When we think about our health, we think about how we treat our bodies- exercising, sleep, food, hydration- but do we consider the air quality of our surroundings? Obviously we try to avoid highly polluted areas, but what about the pollutants in our homes and businesses? This air quality doesn’t only affect our health, but it also affects the structural integrity of our residential and commercial properties. If this comes as a shock to you, you may be wondering exactly what the repercussions are of having poor air quality. Here are a few examples of how the quality of air in your home or business can negatively affect you.
It is pretty unpleasant to be in your home and be forced to deal with a foul odor. It can ruin your mood and your environment very easily. Lingering odors can be caused by what is living in the air around you like chemicals, moisture, and even mold spores. If you find your home or business is consistently experiencing mysterious lingering odors it might be a sign that your indoor air quality needs improvement.
Did you know that mold spores travel through the air? Poor indoor air quality can create an environment where mold can grow with ease. Once mold is present within your home, it is a long and complex process to remove it completely. It is important to eliminate all risks that can potentially lead to a mold problem in your home or business.
High humidity is a factor of having poor air quality. When the humidity levels are high, it can lead to water damage over time to the building materials in your home. Your floors and walls can warp and swell, paint and wallpaper can peel, and surfaces can become discolored from exposure to too much moisture in the air. Chemicals found in the air can eat away at your building materials and your personal belongings such as furniture, upholstery, and more.
Not only does dust affect your air quality, but poor air quality can create more dust, making it a vicious endless cycle. Dust is made up of items that can be found in the air- such as pet dander, skin cells, and pollen. Poor circulation causes the dust to settle, and creates an environment with poor indoor air quality.
Allergens are present in the air around you, and when your air quality is bad you are exposing yourself to them constantly. You may experience worsened allergy symptoms in your home or business such as itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing. If you find yourself unable to shake your seasonal allergies, it may be time for you to address your air quality.
Other Adverse Health Reactions
Poor indoor air quality doesn’t just affect your allergies, but can have a great impact on your overall health. Some examples of adverse health reactions to poor air quality include:
- Dry, irritated skin
- Respiratory issues
- Constantly becoming sick
- Weakened immune system
Those it Is not something we see or think about, your indoor air quality plays a huge role in your quality of life. Our team at Dove AC can assist you with improving your indoor air quality. If you are curious or ready to take the next step in improving your air quality, don’t hesitate! Call us today.