While people are often concerned about outdoor air pollution, they frequently overlook
the air in their own home. When your indoor air quality, or IAQ, is poor due to, for example, problems
with the heating, air filtration, or humidity levels, this can cause a
broad range of problems for your family. There are several reasons why
your home’s IAQ matters.
Poor indoor air quality can be uncomfortable.
When your indoor air isn’t ideal for living in, this can lead to
a range of health issues that make your family feel uncomfortable while
in the house. Some symptoms that people might experience while living
with poor IAQ include dizziness, itchy throat, watery eyes, headaches,
coughing, sneezing, and fatigue. If you find relief from problems like
these when you leave your home, then your IAQ may be to blame.
Poor indoor air quality can affect your health.
The same issues that cause mild symptoms, or separate ones altogether,
can cause more severe symptoms in some individuals. Examples of these
can include nausea, vomiting, rashes, muscle pain, hearing loss, and shortness
Good indoor air quality offers you benefits.
When homeowners take steps to improve the quality of their indoor air,
they often find that they feel better while at home. For example, good
IAQ can help you breathe more easily. You may also notice that because
breathing is an easier process, that you can sleep better and more soundly.
Additionally, eliminating common causes of poor indoor air quality, such
as pet dander, dust, pollen, and mold spores, can reduce your allergy
symptoms while at home. Finally, when you improve your home’s IAQ
by properly balancing its humidity level, you can make your house healthier
and more pleasant in which to live.
If you think that your home could benefit from better indoor air quality,
then it might be time to have a technician inspect your HVAC system. For
assistance with your indoor air quality, heating, or AC in Berkeley, call
Albert Nahman Plumbing & Heating today at (510) 843-6904.