Why Indoor Air Quality Is Important

May 14, 2019

The air that you breathe in your home will have every bit as much impact on you as the air you breathe outside. It is important that you ensure the air quality in your home is good because this will help to avoid the various negative impacts that poor indoor air quality can cause.

Short-Term Effects of Poor Air Quality

In the short run, indoor pollutants and irritants can cause respiratory problems and illness. When one has allergies, poor air quality will accentuate the effect of the pollen that they breathe outside. On the flip side, when the air in your home is clean, your residence becomes a safe respiratory space where your lungs can recharge after breathing the carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the outdoors.

Long-Term Effects of Bad Air Quality

In the long run, poor indoor air quality will cause harm by causing respiratory disease. There is also the possibility of heart disease and cancer. Granted, one would need to breathe bad air for an extended period of time for these effects to occur, but they can occur. While good air quality may not necessarily have specific long-term health benefits, it will at least take one extra risk off the table to your long-term health. There is also the issue of carbon monoxide, and breathing it can cause illness and death quite quickly.

Positive Impacts of Good Air Quality

Good air quality will literally help you breathe easier, and sleep better at night. In addition, it will remove allergens from the air inside your home. The air quality can also have benefits for your home itself. Good air can balance the humidity inside the home. This will mean that the home may not grow mold that can be caused by excessive humidity. No humidity in the home can mean that skin becomes irritated and you will be more susceptible to nosebleeds. With good air quality, you won’t have as much eye, nose, and throat irritation as well.

Trust the Professionals

Cooper Heating & Cooling is a trusted name when it comes to your HVAC system and the quality of air inside your home. They are trusted experts in air filtration and purification. They also provide options when it comes to humidifiers and dehumidifiers. Some other services we provide include heating and cooling installation, repair, and maintenance, as well as duct repair and replacement, temperature zoning, and much more. We are based in Broomfield, but we proudly serve the entire Denver, Fort Collins, and Colorado Springs metro areas. Contact Cooper Heating & Cooling to ensure the highest air quality in your home!

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