Have you ever stopped to think about how clean the air is in your home? It’s something that most of us don’t give much thought, but for asthmatics and those with respiratory conditions it’s something that’s definitely worth considering.
From dust, dander, VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) pollen, mould, smoke and dust mites, there is an extended list of pollutants that can affect the health of you and your family. Depending where you live, the home’s ventilation design and whether or not your home has carpets, can influence the quality of the air. Air conditioning is one of the best ways to improve indoor air quality since it is greatly improves in-home ventilation and air flow. Professional carpet cleaning for homes with carpets is another recommended remedy, as well as addressing any leaks in the ceilings or other areas of the home that cause dampness.
What are some of the symptoms of poor indoor air quality?
- Dry eyes, sore throat and other cold like symptoms
- Sinus congestions
- Allergies and sneezing. Can cause respiratory coughing.
- In extreme cases even nausea and dizziness.
- Dampness or mould growing on walls or ceilings.
Since these symptoms are related to the common cold it can be difficult to identify, but left untreated for those with asthma, existing medical conditions or the elderly, consistently poor indoor air quality can become dangerous.
If symptoms seem worse in certain rooms, or you’re finding that you are allergies are playing regularly while at home but not at other places, it’s a sign that you’re indoor air quality should be addressed. Since we spend 90 per cent of our time indoors – the air we are breathing in is something we should be concerned about.
How Air Conditioning Provides a Healthier Indoors
Air conditioning provides a healthier indoors by removing pollutants from the air. Moisture is also removed from the air which can lead to the growth of mould. Air conditioning also helps move air around the indoors helping indoor air flow.
The caveat here is that filters are cleaned or changed regularly and duct work cleaned so mould spores, dust, dander and other pollutants do not accumulate. It’s also important to open doors and windows to allow fresh air to be drawn into the home to provide additional ventilation which will improve air quality.
To find out more about how you can use air conditioning to create a healthier home speak to one of our HVAC technicians here at Crown Power. We provide air conditioners that will change the way you enjoy your indoors. Click here to contact us!