How Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

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It’s fairly simple to control the temperature and humidity of the air inside of your home. On the other hand, controlling the quality of the air is a little more difficult. When the quality of your indoor air is poor it can even start to affect your health.

When water damage, mold, high levels of dust, pollen, and the presence of VOCs are in your home, side effects can begin to develop.

Short­-Term Effects

Without proper ventilation, the air you breathe at home may not be as clean as you think. You’ll know when the air quality begins to reach an extremely low level because your senses will start to be affected. Your eyes, nose, and throat will become irritated and headaches can begin to develop. Some may even feel more fatigue and tiredness while present in the house. Those who are older or with respiratory illnesses, such as asthma, will be greatly affected. These side effects can worsen the longer you stay inside and the longer you go without allowing fresh air into the house.

Long­-Term Effects

After years of constant exposure to poor air quality without any changes, more serious effects can be seen. Respiratory illnesses and heart disease can begin to develop within those who live in the house. Once the short term effects take a long enough toll on your body the end result can be detrimental to your health.

The quality of air within your home can affect your health more than you think. To avoid having your health affected, there are many ways to improve indoor air quality. be sure to have your HVAC system tuned up and your home’s air quality tested. To learn more, or to schedule an estimate with SameDay Heating & Air, give us a call at (801) 726­-3329.

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