Whether you’re at the workplace or inside your home, indoor air quality (IAQ) can make a huge impact on your health. Indoor air problems can cause discomfort, irritation, and major health issues over time. Learning more about air quality can help you make the best choices to keep you and your loved ones safe and comfortable in your Keller, TX home.
Overlooked Sources of Pollution
Factors that cause indoor pollution can be easily overlooked. Common pollutant sources include mold, tobacco smoke, pollen, pesticides, and household products (such as cleaning products). Others include gases such as radon and carbon monoxide and building materials like formaldehyde, lead, and asbestos.
Regular air conditioning maintenance will ensure your equipment is up-to-date and providing clean air. Getting your air ducts professionally cleaned will eliminate any buildup of dust and other pollutants. Also, installing filters to prevent mold can decrease exposure to harmful irritants.
Musty or moldy smells are signs of poor IAQ in your space. Everyday activities such as cooking, smoking, and caring for pets can cause odors and indoor pollution. Short-term exposure to these pollutants can have side effects such as headaches, allergies, fatigue, and dizziness.
Identifying sources of indoor odors can prevent any discomfort and future health concerns. Installing filters and having proper ventilation helps to provide odor relief. Professional HVAC maintenance ensures your equipment creates a healthy indoor environment year round.
Long-Term Health Effects
Exposure to indoor pollution can cause serious health problems over time. While some symptoms of immediate exposure (like irritated eyes, nose, and throat) are short-term, others can have long-term effects that emerge years later.
Repeated exposure to pollutants can cause respiratory diseases, cancer, and heart disease. Making steps to improve indoor air quality now will prevent harmful effects later on.
To learn more about indoor air quality services for your home or business, call North Tarrant Heat & Air or visit our services page.