Good indoor air quality is a must for maintaining our health. So many people have respiratory illnesses and are stuck in their homes. Dirty air filters affect our quality of life because they are the leading cause of allergies and seasonal colds. Let’s look at how indoor air quality affects your health.
The CDC stats of 2018 reveal:
1. 19.2 million people over the age of 18 and 5.5 million under the age of 18 have been diagnosed with asthma.
2.In addition, during 2018, another 19.2 million people over the age of 18 have been diagnosed with hay fever. There have been 7.1 million under the age of 18 diagnosed with respiratory allergies.
3. Physician office visits for both conditions combined were reported at 21.8 million. (cdc.gov Fast Stats)
People with chronic breathing conditions have compromised endurance. As a result, they spend a lot of time in their homes. Of course, asthma and hay fever are not the only two respiratory conditions that are exacerbated by poor air quality. People with COPD, CHF, Cystic Fibrosis, various neurological diseases, Reactive Airway et al., require fresh, clean airflow in their home. Good indoor air quality can mean less trips to the doctor.
Poor indoor air quality can affect your health. Headaches and fatigue are the most common symptoms in polluted air environments. Not feeling you are getting a good night’s rest? Are you waking up more tired than usual? Do you notice that you have a little cough only when you are in your house? Start looking at your air conditioning and heating systems because they could be the culprits.
Clean Up Your Indoor Air Quality
If your air conditioner and heating system work and the temperature in the room is comfortable — what else is there? There are dust, mold, dust mites, pollen, bacteria and viruses that blow around your home if your heating and cooling units are not maintained. As a result, your lungs become very unhappy over time. Therefore, clean airflow throughout your home is very important for a healthy environment. Schedule a routine maintenance check because this could mean a reduction of allergy symptoms and colds.
Let Us Help
Fesmire Heating and Air Conditioning is here to help. We can perform seasonal maintenance on your heating and cooling units so as to keep your airflow clean and motors running efficiently. An effiencient unit is a happy unit because a happy unit means savings on your energy bills! Indoor air quality affects your health. Having good air quality in your home can also save on doctor’s bills too. Savings all around!
For more information on how to prevent lung damage, manage asthma, and avoid overexposure to lung irritants, visit the American Lung Association website.
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