Why Indoor Air Quality Matters

Indoor air quality matters because many people spend most of their time indoors. The air inside your home may be more harmful to your health than the air outside. Three of the main reasons you should maintain great indoor air quality include improving your health, avoiding triggering allergies, and making cleaning easier.

Improves Your Health

Indoor air pollutants can cause eye irritation, headaches, and fatigue. They may be the reason why you or someone in your family hasn’t been feeling well or why you often don’t feel well. Some types of indoor pollutants cause cancer and other long-term health problems. Carbon monoxide and nitrogen monoxide are two examples of hazardous indoor pollutants.

Fuel-burning appliances that don’t have proper ventilation can contaminate your house with carbon monoxide and nitrogen monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that’s difficult to detect without technology, and inhaling too much of it is deadly.

Avoids Triggering Allergies

Poor air quality can trigger allergies because allergens build up inside the home where they can’t easily escape. We recommend that anyone who has allergies use an air purifier to eliminate some of these allergens from his or her indoor air. Staying on top of changing your HVAC unit’s air filter is crucial as well. When the air filter becomes too dirty, it can no longer do its job of preventing dust and other pollutants from entering your house.

McFarland Indoor Comfort Services offers heating and cooling maintenance as well as other indoor air quality solutions for residents in the Granite City, IL, area. Having your ducts cleaned every three to five years helps maintain great indoor air quality and limits allergens.

Makes Cleaning Easier

Taking steps to maintain excellent indoor air quality keeps your home cleaner as well. You won’t have as much dust settling into your floor, bedding, furniture, and other areas of the home. Changing your heating and cooling system’s air filter regularly and having the ducts cleaned when they need it minimizes dust getting inside your home. Adding an air purifier to your setup further improves indoor air quality.

McFarland Indoor Comfort Services is a licensed, bonded, and insured heating and cooling company that serves residents in the Granite City area. In addition to repairs, installations, and maintenance, we offer duct cleaning, indoor air quality services, specialty sheet metal fabrication, and humidifiers. Our technicians are known for being courteous and getting the job done quickly and correctly. Contact us today for help with improving your home’s indoor air quality.

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