including:

  • Eye, nose, and throat irritation
  • Headaches, dizziness, and fatigue
  • Respiratory problems, such as asthma and bronchitis
  • Increased risk of infections
  • Allergic reactions
  • Cardiovascular problems

It is important to address indoor air quality issues promptly to minimize these negative effects.

Poor indoor air quality can have long-term effects on health, including:

  • Chronic respiratory problems, such as asthma and bronchitis
  • Lung cancer and other types of cancer
  • Increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Neurological disorders
  • Reproductive problems
  • Developmental problems in children

These effects can occur as a result of long-term exposure to pollutants such as secondhand smoke, radon, and toxic chemicals found in cleaning products, pesticides, and building materials. It is important to take steps to improve indoor air quality and reduce exposure to these pollutants in order to protect the health of all those living in the home.

How can I improve the indoor air quality of my home?

There are several things you can do to improve the indoor air quality of your home, including:

  • Regular cleaning and dusting your home to remove allergens and pollutants.
  • Use air purifiers or HEPA filters to remove pollutants from the air.
  • Open windows and doors to ventilate your home and bring in fresh air.
  • Avoid the use of chemicals and harsh cleaning products that can release pollutants into the air.
  • No smoking or allowing smoking inside your home.
  • Keep indoor plants that can help to purify the air.
  • Use natural cleaning products, such as white vinegar and baking soda, instead of chemical cleaning products.
  • Make sure your home is well-insulated to prevent drafts and leaks.
  • Use a dehumidifier to reduce the amount of moisture in the air, which can help to prevent mold growth.
  • Make sure to maintain and clean your HVAC* systems to ensure they are working efficiently and not circulating polluted air.

*HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.

HVAC is a system used to control the temperature and air quality inside a building or vehicle.

The heating component of the system warms the interior during cold weather, the ventilation component moves the air inside and outside of the building, and the air conditioning component cools the interior during hot weather.

The goal of the HVAC system is to provide a comfortable indoor environment by maintaining the right temperature, humidity, air movement, and air quality.

Contact Sharpe Advantage to discuss the air quality of your home