Better Indoor Air Quality

 

Everyone wants clean, breathable air in their work and home environment.  It helps control allergies and keeps our homes, where we likely spend most of our time, healthy.

 

What can you do to get the better indoor air quality you deserve?

What Better Indoor Air Quality Can Do

The better the quality of air we breathe in, the less likely we are to develop allergies.  Or in some cases, to aggravate existing allergies or other health conditions.

Breathing, lung and overall health issues can strike at any age.  It’s not good for anyone to breathe in air contaminated with mold, dust, dander or other pollutants or allergens.

Achieving better indoor air quality is one thing you can do to provide a safe and healthy environment for you and your family.

How Air Conditioning Helps Improve Air Quality

To seriously improve the air you breathe and get that desired better indoor air quality, consider installing a new energy efficient air conditioning unit.

The important link between better indoor air quality and air conditioning boils down to keeping the air cool and well circulated where you work and live.

Cool, conditioned air is preferred because it’s easier to breathe in, eliminates mold spores, allergens and other pollutants that aggravate breathing and allergy conditions.  A/C units reduce levels of humidity, which keeps excessive moisture and the formation of mold spores at bay.

Other Health Benefits from Better Indoor Air Quality

As you can imagine, spending a lot of time indoors due to extremely hot and humid conditions is a necessity when temperatures reach dangerous levels.

Health issues such as heart conditions, allergies and other breathing disorders can become worse if the air you are breathing indoors is unsafe or unclean.  This can happen at work or at home.

If you consider breathing indoor air filled with allergens and pollutants all night long while you sleep, you can understand how important it is to make sure you are breathing safe and clean air on a consistent basis.

Symptoms of Potential Poor Air Quality

It is time to check your air quality if you find yourself sneezing, coughing, experiencing headaches, clogged sinuses or breathing in dry stale air to the point that you experience nose bleeds.

These symptoms are strong indicators that the very indoor air you are breathing in may contain allergens that are irritating to your body and/or the air is not of good quality.

It may be necessary for you to install air filters on your air conditioning unit or run a humidifier to provide some moisture in overly-dry air to make it safer.

While it’s true that running an air conditioner works to remove excess moisture from the air, you don’t want to run it to the point of completely eliminating all moisture from the air.

Considering the Benefits of Better Indoor Air Quality

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has studied the complications from breathing in poor air quality.

Not only is better indoor air quality better for your skin and feels more comfortable, it provides a better environment to combat breathing or sinus disorders.

In addition to helping you through the allergy season, it helps daily by keeping your nasal passages, sinuses and lungs free from pollutants that make and keep you feeling unwell.

Key Takeaways

  • By following a routine A/C maintenance schedule, you can ensure your A/C unit is running at maximum capacity and the filters are clean.
  • Talk to your local HVAC professional about the addition of ventilation, air purification, filtering or humidifier systems to run along with your A/C unit to continuously provide the best indoor air quality.

We all need and deserve better indoor air quality to stay healthy and prevent allergies and lung infections.  Investing in a high-quality A/C unit goes a long way to help keep you comfortable, healthier and breathing easier.