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Benefits of Good Indoor Air Quality

As a homeowner, you may not think much about your indoor air quality and the effect it can have on you and your family. Think about it, you breathe in around 11,000 liters of oxygen per day.

So if you’re living with low-quality indoor air, you and your occupants may be suffering from the consequences. Indoor air can trigger illnesses, enhance allergy symptoms, spread contaminants, and more.

The following are the common benefits of clean indoor air:

  • Easier breathing – Yes, breathing is an unconscious action that you do. However, if your home’s air quality is low, breathing can feel like a challenge. Even if you don’t realize it yourself, your body does. Shallow breathing patterns put a lot of stress on your body, especially your lungs and heart. With clean air, you can take huge, easy breathes that provides the oxygen your body needs to function properly.
  • Reduce allergies – Although most problem-causing allergen can be found outside such as pollen, grass, and spores, many indoor allergens like dust, mold, and dander also cause problems. When you fail to change your HVAC system’s air filters or when your home’s duct system isn’t cleaned properly, these allergens will continuously build and recirculate throughout your home, making those who suffer allergies miserable.
  • Alleviate asthma – Those who suffer from asthma are often sensitivity to outdoor pollutants such as smoke, smog, fumes, soot, and more. However, they may not realize that indoor air can be up to five times more contaminated than outdoor air. Having clean indoor air means breathing easier.
  • Reduce illnesses – We all get sick from time to time. Whether you catch the common cold or its flu season, poor indoor quality air can only worsen your symptoms, virtually extending the length of time you are ill. Clean air will help your body combat illness and improve your overall health.
  • Improves sleep – Our respiration changes when we’re asleep, causing our breathing rate to decrease and become much steadier. But during REM sleep, your breathing rate may fluctuate just as much as when you are awake. So as important as air is when you’re awake, it is just as important when you’re asleep. Respiratory irritation and airborne allergens affect the quality of your sleep, resulting in sleep-disordered breathing issues such as sleep apnea. With clean indoor air, you won’t have to worry about breathing problems during sleep.
  • Eliminates odors – Whether you have pets like a dog or a cat or you cook a lot of fish, odors are always a possible issue. The smell of body odor or staleness can affect your mood, behaviors, thoughts, and actions. By contrast, good odors improve your mood, reduce stress, and lower your heart rate. Having high-quality indoor air can reduce odors overall.

In order to increase the quality of your air, our Ontario County HVAC professionals at All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical can install a whole-home air cleaner. We offer our customers three options for air cleaning, such as media filters, electronic air cleaners, and ultraviolet air cleaning.

For more information, schedule your free consultation about our indoor air cleaning in Ontario County today by calling All Pro Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electrical at (909) 253-0664.