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Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

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You might not give it a second thought, but did you know that poor air quality could be making you sick? If not, don’t worry, we’re here to explain what might affect the air quality in your home or workplace and how you can improve it.

Poor Air Quality

After you finish reading our blog, you might discover there are more issues than previously thought! Daily activities such as people smoking, a lack of proper ventilation, or a lack of cleaning could be used as common examples. Although, there are some uncontrollable circumstances in the environment which might be unavoidable. If your home/workplace is situated in a heavily polluted area or by a factory of sorts, this can play a big part in your air quality. Especially if your workplace contains areas where heavy operations are going on, such as power plants and construction zones.

Since poor air quality can affect our health over time, it should be a priority to improve it and prevent harmful contaminants from growing larger! Some symptoms you might experience include headaches, sinus issues, face irritation, and difficulty breathing. These symptoms may not sound severe, but why not prevent a sore throat or stuffy nose that could be in your future?

What to do?

First thing to note, if there’s no proper HVAC unit(s) in your home or workplace, it’d be a great idea to install one or multiple. An HVAC unit makes a great difference in air circulation and preventing negative factors from building up, such as stagnant air and high moisture levels. If you’re unable to get an HVAC unit, window units and even fans will do the trick in some cases, albeit, at a lesser extent. Another easy way to prevent poor air quality is ensuring a clean environment. Even if your area looks spotless, have you really checked the cracks, crevices, and hard to reach spots? This includes getting rid of built-up dust/harmful materials, cleaning furniture or equipment, and checking your vents or clearing fans to ensure top performance.

It might not be the biggest worry on your mind, but poor air quality can also attribute to plenty of other issues that could end up costing you money or leaving you with more stress than needed. This could include mold growth, unwanted pests, or other problems. Spring and summer are the most popular seasons for allergies to act up, so we recommend trying some of our recommendations as soon as possible! It’s also important to mention that there’s been a rise in the number of common colds due to establishments reopening and masks coming off, so proper air quality will be beneficial to your family, friends, and coworkers.

If you want more information on how to improve your home or workplace’s air quality, feel free to contact us! Stay safe and stay clean!

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