Most people spend about 90% of their time indoors. The air in your Coral Gables, FL home could be up to five times more polluted than the outdoor air. Knowing what’s in your home’s air allows you to take specific actions in order to improve the indoor air quality. Consider these three reasons why an IAQ inspection is a smart investment for your health, comfort, and well-being.
Reduce Allergy and Asthma Attacks
Many indoor air pollutants are known allergens. These include dust mites, pet dander, spores, pollen, and tobacco smoke. Many people with asthma experience attacks after exposure to one of these allergens. Cockroach allergens and particulates from cooking, burning candles, or cleaning could also trigger allergy or asthma attacks. An IAQ inspection shows what’s in your home’s air and provides action steps for removing the pollutants.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to indoor air pollution causes a wide variety of health effects. Even if you don’t have allergies or asthma, you might feel nauseated, dizzy, or tired. Exposure to indoor pollutants could irritate your eyes, nose, and throat. After finding out which pollutants are prevalent within your home, you could have our professional HVAC company install an attic fan, whole-house dehumidifier or better HVAC filter.
Lower Risk of Illnesses and Chronic Diseases
Ongoing exposure to indoor air pollution increases your risk of respiratory diseases and breathing disorders. Children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are at an especially high risk of getting sick or developing a chronic disease from indoor air pollution. With the information from your IAQ inspection, you could install a UV-C filter to inactivate germs, upgrade your ventilation system or get an air purifier that removes mold spores and dust.
To learn more about the benefits of an IAQ inspection, check out Magnificent Air Cooling & Heating’s indoor air quality services, or call our professional HVAC company today for additional details.