Did you know that the quality of your indoor air is just as important as the quality of outdoor air? Just like outdoor air pollutants, indoor air contaminants can affect your health. In this blog, we’ll review just some of the reasons why you should improve your indoor air quality.
Why should you improve your indoor air quality?
Here are four health benefits of improving the quality of your indoor air:
1. Decrease allergens
Common indoor allergens include pollen, mold spores, and (yuck!) cockroach debris. These allergens float through the air and accumulate on surfaces, and they cause symptoms like eye irritation, a scratchy throat, and sneezing.
Maintaining the IAQ in your home reduces the number of indoor allergens and alleviates the symptoms of allergic reactions.
2. Sleep more soundly
Indoor air quality matters, even when you’re asleep. As your body moves through the sleep cycle, your breathing rate changes, so it’s important that the air is clean and easy to breathe while you sleep.
Better air quality means the body doesn’t have to work hard and interrupt sleep to get the right amount of oxygen. This causes less sleep disturbances and helps prevent or improve breathing-related sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea.
Cleaner air will have you waking up feeling rested and refreshed.
3. Breathe better
Air that is filled with contaminants puts a strain on your body when you breathe. Your breaths become shallower, and your lungs and heart have to work harder to take in enough oxygen. If it continues, this unnecessary stress on your body can cause health problems in years to come.
However, improved indoor air quality lets you take deep breaths and give your body the oxygen it needs without all the extra work. Our technicians at Ace Air Conditioning can test your air and help you breathe easier.
4. Regulate humidity
The right amount of humidity is important and can affect your health. Air that’s too dry can trigger nosebleeds and skin irritation. On the other hand, high humidity (hello, Louisiana!) promotes mold growth and makes your home feel musty, which causes heavy breathing.
Having cleaner air with less contaminants makes it easier to achieve the ideal balance of humidity (usually around 45 percent) and keep everyone comfortable.
Contact Ace Air Conditioning
The better your IAQ, the happier and healthier everyone will be. Contact the team at Ace Air today for more information and to schedule an appointment.